Filmscreening and Talk


Documentary by Janina Möbius
Eine Frau in einer Werkstatt hält sieht sich etwas an.
Eine Frau steht mit ausgebreiteten Armen auf einem Platz
Eine Gruppe von Menschen posiert auf einer Bühne
Eine Gruppe Menschen posiert auf einem Balkon
Ein Mann spricht vor einer Kamera
Einer Frau werden die Haare geschnitten
Eine Karte von Deutschland mit verschiedenen Fotos

The independent performing arts were and are particularly affected by crisis situations. In order to support artists from this field, the Fonds Darstellende Künste (Performing Arts Fund) initiated and funded around 25 laboratories between May and August 2022, ranging from figure and object theater to music theater, from dance to performance and acting to theater in public space and contemporary circus. The film documents the artistic work and research of these (also digital) laboratories distributed throughout the Federal Republic in times of social transformation. On the big screen, positions by Danny Banany, Mable Preach, Mieke Matzke, Simone Dede Ayivi,

Stefan Kaegi, Susanne Schuster and others, and numerous curators and artistic directors from various production venues and festivals will have their say. "Nevertheless! - Zur Lage der Freien Künste" shows the polyphony of aesthetics, practices and locations and combines them into a strong, common statement for the arts.

Approx. 70 min., in German and English.

Admission free, registration requested at 

Written and directed by Janina Möbius Cinematography: Ralf Ilgenfritz, Michael Weihrauch, Lorenz Haarmann, Michael Schaff Sound: Ralf Weber Editing: Michael Weihrauch Graphics: Stefanie Saghri Music: Victor Gangl Color correction and mixing: Ralf Ilgenfritz Production assistance: Malene Düvell, Tara Höfer Producer: Bertram Zacharias, Nalan Kahriman Producer: Irene Höfer Editing: Marie Deuflhard, Steffen Klewar, Sebastian Köthe, Elisabeth Wellershaus.

Production: Medea Film Factory on behalf of the Fonds Darstellende Künste. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.