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Culture Monthly News

The Goethe-Institut's monthly list of the best cultural event tips from around Australia.


Sound for fungi © Theresa Schubert

Theresa Schubert at Experimenta Life Forms

Berlin-based artist Theresa Schubert contributes to Australia's travelling festival Experimenta Life Forms with her awe-inspiring piece Sound for Fungi. Working with live, organic material as her medium, she creates an interactive, generative video experience. Experimenta Life Forms is a touring exhibition that will be shown throughout Australia at various venues over the next three years.  

Still from "Oeconomia" © Oeconomia

‘Oeconomia’ at Antenna Selects

Dive into the deep end of the world of big money with this thorough and funny documentary. As inequality continues to grow and big banks’ problems are paid for by small customers, money is rising to the top while the planet's resources are being depleted. Oeconomia aims to show why – and how – this happens. 

German Film Festival 2021

German Film Festival 2021

The first films for this year’s German Film Festival have been announced! Palace Cinemas & German Films have secured several highlights and the Goethe-Institut will again contribute the popular sidebar Kino for Kids program with hand-picked films for kids and teens.


Refik Anadol's "Machine Hallucination" installation © Refik Anadol Studio

Creating in the age of AI

Are we ready? Artificial Intelligence will change the way we communicate, create and experience our world. “Kulturtechniken 4.0” invites artists, thinkers and creative minds to participate in one of the most important discussions of our time.

Onleihe graphic © Goethe-Institut

Streamable content
Goethe-Insitut's Onleihe

Over 100 German films – classic movies as well as current productions – are available for free on our eMedia platform, the eLibrary. Look forward to a range of gripping, funny and surprising films on topics like Germany in general, society, history, culture, arts and literature, women and LGBT, all in the original German version.


Kultur Magazine - On Ground © Goethe-Institut

Kultur Magazine #30

The latest edition of our kultur magazine takes a closer look at the interplay between AI and traditional creative pursuits. It features contributions from Prof Toby Walsh, Assoc Prof Goetz Richter, Dr Oliver Bown, Angie Abdilla and many others, as well as interviews with AI artists such as Mario Klingemann and Christian 'Mio' Loclair. Flick through the magazine in the online flipbook or email info-sydney@goethe.de and we'll send you a print copy, free of charge.

External Projects

Opera Queensland: Winterreise © Opera Queensland

Schubert's ‘Winterreise’

Opera Queenlsand presents an opportunity to experience German song, poetry and art in one event. The music of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, which is based on the poetry of Wilhem Müller, will be accompanied by projections of majestic winter landscapes by painter Caspar David Friedrich.