DOK Neuland

DOK Neuland

DOK Neuland visitor with VR glasses in the interactive exhibition
© Susann Jehnichen
There’s no such thing as the “real world”. Truth and reality are always a matter of testing boundaries, a concept that DOK Neuland explores through new realms of experience in film.

Since 2015, DOK Neuland has provided an exhibition platform for the art of interactive and immersive works. Each year during the festival week we invite our audience to discover around 12 international pieces here. This experience is made possible by technologically advanced new media such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality or 360° films. These bold narratives tap into the revolutionary potential that unfolds when art and technology collide. By taking advantage of the possibilities presented by new media, selected artists break with familiar story lines, expand the boundaries of our reality and, together with visitors, explore the interaction between humans and machines to create new realms of experience.

How do we exhibit the works?

In close cooperation with the artists we design a room installation that provides both an ample space for each individual work and an experience in and of itself. Each exhibition dares to look into the future and asks how our conventions and habits might change. We also ponder the questions of which conditions are best for experiencing new media and which spaces can do justice to these innovative works.

“Truth and reality have always been adversaries. Recently the two concepts have also been challenged by algorithms, fake news and deepfakes. We are looking for breaks in everyday image politics and viewing habits that take our audience into unexpected spaces of experience.„

Lars Rummel
Curator DOK Neuland
Submissions to DOK Neuland 2020

The call for interactive works for the 2020 DOK Neuland exhibition is closed. If you have any questions, please contact our Interactive Coordinator and Curator Lars Rummel at interactive [at] dok-leipzig [dot] de

Mann sitting in the audience at a conference is talking into a microphone
Susann Jehnichen
Want to discover more New Media at DOK Leipzig?

Within the frame of our DOK Industry Programme we are once again presenting an interactive conference during the festival week. This community-building event focuses on learning from each other and exploring the most current forms of XR storytelling. We aim to gain greater perspective on the huge and endless potential of new technology and explore its challenges.

DOK Exchange is an XR Conference for makers, thinkers, artists, interdisciplinary lovers and interested individuals from all kinds of professional backgrounds.

Read more about DOK Exchange.

The 2019 exhibition was supported by
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