SILBERSALZ 2019

20.06 - 23.06.2019, Halle (Saale)

SILBERSALZ Public Programme

SILBERSALZ Festival 2019 was an exciting cosmos of science communication all over Halle (Saale):

23 films with accompanying talks; including 2 world premieres, 5 German premieres, 1 pre-release. An exhibition with 20 installations. 14 talks with scientists, artists and media expert. Plus exciting live events.

Here, you can still find the program of 2019:

Festival catalogue (pdf – in german only)

 

SILBERSALZ Conference 2019: Find the schedule and detailed information here.

Wed 19 June

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Museum of the Moon

Installation / Luke Jerram / Great Britain / 2016

Even a human footprint from the Apollo-11 mission era can be seen on it: Luke Jerram has reproduced the moon in a fascinating huge model.[...]

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WANDERKINO "Under the Moon"

WANDERKINO / Tobias Rank / Germany

The 16 mm film reel is clattering: The WANDERKINO mobile cinema is enriching SILBERSALZ with silent movies and live music outdoors on a summer’s evening. With films on the theme of "the moon and beyond": The silent movie "A Trip to the Moon" (1902) from Georges Méliès, "Metronome" (2010) and "War and Peace" (2012) from Tilo Baumgärtel, as well as films by Oskar Fischinger from the 1930s.[...]

Thu 20 June

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Science Fair | School Screening

Documentary / Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster / USA / 2018 / 90 min / German

At the "Science Fair" competition, 1,700 school-goers are presenting their best ideas. A film about perseverance and how to learn to believe in yourself. [...]

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Hi, AI – Love Stories from the Future | School Screening

Documentary / Isa Willinger / Germany / 2019 / 87 min / OV with ST

Harmony can give unconditional love, while PR2 is a master at making popcorn. Isa Willinger shows how our lives are being changed by robots with artificial intelligence. [...]

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Frogs & Friends

Interactive Web Documentary / Filmtank / Germany / 2018

Frogs & Friends: An interactive journey through the endangered world of amphibians
A frog concert at the pond – when’s the last time we heard that? With this web documentary, you can explore the world of the amphibians. And realise the situation they now find themselves in.[...]

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Spheres – Songs of the Spacetime

Virtual Reality / Eliza McNitt / USA / 2018 / English

Humankind have observed the stars for thousands of years, but what does outer space actually sound like? A prize-winning virtual reality voyage by the artist Eliza McNitt.[...]

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The Inflovable Machine

Installation / Mónica Rikić / Spain / 2019

What does "falling in love" sound like? The creative coder Mónica Rikić has constructed a machine capable of making desire, attraction and love audible for the visitors.[...]

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Inside Tumucumaque

Virtual Reality Installation / Filmtank & Interactive Media Foundation / 2018 / Germany

See how a caiman can swim through rivers or sit in the treetops like an harpy eagle: This installation provides deep insights into the world of the rainforest [...]

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ArchaeaBot

Installation / Anna Dumitriu, Alex May / Great Britain / 2018

Floods, droughts and extreme storms: There is only one kind of living creature still on Earth. And you learn what they look like in this exhibition.[...]

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Songbird: a virtual moment of extinction

Virtual Reality / Lucy Greenwell / Great Britain, Denmark / 2018 / English

The island of Kauai used to be one the largest bird paradises in the world. With a VR headset, we can now experience this world of birds once more.[...]

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ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!

Exhibition / Ei Wada + Nicos Orchest-lab / Japan / 2018

It’s a complete pity to simply throw away old electronic equipment. In this exhibition, the visitors can test out how to make music with them.[...]

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Eine Stadtkrone für Halle von Walter Gropius

VR & AR Installation / Artistic Direction: Professor Dr. Bernd Hanisch / Germany / 2019

Halle could have been a "Bauhaus city". Almost 100 years later, we can finally experience the Gropius buildings once planned for the city.[...]

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Museum of the Moon

Installation / Luke Jerram / Great Britain / 2016

Even a human footprint from the Apollo-11 mission era can be seen on it: Luke Jerram has reproduced the moon in a fascinating huge model.[...]

 

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Plasticity: Our Changing Oceans

Installation / JD Whitman / USA / 2018

For Jacquelyn Whitman, the most important aspect to the subject of environmental protection is conveying it properly. In her installation, she reveals the endangered beauty of the oceans.[...]

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Don't Make Love

Game / Maggese / 2017

Relationship issues can be found everywhere, but with praying mantises they become a matter of life and death. A chat game about relationship crises and resolving them.[...]

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SILBERSALZ by Youth. Art Meets Science: Satellite Exhibition

Satellite Exhibition / Various Formats / 2019

What happens when teams of art-pedagogy and biology-didactics students develop mediation projects for adolescents and test them out on location? Two exhibitions reveal the working processes and the results.

