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ISM Hexadome’s North America Tour

The ISM Hexadome is traveling to the United States this year as part of Wunderbar Together. This immersive 360° audiovisual installation combines cutting-edge art and technology. It is the first step for the Berlin-based Institute for Sound & Music’s initiative to build a museum in recognition of sound, immersive arts, and electronic music culture.

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Was ist Liebe?/What is Love? Exhibit Highlights German-American Relationships

“Was ist Liebe/What is Love…German-American Relations(hips)” is a photography and storytelling exhibit aimed at exploring one aspect of German-American relations that is rarely discussed, but is perhaps the strongest of all the Transatlantic ties: romantic relationships between Germans and Americans.

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re:publica on Sequencer Tour! – Call for Participation

re:publica’s Sequencer Tour is visiting Detroit! What are your answers, ideas, and thoughts around accessibility? You can apply to be a speaker at re:publica Detroit until August 1st, 2019.

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The Art of Quilting

The world-famous Quilt Barn at the Kutztown Folk Festival auctioned off many handcrafted designs that demonstrated the traditional artisan craftwork of the region. This was the 70th time that the annual festial took place in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country!

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Welcome to Kutztown!

This year’s Kutztown Folk Festival is the 70th iteration of the annual festival that draws thousands of visitors into the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country each year!

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Dr. Witzelsucht @ Kutztown Folk Festival

Want to hear a joke? Dr. Witzelsucht couldn’t stop telling them at the Kutztown Folk Festival. The festival took place in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country for the 70th time this year!

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The Celtic Martins @ Kutztown Folk Festival

The Celtic Martins performed at the annual Kutztown Folk Festival. This was the 70th time that the annual festial took place in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country!

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Stars Over Kutztown

Learn more about the Pennsylvania Dutch barn stars – stellar pieces of artwork with a long and complex heritage. The stars were featured as part of the annual Kutztown Folk Festival that took place in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country for the 70th year!

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Meet the New Paltz Band!

Kannscht du deitsch schwetze? The New Paltz Band, a German folk band known for singing in the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dialect performed at the 70th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

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[Video] Live Score of German Movie Classic @ The Potential Conference

As part of The Potential conference in Detroit three musicians came together at MOCAD, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, to score live a German silent classic for the public onsite. What ensued was a magical evening of audio-visual art where Detroit and Berlin, classic and new culture, synched their similarities and differences beautifully.

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Detroit Night Life Inspired by Berlin – and Vice Versa!

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports about how Berlin and Detroit work together to boost the Motor City’s night time economy – beyond 2am!

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Music Workshop @ The Potential Conference

Nonprofit Detroit-Berlin Connection, dedicated to growing both the night economy and the creative industries in those cities that support it, held its sixth annual Detroit conference, The Potential, in March.

Part of the program was a hands-on workshop for students at Detroit’s Communication and Media Arts High School, showing them methods and approaches to making music and allowing the students to make sounds and rhythms of their own. 

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Sequencer Tour Detroit Recap

Re:publica – the largest conference for internet and digital society in Europe – has teamed up with Reeperbahn Festival and Next Media Accelerator to travel the USA with the Sequencer Tour. Next stop: Motor City!

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[Video] Wunderbar Together @ EU Open House in DC

Thousands of visitors flocked to the German Embassy in Washington, DC for the annual EU Open Hous. Wunderbar Together set up shop all day, showing off a few of our virtual reality projects and letting our guests get up close and personal with all things Germany!

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Interview with Artist Julian Rosefeldt at the Opening of Manifesto: Art x Agency at the Hirshhorn

Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto is a multichannel film installation starring Cate Blanchett that uses excerpts from 54 political and social manifestos to create an immersive visual experience. This immersive exhibit can be viewed at the Hirshhorn Museum from now until January 5, 2020.

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The New Paltz Band at the 70th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival

Kannscht du deitsch schwetze? Kaanscht du muukka funge? If you can read that, you already know a little Pennsylvania Dutch! And what better way to practice your Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch than by singing along with some traditional folk music?

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“Manifesto” on Display at the Hirshhorn Museum

This year, visitors to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. can view German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s acclaimed multichannel film, Manifesto (pictured), at Manifesto: Art x Agency, a group exhibition that examines the art historical impact of artist manifestos from the 20th century to present day.

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[Video] Feel the Blues @ Germany Week Chicago

Guests at Germany Week in Chicago were feeling the blues thanks to the city’s own The Original Chicago Blues All Stars, who joined forces with Fernando Jone’s Blues Kids and Scott Cvelbar’s Blues Project for a live blues concert!

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[Video] Impromptu Jam Session @ Germany Week

Berlin-based pianist Frank Muschalle, one of Europe’s most sought-after boogie-woogie musicians, took to the stage at Germany Week in Chicago to perform a solo concert. While warming up, Muschalle was joined on stage by Billy Branch, the harmonica player of The Original Chicago Blues All Stars, for an impromptu, improvised jam session!

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Eliza Douglas Performs in Anne Imhof’s “Sex” at the Art Institute of Chicago

Acclaimed German artist Anne Imhof brought the newest manifestation of her exhibition, “Sex,” to the Art Institute of Chicago for three performances. Eliza Douglas, pictured, was one of the performers who brought the provocative piece to life.

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The Potential

On May 21st, the Detroit-Berlin Connection hosted a conference entitled “The Potential” in cooperation with Your Mom’s Agency, Wunderbar Together, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Goethe Institute Chicago. The exchange is the brainchild of Dimitri Hegemann, founder of one of Berlin’s original Techno clubs and a lifelong ambassador for the Detroit-Berlin Connection.

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MUTEK.SF Festival Highlight: DÖKK

MUTEK.SF brought artists from around the world on the cutting edge of music and art to the Bay Area. Wunderbar Together partnered with the festival to present Dökk, an innovative digital and performance art piece and festival highlight.

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A Look Back: Germany Week in Chicago

The first stop of the PopUp Tour was a stellar success! More than 21,000 visitors attended 52 of our events in Chicago.

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Artist Talk with Julian Rosefeldt at the Hirshhorn Museum

Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt joins Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin for a discussion on the process behind his internationally renowned practice of making visually striking and politically charged multi-channel video installations, including the acclaimed artwork Manifesto.

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Facing the Digital Future

Our new, digitalized world has brought both unique challenges and exciting opportunities to our daily lives. Wunderbar Together is partnering with organizations in Germany and the US that are tackling these challenges head on and exploring possibilities and solutions that technology creates in every aspect of our lives.