Friday, 14 November – Wednesday, 19 November: CYNETART – 18th International Festival for Computer-based Art
The CYNETART festival encourages artists to concentrate on “our demand for contact among each other and to other species”. Techno music played by the OAKE and Moon Wheel today also represents the vigorous effect of this genre that influenced clubbing in the 1990s and even pop music nowadays has taken up elements that arise from techno music. Jo Siamon Salich, an artist from Dresden, presents his ‘HOLOStage’ where visitors are presented with a three-dimensional object to come closer to the dream of immersing in a holographic projection. In the exhibition itself you can see various works from Lucie Freynhagen, become a radio host or enjoy a web-based non-linear narration on consciousness or civilization. Opening Hours: Thu 13 Nov 8-11 p.m.; Fri 14 Nov 2-11 p.m.; Sat 15 Nov 2-11 p.m.; Sun 16 Nov 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Mon 17 Nov closed; Tue 18 Nov 2-11 p.m.; Admission: Exhibition 5€/3€, concerts and performances: varying, please check individual events; How to get there: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 8 ‘Festspielhaus Hellerau’ stop.
Saturday, 15 November: Jazztage Dresden – Interactive Concert for Children: Lukas and the Jazz Locomotive
Jazz musician Lukas Fröhlich loves to build soundscapes with a loop station and the audience is invited to participate to extend the sound with their own noises, calls, glottal stops and applause. Part of the ongoing Jazztage Dresden 2014 festival, this concert experience was especially designed for children. Beginning: 4 p.m; Admission: 15€/7€ (reduced), print-at-home tickets available online (reservix.de link below) ; How to get there: Societaetstheater, Gutmann hall, An der Dreikönigskirche 1a, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,8,9 ‘Neustädter Markt’ stop.
Attractive discounts on concert tickets for frequent visitors of Jazztage events
Sunday, 16 November: Dresden Artists’ Open Studio Day
Today visitors can take a look into the studios of many Dresden resident artists. The artists’ association ARTElier Dresden has organized lots of small events together with their participating artists. For example, portrait photographer Volkmar Fritzsche offers to take portraits of you for a symbolic price of 1€ in his studio in Leipziger Vorstadt. Meanwhile, artist and writer Maritza Studart offers a bilingual poetry reading in German and Spanish in her studio in Plauen. Check out more interesting events on the event website. Beginning: varying, check list of events below; Admission: free; How to get there: check list ofparticipating studios/venues below.
List of events
List of participating studios/artists
Monday, 17 November: Movie CITIZENFOUR (Original version in English with German subtitles)
Edward Snowden is one representative for the global discussion about the work of intelligence agencies and how they can control political decisions that influence the lives of many people. Laura Poitras’ documentary thriller gives an insight into the stories of whistleblower Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald and web activist Jacob Applebaum. Beginning: 5.30 p.m.. Admission: 4,50€ How to get there: TSchauburg Kino, Königsbrücker Straße 55, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7, 8, 13 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.
November: Silent silhouette animation film – The Adventures of Prince Achmed, 1926
This German movie is the oldest surviving animated feature film, by Lotte Reiniger who invented the technique of manipulated cutouts and thin sheets of lead under a camera. The fairy tale film is based on elements from ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ and is accompanied by live piano. For a first preview have a look here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=25SP4ftxklg: Beginning: 8.30 p.m.; Admission: free, How to get there: Black Saloon at Kino in der Fabrik (KIF), Tharandter Straße 33, 01159 Dresden; BUS 63 ‘Clara-Viebig-Straße’ stop or TRAM 6,7,12 ‘Tharandter Straße’ stop.
Wednesday, 19 November: St. George’s Chapel at Königstein Castle opens its doors to visitors
In 1676 the original Romanesque castle chapel was sanctified as St. George’s Chapel and is the first garrison church in Saxony and was opened again in 2000 after restauration works. Special opening hours and hourly guided tours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: 7€/5€ (reduced), children 6 years and under free; family ticket: 18€; How to get there: Festung Königstein, 01824 Königstein; TRAIN S1 ‘Königstein’ + walk or TRAIN S1 ‘Pirna’ + change to BUS 241 or 246 ‘Thürmsdorf Vogelstein/Festung’ stop plus 15 minute walk.
Thursday, 20 November: “Rock instead of Pop” at Katy’s Garage
So you’re almost finished reading our post and think it’s uninspiringly just offering events about techno music, (cyber) art, jazz music and castles? Well, then we’ve got something for you: Honest and loud “rock, rock and rock” describes quite well the event “Rock instead of Pop – Rock, Hardcore and Metal”. Ready to mosh? Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: 2€; How to get there: Katy’s Garage, Alaunstraße 48, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,7,8,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop.