Digital Events and Projects

I saw a lamb © Toccata Studio

I saw a lamb

In response to the global situation, artistic director of Toccata Studio Ng Chor Guan (Malaysia) and the Paranormal String Quartet (Germany) created an experimental travel journey documentary based on a trip from Germany to Malaysia in April 2020 within the Virtual Partner Residency Programme by Goethe-Institut. 

TOUCH © Raymond Liew Jin Jin

TOUCH - a dance piece in 13 trailers

As the third part of the trilogy CONTINUE, which was developed in 2018, TOUCH was planned to be premiered in April 2020 at the theaterimballsaal Bonn and to tour in Malaysia in July 2020. As a response to Covid-19, the dance piece TOUCH has been sliced into 13 short video trailers, which are now available online as a digital format of the work and will be part of future live performances as well.

Sound of X © Goethe-Institut / Photo: Benny Suhendra Panjaitan / Design: Groupe Dejour

Sound of X

How can we reconnect with the spaces we live in, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? The artists of Sound of X propose answers as they explored their sonic environment. The resulting video soundscapes offer a unique experience of our cities.

Latitude Festival © EL BOUM

Digital Latitude-Festival

The digital festival Latitude presented a programme of artistic contributions and debates, exploring the question of how colonial structures impact the present and how we can overcome them. You can find most contributions in "Media".

The title Kulturama.digital is shown against a blue-white-orange background including the following objects: glasses, an eye and a mouth. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Kulturama.digital

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations. Together and in solidarity through this time.

Drawn picture; 2 people sit next to each other, inbetween them plays a radio Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

Time to Listen

The project “Time to listen” presents a collection of stories - told by storytellers from all genres of art, from all over the world.

Intellectuals and artists around the world on the social consequences of the pandemic © Kitty Kahane

Day-Afterthoughts

(6. April 2020)
What does the coronavirus crisis mean for each individual and for our society? Intellectuals and artists around the world respond to this question for the project “Day-Afterthoughts” with a view to the present and with a view to a time afterwards. We begin with the Indian historian Romila Thapar.

Current Projects

Science Film Festival © iStock Sarayut

Science Film Festival 2020

In cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the festival aims to expand the conversation on the issues central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through an international selection of films on science, technology and the environment.

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SEADSTEM - The South East Asian Digital STEM Platform

SEADSTEM is a project of the Goethe-Institut in South East Asia in cooperation with the South East Asian Ministry of Education Organization. It gives teachers the opportunity to jointly develop and exchange high-quality resources for innovative concepts in STEM teaching.

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Pazifik - Leipzig

In collaboration with LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) the Goethe-Institute offers artists from Southeast Asia a three-month residency at the Art and Culture Centre Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei.

Lostgens/basis © Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space KL | BASIS e.V. Frankfurt

Artist in Residence Exchange Programme

The Artist-In-Residence exchange program or AIR aims at supporting and encouraging contemporary visual arts and promoting international exchange between Frankfurt and Kuala Lumpur. The program offers young and emerging artists the opportunity to gain experience regarding their own artistic practice and to build an international network.

We will have been young – Photo Exhibition ©CCTang_Obscura

We will have been young

An exhibition on youth and future in Southeast Asia, is the result of the Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass by Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse (Ostkreuz Photographers’ Agency) during the Obscura Festival of Photography 2016 and 2017 in Georgetown, Malaysia. After touring in SEA  and Germany the exhibition is shown in Bangkok, Yangon and Phnom Penh 2020.