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Only Expansion

Audio Tour / Duncan Speakman / Great Britain / 2019

How do halls sound in a concert of global sounds and noises? Duncan Speakman’s soundscape remixes itself repeatedly in real-time and invites the audience on an audio ramble. [..]

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

Installation / Germany / Helmholtz Center Potsdam

The surface of the Earth is constantly being exposed to the sun, wind and rain. In this exhibition, the visitors can themselves check out which impacts this has.[...]

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Invisible Beauty

Interactive Kinetic Sculpture / Croatia / Filip Borelli / 2017

"Invisible Beauty" plays with the laws of physics. The artist and the audience continuously reconstruct the huge fluorescent mobile – creating new effects over and over again.[...]

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Future Care – A Look at the Future of Digital Healthcare

Interactive workshop focusing on technical assistance systems in healthcare.

The use of technologies such as robots, telepresence systems or VR headsets has also become unstoppable in the field of patient care. But how useful are these systems?[...]

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Queen without Land | School Screening

Documentary / Asgeir Helgestad / Norway, Germany / 2018 / 45 min / German

The nature filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad accompanied the polar bear "Frost" and her cubs over a four-year period. A documentary between fluffy fur and climate facts. [...]

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Heartbound

Documentary / Sine Plambech, Janus Metz / Denmark / 2018 / 90 min / OVwST

Sommai, a former female sex worker, has helped countless Thai women to find Danish husbands. A documentary about families in the globalisation era. [...]

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ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS! - SILBERSALZ Opening Night

Concert / Ei Wada + Nicos Orchest-lab / Japan

The humming of an old TV set is mixed with the peeping of scanners to become a surging techno beat: Ei Wada is performing a concert on electronic equipment.[...]

Fri 21 June

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Living Universe

Documentary / Alex Barry & Vincent Amouroux / France, Australia / 2019 / 84 min / OV with ST

Many planets in outer space are highly similar to our planet Earth. But is there really life out there, perhaps? And what would a journey to such a planet look like? [...]

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Welcome to Sodom | School Screening

Documentary / Florian Weigensamer, Christian Krönes / Austria / 2018 / 92 min / OV with ST

New mobile phone: Better camera, more storage space. But what happens to the old one? "Welcome to Sodom" reveals how thousands of people live from our waste – and die from it. [...]

 

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Inside Tumucumaque

Virtual Reality Installation / Filmtank & Interactive Media Foundation / Germany / 2018

See how a caiman can swim through rivers or sit in the treetops like an Harpy Eagle: This installation provides deep insights into the world of the rainforest.[...]

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Only Expansion

Audio Tour / Duncan Speakman / Great Britain / 2019

How do halls sound in a concert of global sounds and noises? Duncan Speakman’s soundscape remixes itself repeatedly in real-time and invites the audience on an audio ramble.[...]

-

Museum of the Moon

Installation / Luke Jerram / Great Britain / 2016

Even a human footprint from the Apollo-11 mission era can be seen on it: Luke Jerram has reproduced the moon in a fascinating huge model.[...]

-

Augmented Reality Sandbox

Installation / Germany / Helmholtz Center Potsdam

The surface of the Earth is constantly being exposed to the sun, wind and rain. In this exhibition, the visitors can themselves check out which impacts this has.[...]

-

Frogs & Friends

Interactive Web Documentary / Filmtank / Germany / 2018

Frogs & Friends: An interactive journey through the endangered world of amphibians.
A frog concert at the pond – when’s the last time we heard that? With this web documentary, you can explore the world of the amphibians. And realise the situation they now find themselves in.[...]

-

Spheres – Songs of the Spacetime

Virtual Reality / Eliza McNitt / USA / 2018 / English

Humankind have observed the stars for thousands of years, but what does outer space actually sound like? A prize-winning virtual reality voyage by the artist Eliza McNitt.[...]

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The Inflovable Machine

Installation / Spain / Mónica Rikić / 2019

What does "falling in love" sound like? The creative coder Mónica Rikić has constructed a machine capable of making desire, attraction and love audible for the visitors.[...]

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Invisible Beauty

Interactive Kinetic Sculpture / Croatia / Filip Borelli / 2017

"Invisible Beauty" plays with the laws of physics. The artist and the audience continuously reconstruct the huge fluorescent mobile – creating new effects over and over again.[...]

 

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ArchaeaBot

Installation / Anna Dumitriu, Alex May / Great Britain / 2018

Floods, droughts and extreme storms: There is only one kind of living creature still on Earth. And you learn what they look like in this exhibition.[...]

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Songbird: a virtual moment of extinction

Virtual Reality / Lucy Greenwell / Great Britain, Denmark / 2018 / English

The island of Kauai used to be one the largest bird paradises in the world. With a VR headset, we can now experience this world of birds once more.[...]

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ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!

