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LIA © Goethe-Institut


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. At the beginning of the 20th century the Baumwollspinnerei (cotton mill) was the site of Europe’s largest processing centre for cotton, today it houses the cultural centre for one of the most exciting places for the production and exhibition of contemporary art and culture in Europe.

Jett Ilagan © private Jett Ilagan
a.k.a. escuri
A music producer and a multimedia artist from Laguna, Philippines

His works explore sound and particularly the idea of “cultural soundscapes” through various methods such as field recordings, sound walking, and personal encounters with the subject environment and its locals.

His sonic related projects involve performing and producing electronic music in various settings, may it be public, and private space, as an attempt to explore how physical spaces contribute to and/or affect spatial sound and performance. Currently, he is interested in employing lights and multichannel sound as a medium to communicate the role of our cities in composing and infusing rhythms to our everyday urban life.

For the past years he had performed, conducted art projects, and participated in artist residencies in Germany, Malaysia, Japan, and Vietnam. He is part of BuwanBuwan Collective, a Manila based record label dedicated to unearthing substantial electronic art forms. He is a co-founder of PsWs, an independent artist-run initiative based in Laguna.


International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film © Cris Bringas

International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

DOK LEIPZIG, now on its 64th edition, is an international festival for documentary and animated film, being the first in the world to combine these two genres. DOK Leipzig celebrates film and promotes debate. The festival focuses on the values of peace, tolerance, human dignity, and freedom of expression, along with a strong, individual artistic signature of the filmmakers.

The festival takes place on 25 – 31 October 2021.

"Nung Kinuha si Mama ng Refrigerator" (When the Fridge took my Mom away)
by Cris Bringas

The short film by Bringas is one of the eight short film projects that were chosen from among 117 submissions across the world for the DOK Short n’ Sweet category of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.

Cris Bringas © private Cris Bringas is an up-and-coming filmmaker based in Manila. His films blend narrative, documentary, and experimental approaches and have been selected at film festivals worldwide such as Locarno, Granada, SeaShorts, and EIDF. He is currently finishing his Film degree at the University of the Philippines Film Institute.​