The Werkleitz Festival move to … sociosphere, ecosphere, bodydatasphere examines the question as to which new impulses art can provide for the societal, ecological and technological dynamics of the future in an age of global transformation.

A vast array of lectures, films and podcasts associated with the three thematic spheres will be presented online in conjunction with the conference and discourse programme new world dis/order. Organized together with the German Federal Cultural Foundation and supported by the ZEIT-Foundation, this event will examine the consequences of digitalization.

  • For three weekends in a row, well-known theorists, scientists and artists will discuss and reflect on current phenomena of our present and the near future. The programme is streamed from the former headquarters of the Ministry for State Security of the GDR in Halle (Saale) and accompanied by features and podcasts. From June 18, selected film productions by award-winning scholarship holders of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP) will be presented on the festival website, including: by Chloé Galibert-Laîné (FR), Kevin B. Lee (DE) and Total Refusal (AT).

  • The festival continues with an online exhibition part in September 2021:
    EMAP Garden @ Ars Electronica 8-12 September

    With the support of Creative Europe, 44 artists and artist collectives have been working over the last 4 years on the most urgent challenges of our time at the 11 institutions of the European Media Art Platform. They are exploring global warming, maritime pollution and water quality and creating artificial creatures as metaphors for post-human maritime life. They are investigating empathy and the swarm intelligence of robots and generating tulip patterns from Bitcoin exchange rates. They are fabricating subversive tools that citizens can use to protect themselves from digital surveillance and analyzing the logics of neoliberalism. Some of them are developing potential ways for our societies to function more justly. They all demonstrate and reflect a creative, unconventional approach to old and new technologies. 

MT Livestreams


The conference and discourse programme new world dis/order will be presented in German and English, simultaneously translated. The entire programme will be streamed live. The recordings will then be available online. 

UPDATE – join the programme and visit the festival location– free access to the conference sessions with on-site registration

MT Opening Hours

Opening Hours

The artistic works set up in the studios can be visited at the festival location in Halle:

June 19–July 4

18:00–22:00 h Fr                     
16:00–22:00 h Sat/Sun            
14:00–22:00 h Sun, July 4        


Festival Location

Ex-Stasizentrale Halle / Former headquarters of the East German Ministry of State Security in Halle 
Blücherstr. 1
06122 Halle (Saale)

Werkleitz Office

Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V.
Schleifweg 6
D-06114 Halle (Saale)
fon: +49 345 68246-0
fax: +49 345 68246-29

MT Registration


Admission to all festival events is free of charge.
dis/order finissage night on July 3 – No admission until 10 pm, later: 5,00 €/ 10,00 €.
The events can now be visited on site.

Festival visit without prior registration
To visit the artistic works in the studios of the festival location in Halle, visitors need to register at the entrance. Prior registration is no longer necessary.

dis/order finissage night on July 3 – without registration – but fully vaccinated, recovered or tested (free tests are provided at the entrance from 8 pm until 2 am)

Masks & Distance
For visiting the festival building, we ask our guests to wear medical or FFP2 masks and to keep a distance of 1.5m.


MT About

European Media Art Platform

The European Media Art Platform (EMAP), initiated by werkleitz and co-funded by Creative Europe since 2018, is a consortium of 11 leading European media art organisations specialising in Digital and Media Art, Bio Art and Robotic Art. The consortium includes several renowned festivals dealing with these interdisciplinary art forms. Through an open call, EMAP members offer practitioners two-month residencies built on the legacy of the European Media Artist in Residence Exchange (EMARE) which exists since 1995. EMAP also acts as a marketplace for associated partners to select artists and works for their own festivals and exhibitions. In addition to production support for artists, EMAP provides an international platform to promote and disseminate the work of media artists.
The residency is based on intercultural and interdisciplinary knowledge exchange between the selected artists, host organisations and various experts from science, arts and technology involved to consult, support or train the artists. Each member host provides an artist grant, travel expenses, production budget, paid accommodation during the residency and access to labs and facilities. Events include solo exhibitions and group shows, on and offline conferences and capacity building workshops to share our knowledge.
Artists can submit project proposals for the open calls; media and digital art organisations can contact us at any time if they are interested in becoming associated partners or future members.