Exhibition / Ei Wada + Nicos Orchest-lab / Japan / 2018

It’s a complete pity to simply throw away old electronic equipment. In this exhibition, the visitors can test out how to make music with them.[...]

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Eine Stadtkrone für Halle von Walter Gropius

VR & AR Installation / Artistic Direction: Professor Dr. Bernd Hanisch / Germany / 2019

Halle could have been a "Bauhaus city". Almost 100 years later, we can finally experience the Gropius buildings once planned for the city.[...]

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Plasticity: Our Changing Oceans

Installation / JD Whitman / USA / 2018

For Jacquelyn Whitman, the most important aspect to the subject of environmental protection is conveying it properly. In her installation, she reveals the endangered beauty of the oceans.[...]

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Don't Make Love

Game / Maggese / 2017

Relationship problems can be found everywhere, but with praying mantises they become a matter of life and death. A chat game about relationship crises and resolving them.

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SILBERSALZ by Youth. Art meets Science: Satellite Exhibition

Satellite Exhibition / Various Formats / 2019

What happens when teams of art-pedagogy and biology-didactics students develop mediation projects for adolescents and test them out on location? Two exhibitions reveal the working processes and the results.

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My Africa: Elephant Keeper

My Africa: Elephant Keeper / Great Britain / 2018

Chris Campin had to shoot thousands of photos in the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary for this VR production. And now we are able to explore this region as though we are there live on location.

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My Africa

360 Film / David Allen / UK / 2019

How does it feel to be standing in the middle of a galloping herd of gnu? In the "My Africa" 360-degree film, the visitors can have a look around Kenya.[...]

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?

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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – Talk: "Metamorphose of Love"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – Talk: "Metamorphose of Love"

Butterflies are counted among the most beautiful insects and – with just under 16,000 species identified in about 130 families and 46 super-families – they are the most species-rich insects after the beetles. The Halle-based photographer Steffen Schellhorn already devoted himself to these fascinating creatures at an early stage in his career, researching and documenting them intensively. [...]

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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"  

Ecological beekeeping is attuned to the natural needs and requirements of the bee colony. It results from the cognition that a bee colony and its honeycombs are an organism. Beekeeping – not (only) for the honey – is what beekeeping operations propagate that are less driven by maximising honey production and instead focus on having the beekeeping in harmony with the needs of the bees themselves. [...]

 

 

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Dr. Whatson - Science Fiction in a Science-based Check

Just how much science is really found in science fiction? A myth-busting session with Dr. Whatson.

Whether Star Wars, Back to the Future or Marvels Avengers. All of these movies sweep us away into futuristic scenarios – or into the past of a far-removed galaxy. But does what we see there really exist?

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?[...]

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?

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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"

Silbersalz Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"

Ecological beekeeping is attuned to the natural needs and requirements of the bee colony. It results from the cognition that a bee colony and its honeycombs are an organism. Beekeeping – not (only) for the honey – is what beekeeping operations propagate that are less driven by maximising honey production and instead focus on having the beekeeping in harmony with the needs of the bees themselves.[...]

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  • German

SILBERSALZ by Youth. Art meets Science: Work & Space

Exhibition / Work & Space / Various Formats / 2019

What happens when teams of art-pedagogy and biology-didactics students develop mediation projects for adolescents and test them out on location? Two exhibitions reveal the working processes and the results.

  • German
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The Joy of Winning

Documentary / Catherine Gale / UK / 2018 / 59 Min / OVwST

From bargain hunting to raising children: Dr. Hannah Fry shows how mathematics can help us get what we would like in numerous situations.

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Art, Tech and Environment

A discussion with artists from the SILBERSALZ exhibition programme about how the application of art and technology can bring about sustainable change.

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Heartbound

Documentary / Sine Plambech, Janus Metz / Denmark / 2018 / 90 min / OV with ST

Sommai, a former female sex worker, has helped countless Thai women to find Danish husbands. A documentary about families in the globalisation era. [...]

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Resistance Fighters – The Global Antibiotics Crisis

Documentary / Michael Wech / Germany / 2019 / 98 minutes / Age rating: 12

Negligent prescriptions, greed and short-sightedness have almost completely nullified the effects of lifesaving antibiotics. How can solutions still be found here? [...]

 

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Theatre Meets Science: The Science of Love – A Love Symposium

SILBERSALZ by Youth, Theatre Meets Science: The Science of Love – A Love Symposium

Theatre-pedagogy students from Merseburg University of Applied Sciences have developed a theatre piece together with adolescents on the subject of "science and love".

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The Serengeti Rules | German Premiere

Documentary / Nicolas Brown / USA / 2018 / 84 min / OV with ST

Humankind is having a negative impact on the environment, as we all know. "The Serengeti Rules" shows how ecological cycles can react different to what has been assumed to date [...]
 

