6th SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival opens in Halle

Thu, 26th Oct 2023
Donata von Perfall at the opening | Credit Joachim Blobel
Donata von Perfall at the opening | Credit Joachim Blobel

With the long-awaited "reopening" of the former Kaufhof department store as a festival center on the market square, the 6th SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival started yesterday evening in Halle an der Saale.

PULSE Projektion Mapping auf die Marktkirche | Credit Joachim Blobel
PULSE projection mapping onto the Marktkirche | Credit Joachim Blobel

From 25th October - 29th October 2023, the festival invites you to go on a voyage of discovery in more than 80 participatory formats from science and media under the motto: "I spy with my little eye,..."

More than 3,500 curious citizens of Halle, friends and guests of the SILBERSALZ Festival from politics, culture, art and business, accompanied the opening, to which Donata von Perfall, Managing Director of the Documentary Campus and director of the festival, welcomed, among others, Minister of State Rainer Robra, Mayor and patron Egbert Geier and Claas Danielsen (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung) as speakers.

Staatsminister Rainer Robra bei der Eröffnungsrede | Credit Joachin Blobel
Minister of State Rainer Robra during the opening speech | Credit Joachim Blobel
Eröffnung des Festival an der Bühne im EG | Credit Joachin Blobel
Opening of the festival at the stage on the ground floor | Credit Joachim Blobel

After the opening speeches, the robot dog Spot led the visitors and guests to the market square where the light installation "Pulse" by Filip Roca, projected onto the Marktkirche, celebrated its premiere.

Robodog SPOT | Credit Joachim Blobel
Robodog SPOT | Credit Joachim Blobel
Besucher im Erdgeschoss des Festivalzentrums | Credit Joachim Blobel
Visitors on the first floor of the Festival Center | Credit Joachim Blobel

The opening film "Breaking Social" followed by a film talk with director Fredrik Gertten in the completely booked pop-up cinema of the department store rounded off the opening of the 6th SILBERSALZ Science & Media Festival.

In the coming four days of the festival, visitors can expect an attractive program of over 80 events with more than 50 films and over 80 national and international experts in talks, discussions, exhibitions, film screenings, forums and events. The department store (formerly Kaufhof) on Halle's market square will be transformed into a cinema, exhibition, performance, talk and discussion space and a music club on an area of over 8,000 m², while the market square with the market church will become an art object. Across the city, 13 other venues (including Leopoldina, Moritzburg, Planetarium, Puschkino, Passage 13) will host formats for all ages and interests.


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