MT Team


  • Artistic Director 
    Peter Zorn
  • Artistic Director Werkleitz
    Daniel Herrmann
  • Head and Curator Conference and Discourse Programme
    Sandra Naumann
  • Co-Curator and Project Manager Conference and Discourse Programme
    Daniela Silvestrin
  • Advisory Board Conference and Discourse Programme 
    Inke Arns, Timo Daum, J. Olaf Kleist
  • Producer Team Exhibition
    Marie Hinkelmann, Lars Rummel
  • Producer Documentaries and Project Manager
    Marcie K. Jost
  • Documentary Team Video
    Tim Nowitzki, Max Mendéz, Denis Herzog, Christian Schunke, Claus Störmer, Georg Steffens
  • Documentary Photos
    Michel Klehm, Falk Wenzel
  • Producer Podcasts and Moderator
    Marold Langner-Philippsen
  • Producer Radio Features
    Ralf Wendt
  • Event Manager
    Julia Wirth
  • Location Manager
    Johanna Gerlach
  • Director Live Streaming
    Hein-Godehart Petschulat
  • Team Livestreaming 
    Anke Peters, Peter Rohrmann, Robert Soujon, Christoph Papendorf
  • Team Interpreting
    Lilian-Astrid Geese & comunicada-Team (Marcus Grauer, Matthias Jansen, Catherine Johnson, Kristina Lange, Gyda Thurow)
  • Press and Public Relations
    Cornelia Hänchen 
  • Press
    Bojena Todorow
  • Social Media Assistant
    Luka Löhner
  • Coordinator Location Development
    Kim Brian Dudek
  • Team Location Development
    Christopher Cichon, Alfred Cyranka, Aron Eichstädt, Malik Eichstädt, Matthias Federspiel, Arno Kilian, Tamino Kloth, Alrik Krause, Clemens Picl, Hilmar Prüß, Immanuel Ries, Anna Zeitler
  • Guest Office
    Patricia Thomas, Anne Rethfeldt
  • Technical Director Werkleitz
    Jörg Drefs
  • Technical Support
    Kilian Ball, Chris Busch, Thomas Brück, Markus Ettenauer, Honki, Timo Klieman, Simon Krautheim, Martin Kruschwitz, Matthias Lipeck, Daniel Ott, Max Schweizer, Michael Seefeldt
  • Finances 
    Heike Weiße
  • Finance Assistants
    Tara Guariguata, Ines Heine
  • Grafikdesign, Website
    Knoth & Renner
  • Web Editor and coordinator Werkleitz
    Elisa Patzschke
  • Content Manager
    Paul Motikat
  • Copyeditors
    Rubaica Jaliwala, Iris Ströbel 
  • Translators
    Gaby Gehlen, Chris Michalski, Anja Schulte
  • Festival Trailer
    Nick Teplov
  • Trailer Music
  • Subtitles Trailer
    Clara Wieck

MT Special Thanks

Thanks to

Station Endlos, Mrs. Krätzer and her team from The Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former German Democratic Republic (BStU) for their cooperation and valuable information on the history of the building, Gudrun Triepel from the State Office for Construction and Property Management Saxony-Anhalt

Thanks to all EMAP Members for 4 awesome years of collaboration, production & inspiration:

Ars Electronica, Linz: Jessica Galirow, Veronika Liebl 
Antre Peaux, Bourges: Isabelle Carlier, Claire Guilloux, Penelope Yatropoulos 
FACT, Liverpool: Jess Fairclough, Charlotte Horn, Maitreyi Maheshwari, Lesley Taker
Impakt, Utrecht: Arjon Dunnewind, Jeroen Andriessen, Michelle Franke, Froukje von Dooren
Kontejner, Zagreb: Olga Majcen, Tereza Teklic
LABoral, Gijón: Lucia Garcia, Karin Ohlenschlaeger, Patricia Villanueva
M-Cult, Helsinki: Minna Tarkka
Onassis Culture Center, Athens: Christos Carras, Heracles Papatheodorou, Vera Petmeza, Theodora Vougiouka 
RIXC, Riga: Agnese Baranova, Rasa Smite
WRO Art Center, Wroclaw: Piotr Krajewski, Dominika Kluszczyk, Agnieszka Kubicka-Dzieduszycka, Małgorzata Sikorska