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Sind wir alle unterkuschelt? Warum wir mehr Berührung brauchen. | Premiere

Documentary / Kerstin Holl / Germany / 2019 / 45 min / German

Shaking hands in greeting, giving friendly embraces or caressing erotically: A documentary about the question of why physical touch and contact is vital to life for us. [...]

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FETE DE LA MUSIQUE @ SILBERSALZ – Groovy Doovy

Concert / Groovy Doovy / Felix Fischer, Albert Schulthess, Tim Rabanus-Wallace, Robert Griese, Daniel Kötter

Concert by Groovy Doovy
Is it funk? Is it progressive? Is it jazz? In all probability these questions cannot be answered at all. But for that the differing musical styles of the five musicians do guarantee one thing: Variety!

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Prospect

Science Fiction / Zeek Earl, Christopher Caldwell / USA / 2018 / 100 min / OV with ST

Cee and her father want to prospect for gemstones on a faraway moon. But in fact it is not that far away at all: Adversaries turn their trip into a fight for survival. [...]

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Open-air Cinema

Films, picnics, popcorn and more… for the whole family.

A night beneath the starry skies with films, talks and the Wanderkino mobile cinema showing "Sputnik" after getting crafty.

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FETE DE LA MUSIQUE @ SILBERSALZ - Arian Hagen

Concert / Arian Hagen

The Atmospheric Soundscape of Arian Hagen: Arian Hagen is a composer and producer from Halle. In his compositions, he combines acoustic instruments with atmospheric electronic elements. [...]

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Elizabeth Harvest

Science Fiction / Sebastian Gutierrez / USA / 2018 / 95 minutes / OV with ST /  Age rating: 16

The Nobel prize-winner Henry has placed the world at his wife’s feet. But there is one room in his villa she is not allowed to enter... [...]

Sat 22 June

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Eine Stadtkrone für Halle von Walter Gropius

VR & AR Installation / Artistic Direction: Professor Dr. Bernd Hanisch / Germany / 2019

Halle could have been a "Bauhaus city". Almost 100 years later, we can finally experience the Gropius buildings once planned for the city.[...]

-

Plasticity: Our Changing Oceans

Installation / JD Whitman / USA / 2018

For Jacquelyn Whitman, the most important aspect to the subject of environmental protection is conveying it properly. In her installation, she reveals the endangered beauty of the oceans. [...]

-

SILBERSALZ by Youth. Art meets Science: Satellite Exhibition

Satellite Exhibition / Various Formats / 2019

What happens when teams of art-pedagogy and biology-didactics students develop mediation projects for adolescents and test them out on location? Two exhibitions reveal the working processes and the results.

-

Inside Tumucumaque

Virtual Reality Installation / Filmtank & Interactive Media Foundation / Germany / 2018

See how a caiman can swim through rivers or sit in the treetops like an Harpy Eagle: This installation provides deep insights into the world of the rainforest.[...]

-

Only Expansion

Audio Tour / Duncan Speakman / Great Britain / 2019

How do halls sound in a concert of global sounds and noises? Duncan Speakman’s soundscape remixes itself repeatedly in real-time and invites the audience on an audio ramble.[...]

-

Spheres – Songs of the Spacetime

Virtual Reality / Eliza McNitt / USA / 2018 / English

Humankind have observed the stars for thousands of years, but what does outer space actually sound like? A prize-winning virtual reality voyage by the artist Eliza McNitt.

-

Museum of the Moon

Installation / Luke Jerram / Great Britain / 2016

Even a human footprint from the Apollo-11 mission era can be seen on it: Luke Jerram has reproduced the moon in a fascinating huge model.

-

Augmented Reality Sandbox

Installation / Germany / Helmholtz Center Potsdam

The surface of the Earth is constantly being exposed to the sun, wind and rain. In this exhibition, the visitors can themselves check out which impacts this has.

-

Don't Make Love

Game / Maggese / 2017

Relationship problems can be found everywhere, but with praying mantises they become a matter of life and death. A chat game about relationship crises and resolving them.[...]

-

Frogs & Friends

Interactive Web Documentary / Filmtank / Germany / 2018

Frogs & Friends: An interactive journey through the endangered world of amphibians.
A frog concert at the pond – when’s the last time we heard that? With this web documentary, you can explore the world of the amphibians. And realise the situation they now find themselves in.[...]

-

The Inflovable Machine

Installation / Mónica Rikić / Spain / 2019

What does "falling in love" sound like? The creative coder Mónica Rikić has constructed a machine capable of making desire, attraction and love audible for the visitors.[...]

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Invisible Beauty

Interactive Kinetic Sculpture / Croatia / Filip Borelli / 2017

"Invisible Beauty" plays with the laws of physics. The artist and the audience continuously reconstruct the huge fluorescent mobile – creating new effects over and over again.[...]

