The 2016 Werkleitz Festival Trans-Positionen is taking place in conjunction with the international radio art festival Radio Revolten organized by Radio Corax.
As part of this collaboration the Werkleitz Festival will feature an interdisciplinary exploration of radio as a medium of acoustic art in its exhibition, performance and multi-part film programme. Trans-Positionen examines the relationship between sound and the electronic image, the political importance of radio and the medium’s current relevance.
The Werkleitz Festival will include an exhibition of Friedrich Jürgenson’s Audioscopic Research Archive (on loan from the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe) in the foyer of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and a performance by Swedish artists Hampus Lindwall, Joakim Forsgren and Leif Elggren in the Moritzkirche, which was especially commissioned by curator Martin Hartung for the festival. In addition, a multi-part film series curated by Florian Wüst will be presented at Kino Zazie.
With Trans-Positionen Werkleitz is creating the framework for new synergies with local, national and international individuals, organizations and research institutions.
The organizations Kirchenmusik an der Propstei- und Moritzkirche Halle and SAUER-Orgel Halle e.V. have made it possible for us to use the Moritzkirche and its one-of-a-kind Sauer organ for the performance. The performance will be broadcast live in London on the radio station Resonance FM via the Radio Revolten network. The audio recordings will be used to produce an LP, so that the event will live on even after the Werkleitz Festival 2016 Trans-Positionen has come to an end.