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.


Bari-Bari © Daloy Dance Company/Bari-Bari

Environmental Dance Project by Christoph Walker
Daloy Dance Company

The Goethe-Institut Manila supported dance group, Daloy Dance Company, collaborated with German choreographer Christoph Walker in his project Environmental Dance Project.

The project deals with the question of whether the specific body knowledge of dance cultures can be used to achieve a less destructive way of dealing with nature and ecosystems. Daloy Dance Company's dance film for the project entitled Bari-Bari has been shown at The Fifth Wall Fest International Film Festival, and Lorma College's exhibit called Art in Nature: Nature in Art, as well as the The Green Unconference 2021.


Daloy Dance Company
© Daloy Dance Company

Bari-bari is the ilokano for tabi tabi po (tagalog).  A Filipino expression that one says when passing through a place where elemental spirits may be, out of reverence and respect; as if saying, ‘We are only passing through; we mean no harm’.

Bari-bari is a collection of 9 short dance films that combine interviews, folk and ethnic dances in Ilocos Region (and contemporary interpretation of these dances), and dances that arise from immersion with the land and waters in La Union, Ilocos Sur, advocating for environmental sustainability and regeneration. The premiere of the film series is on the Environmental Dances platform by Company Christoph Winkler.