 

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ArchaeaBot

Installation / Anna Dumitriu, Alex May / Great Britain / 2018

Floods, droughts and extreme storms: There is only one kind of living creature still on Earth. And you learn what they look like in this exhibition.[...]

-

Songbird: a virtual moment of extinction

Virtual Reality / Lucy Greenwell / Great Britain, Denmark / 2018 / English

The island of Kauai used to be one the largest bird paradises in the world. With a VR headset, we can now experience this world of birds once more.[...]

-

ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!

Exhibition / Ei Wada + Nicos Orchest-lab / Japan / 2018

It’s a complete pity to simply throw away old electronic equipment. In this exhibition, the visitors can test out how to make music with them.[...]

-

The Joy of Winning

Documentary / Catherine Gale / UK / 2018 / 59 Min / OVwST

From bargain hunting to raising children: Dr. Hannah Fry shows how mathematics can help us get what we would like in numerous situations.

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Halle Maker Faire 2019

DIY Festival / Science and Technology to Handle and Experience

The Halle Maker Faire festival stands for inspiration, creativity, technology and sustainability. Between 30 and 50 makers are revealing innovations and technologies to handle and experience from the fields of robotics | upcycling | art & design | do-it-yourself | virtual reality | 3D technologies | inventions | Arduino | crafting/handwork | smart city/smart home | sustainability

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Rise of the Warrior Apes

Documentary / James Reed / Keo Films / Great Britain / 2017 / 85 min / English

Are animals the better humans? Hardly so. "Warrior Apes" provides insights into the brutal, patriarchal world of a chimpanzee clan in Uganda. [...]

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?[...]

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My Africa: Elephant Keeper

VR Game/ Great Britain / 2018

Chris Campin had to shoot thousands of photos in the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary for this VR production. And now we are able to explore this region as though we are there live on location.[...]

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My Africa

360 Film / David Allen / UK / 2019

How does it feel to be standing in the middle of a galloping herd of gnu? In the "My Africa" 360-degree film, the visitors can have a look around Kenya.[...]

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Uli Kunz - Fascinating Oceans

Discussion / Uli Kunz / Research Diver, Marine Biologist, Underwater Photographer

Immerse in the beauty of the endangered underwater world. [...]

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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"

Silbersalz Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"

Ecological beekeeping is attuned to the natural needs and requirements of the bee colony. It results from the cognition that a bee colony and its honeycombs are an organism. Beekeeping – not (only) for the honey – is what beekeeping operations propagate that are less driven by maximising honey production and instead focus on having the beekeeping in harmony with the needs of the bees themselves. [...]

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Living Universe | German Premiere

Documentary / Alex Barry & Vincent Amouroux / France, Australia / 2019 / 84 min / OV with ST

Many planets in outer space are highly similar to our planet Earth. But is there really life out there, perhaps? And what would a journey to such a planet look like? [...]

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HUMAN+ Revolution of the Senses / Episode 1: Sensing

Documentary / Vincent Barthélémy / France, Canada / 2019 / 52 min / German

The eyes, ears, nose, skin and tongue process huge amounts of data every second. What happens when we artificially produce or steer such sensory impressions? [...]

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?[...]

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Talk: "Kisses, Conflicts and Capers – Sex in the Animal Kingdom"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Talk: "Kisses, Conflicts and Capers – Sex in the Animal Kingdom" / Dr. Mario Ludwig

The first talk by Karlsruhe-based author Dr. Mario Ludwig, known from the press, radio and television, whose hallmark is the humorous exploration of animal-related subjects. On the basis of some amazing examples, he reveals how animal love lives have nothing to do with the boring "reproduction of little flowers and bees" as such, like some biology teachers gladly told us in the past.

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Invisible Sue | Special Screening

Science Fiction / Markus Dietrich / Germany, Luxembourg / 2018 / 95 minutes / German

12-year-old Sue discovers a liquid in her mother’s lab that can make people invisible. Sue is totally astounded by it, but the liquid holds some dangers. [...]

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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – Thematic Initiative: "Ecological Beekeeping"

Ecological beekeeping is attuned to the natural needs and requirements of the bee colony. It results from the cognition that a bee colony and its honeycombs are an organism. Beekeeping – not (only) for the honey – is what beekeeping operations propagate that are less driven by maximising honey production and instead focus on having the beekeeping in harmony with the needs of the bees themselves. [...]

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?

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How Do You Become a ScienceTuber?

Interactive Show with Meet & Greet / Dr. Whatson, die Klugscheisserin, Breaking Lab, Der Schlaumacher

What is required to become a ScienceTuber?[...]

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  • German

SILBERSALZ by Youth. Art meets Science: Work & Space

Exhibition / Work & Space / Various Formats / 2019

What happens when teams of art-pedagogy and biology-didactics students develop mediation projects for adolescents and test them out on location? Two exhibitions reveal the working processes and the results

  • German
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Professor Fake - When Scientists Cheat

Documentary / Peter Onneken / Germany / 2018 / 45 min / German

Studies have become omnipresent. And mostly, we are forced to rely on them blindly. Yet how can we differentiate between "real science " and "fake science"? [...]

