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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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. [...]

Sat 22 June

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • German

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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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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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 – 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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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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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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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.