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The Blob: A Genius without a Brain | World premiere

Documentary / Jacques Mitsch / France / 2019 / 52 min / OV with ST

A unicellular organism without a brain – yet which is still capable of doing astounding things: A documentary about the fascinating properties of the slime mould. [...]

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Harald Lesch - The Mystery of the Beginning

Discussion / Professor Dr. Harald Lesch / Astrophysicist, Natural Philosopher and Science Journalist

In his talk, Professor Dr. Harald Lesch is speaking about the origin of the universe. [...]

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The Lovely Science of Smell

Talk / Junior Professor Dr. habil. Ilona Croy / Head of the Research Group Neuromarker Clinic, Policlinic for Psychotherapy and und Psychosomatics, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden

Most people really like the smell of their partner, and every third woman has taken a T-shirt worn by their partner with them to bed when their partner was away from home.[...]

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Pleasure and Pain: The Science of Love | German Premiere

Documentary / Judith König / Germany / 2018 / 52 min / OV with ST

Whether in our parents’ arms as a baby, at 20 in our lover’s bed or mourning at a graveside at 80 – our lives are determined by love. The film reveals what science knows about this unique feeling. [...]

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I put a Smell on You

Workshop / Smell Lab Berlin / Klara Ravat, Anna D’Errico

Check out your sense of smell and visit our Smell Dating event! It is all based around your noses. The dating begins with a shared aerobics session.

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Hi, A.I. – Love Stories from the Future

Documentary / Isa Willinger / Germany / 2019 / 87 min / OV with ST / Age rating: 6

Harmony can give unconditional love, while PR2 is a master at making popcorn. Isa Willinger shows how are lives are being changed by robots with artificial intelligence.

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Apollo: Missions to the Moon | German Premiere

Documentary / Tom Jennings / USA / 2019 / 95 min / OV with ST

What did Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins chat about when they were blasting up to the moon? Insights into some pearls from the NASA archive. [...]

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ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!

Concert / Ei Wada + Nicos Orchest-lab / Japan

The humming of an old TV set is mixed with the peeping of scanners to become a surging techno beat: Ei Wada is performing a concert on electronic equipment.[...]

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Divine Love

Science Fiction / Gabriel Mascaro / Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Denmark, Norway, Sweden / 2019 / 100 min / OV with ST

Brazil 2027: A deeply religious employee at a notary’s office wants to dissuade couples from getting divorced. Yet for that, her own involuntarily childless marriage is in a crisis. [...]

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One Cut of the Dead

Science Fiction / Shinichiro Ueda / Japan / 2017 / 97 min / OV with ST / Age rating: 16

The ham actors are messing up every scene in director Higurashi’s zombie film. When real zombies suddenly turn up on the set, the director senses the opportunity of his life. [...]

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Star Gazing / Under the Moon

A look into the heavens just after the summer solstice.
Even if, one day after the summer solstice, we are experiencing one of the shortest nights of the year, it is well worth casting our eyes up into the summerly star-filled sky.

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Drushba Klub - Party

Party from 23 clock, free admission with festival ribbon.

Sun 23 June

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Don't Make Love

Game / Maggese / 2017

Relationship problems can be found everywhere, but with praying mantises they become a matter of life and death. A chat game about relationship crises and resolving them.[...]

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Frogs & Friends

Interactive Web Documentary | Filmtank | Germany | 2018

Frogs & Friends: An interactive journey through the endangered world of amphibians.
A frog concert at the pond – when’s the last time we heard that? With this web documentary, you can explore the world of the amphibians. And realise the situation they now find themselves in.[...]

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The Inflovable Machine

Installation / Mónica Rikić / Spain / 2019

What does "falling in love" sound like? The creative coder Mónica Rikić has constructed a machine capable of making desire, attraction and love audible for the visitors.[...]

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Invisible Beauty

Interactive Kinetic Sculpture / Croatia / Filip Borelli / 2017

"Invisible Beauty" plays with the laws of physics. The artist and the audience continuously reconstruct the huge fluorescent mobile – creating new effects over and over again.[...]

 

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ArchaeaBot

Installation / Anna Dumitriu, Alex May / Great Britain / 2018

Floods, droughts and extreme storms: There is only one kind of living creature still on Earth. And you learn what they look like in this exhibition.[...]

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Songbird: a virtual moment of extinction

Virtual Reality / Lucy Greenwell / Great Britain, Denmark / 2018 / English

The island of Kauai used to be one the largest bird paradises in the world. With a VR headset, we can now experience this world of birds once more.[...]

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

Installation / Germany / Helmholtz Center Potsdam

The surface of the Earth is constantly being exposed to the sun, wind and rain. In this exhibition, the visitors can themselves check out which impacts this has.[...]

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ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!

Exhibition / Ei Wada + Nicos Orchest-lab / Japan / 2018

It’s a complete pity to simply throw away old electronic equipment. In this exhibition, the visitors can test out how to make music with them.[...]

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Eine Stadtkrone für Halle von Walter Gropius

VR & AR Installation / Artistic Direction: Professor Dr. Bernd Hanisch / Germany / 2019

Halle could have been a "Bauhaus city". Almost 100 years later, we can finally experience the Gropius buildings once planned for the city.[...]

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Plasticity: Our Changing Oceans

Installation / JD Whitman / USA / 2018

For Jacquelyn Whitman, the most important aspect to the subject of environmental protection is conveying it properly. In her installation, she reveals the endangered beauty of the oceans.[...]

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SILBERSALZ by Youth. Kunst trifft Wissenschaft: Satellite Exhibition

Satelliten Ausstellung / verschiedene Formate / 2019

Was passiert, wenn Teams von Studierenden der Kunstpädagogik und der Biologiedidaktik Vermittlungsprojekte für Jugendliche entwickeln und vor Ort im Quartier erproben? Zwei Ausstellungen zeigen die Arbeitsprozesse und Ergebnisse.

 

 

 

 

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Inside Tumucumaque

Virtual Reality Installation / Filmtank & Interactive Media Foundation / Germany / 2018

See how a caiman can swim through rivers or sit in the treetops like an Harpy Eagle: This installation provides deep insights into the world of the rainforest. [...]

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Only Expansion

Audio Tour / Duncan Speakman / Great Britain / 2019

How do halls sound in a concert of global sounds and noises? Duncan Speakman’s soundscape remixes itself repeatedly in real-time and invites the audience on an audio ramble.[...]

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Spheres – Songs of the Spacetime

Virtual Reality / Eliza McNitt / USA / 2018 / English

Humankind have observed the stars for thousands of years, but what does outer space actually sound like? A prize-winning virtual reality voyage by the artist Eliza McNitt.[...]

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Museum of the Moon

Installation / Luke Jerram / Great Britain / 2016

Even a human footprint from the Apollo-11 mission era can be seen on it: Luke Jerram has reproduced the moon in a fascinating huge model.[...]

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My Africa

360 Film / David Allen / UK / 2019

How does it feel to be standing in the middle of a galloping herd of gnu? In the "My Africa" 360-degree film, the visitors can have a look around Kenya.[...]

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Halle Maker Fair 2019

DIY Festival / Science and Technology to Handle and Experience

The Festival Maker Faire Halle stands for inspiration, creativity, technology and sustainability. Between 30 and 50 makers are providing innovations and technologies to handle and experience from the fields of robotics | upcycling | art & design | do-it-yourself | virtual reality | 3D technologies | inventions | Arduino | crafting/handwork | smart city/smart home | sustainability

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?[...]

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Reading Under the Moon

A literary-musical excursion to the moon. For the whole family.
Alexander Suckel, Director Literaturhaus Halle is inviting all those interested on a musical-literary trip to the moon.

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Exhibition Tour – Plasticity: Our Changing Oceans

Exhibition Tour – Plasticity: Our Changing Oceans

Exhibition visit and discussion in small group with the renowned marine biologist Antje Boetius: How is ocean pollution affecting the sensitive marine ecosystems and the creatures that live there? [...]

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Louis & Luca – Mission to the Moon

Animation Film / Rasmus A. Sivertsen / Norway / 2018 / 80 min / OV with ST

After the lapse of a UN resolution, the moon is now set to belong to whoever gets up their first. A case for Luca the Magpie and Louis the Hedgehog, the heroes of Flaklypa. [...]

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Love Brunch

Women are more talented with languages – and men can't listen? This is an open discussion about gender stereotypes, love and attraction. A discussion with Germany’s best-known sexologist Ann-Marlene Henning about the "everyday" science of love.

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Queen without Land

Documentary / Asgeir Helgestad / Norway, Germany / 2018 / 45 min / German / Age rating 6

The nature filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad accompanied the female polar bear "Frost" and her cubs over a four-year period. A documentary between bear pelts and climate facts. [...]

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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – Talk: "Metamorphose of Love"

Silbersalz Festival in the Zoo – Talk: "Metamorphose of Love"

Butterflies are counted among the most beautiful insects and – with just under 16,000 species identified in about 130 families and 46 super-families – they are the most species-rich insects after the beetles. The Halle-based photographer Steffen Schellhorn already devoted himself to these fascinating creatures at an early stage in his career, researching and documenting them intensively. [...]

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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – Thematic Initiative: "Ecological Beekeeping"

Ecological beekeeping is attuned to the natural needs and requirements of the bee colony. It results from the cognition that a bee colony and its honeycombs are an organism. Beekeeping – not (only) for the honey – is what beekeeping operations propagate that are less driven by maximising honey production and instead focus on having the beekeeping in harmony with the needs of the bees themselves. [...]

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Theatre Meets Science: The Science of Love – A Love Symposium

SILBERSALZ by Youth, Theatre Meets Science: The Science of Love – A Love Symposium

Theatre-pedagogy students from Merseburg University of Applied Sciences have developed a theatre piece together with adolescents on the subject of "science and love"

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?[...]

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Resistance Fighters – The Global Antibiotics Crisis

Documentary / Michael Wech / Germany / 2019 / 98 minutes / Age rating: 12

Negligent actions, greed and short-sightedness have almost completely nullified the effects of lifesaving antibiotics. How can solutions still be found here? [...]

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Reliably Insecure - An Olfactory Game

Game / Developed by Justus Pfeifer, Designer

Game, smell, risk - "Reliably Insecure" is a card game with the side effect of training your sense of smell and your risk assessment. [...]

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Science Fair

Documentary / Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster / USA / 2018 / 90 min / German

At the "Science Fair" competition, 1,700 pupils are presenting their best ideas. A film about perseverance and how to learn to believe in yourself [...]

 

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo – Talk: "Animal Jobs"

SILBERSALZ in the Zoo – Talk: "Animal Jobs"

The second talk by Dr. Mario Ludwig focuses on "animal jobs", during which he recounts some amazing tales from the animal world.[...]

  • German
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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – Talk: "Animal Jobs"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – Talk: "Animal Jobs"

The second talk by Dr. Mario Ludwig focuses on "animal jobs", during which he recounts some amazing tales from the animal world.

Animal helpers have become an indispensable part of our everyday life. They provide incredible and at times even bizarre services for us [...]

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The Blob: A Genius without a Brain

Documentary / Jacques Mitsch / France / 2019 / 52 min / OV with ST

A unicellular organism without a brain – yet which is still capable of doing astounding things: A documentary about the fascinating properties of the slime mould. [...]

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SILBERSALZ in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo / Tour: "Relationships in the Animal World"

The range and diversity in interpersonal relations is large, but what does the situation look like with "relationships" in the animal world? Are there also relationship grumps and flat-sharing female groups there? Are the fathers involved in rearing their offspring? And what about the machos in the animal world?[...]

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  • German

SILBERSALZ by Youth. Art meets Science: Work & Space

Exhibition / Work & Space / Various Formats / 2019

What happens when teams of art-pedagogy and biology-didactics students develop mediation projects for adolescents and test them out on location? Two exhibitions reveal the working processes and the results.

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I Put a Smell on You

Workshop / Smell Lab Berlin / Klara Ravat, Anna D’Errico

Check out your sense of smell and visit our Smell Dating event. [...]

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SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – "Ecological Beekeeping"

SILBERSALZ Festival in the Zoo – Thematic Initiative: "Ecological Beekeeping"

Ecological beekeeping is attuned to the natural needs and requirements of the bee colony. It results from the cognition that a bee colony and its honeycombs are an organism. Beekeeping – not (only) for the honey – is what beekeeping operations propagate that are less driven by maximising honey production and instead focus on having the beekeeping in harmony with the needs of the bees themselves. [...]

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Poetry Slam / Unter dem Mond

This poetry contest serves as a platform for young and old writers, poets, writers or poets. Free and limited to no genre, only the own written word and the performance in front of the audience counts.

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The Serengeti Rules

Documentary / Nicolas Brown / USA / 2018 / 84 min / OV with ST

Humankind is having a negative impact on the environment, as we all know. "The Serengeti Rules" shows that ecological cycles can react different to what has been assumed to date.

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Pleasure and Pain: The Science of Love

Documentary / Judith König / Germany / 2018 / 52 min / OV with ST

Whether in our parents’ arms as a baby, at 20 in our lover’s bed or mourning by a graveside at 80 – our lives are determined by love. The film reveals what science knows about this unique feeling. [...]

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Extinction with Style

A discussion that casts a shrewd eye on the science behind popular apocalyptic blockbusters.

How can we prevent our extinction from a deadly virus or by zombies? Using probability calculations, statistics and differing scientific methods, we analyse our chances of survival.

 

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Human Nature | German Premiere | Festival Closing Film

Documentary / Adam Bolt / USA / 2019 / 107 minutes / OV with ST

Remove, modify and re-insert: The Crispr-Cas method has revolutionised the processing of genetic material. What does this mean for our relationship with nature?

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Apollo: Missions to the Moon

Documentary / Tom Jennings / USA / 2019 / 95 min / OV with ST

What did Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins chat about when they were blasting up to the moon? Insights into some gems from the NASA archive. […]