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DOK local 2015
Bowlingtreff Thomas Beyer, Adrian Dorschner

Postmodern style, sensation, the venue of boozy brigade nights, a ruin today: the Leipzig Bowlingtreff. Many-voiced memories of a part of the city.

Bowlingtreff

Documentary Film
Germany
2015
60 minutes
subtitles: 
English

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Thomas Beyer, Adrian Dorschner
Thomas Beyer, Adrian Dorschner
Alexander Hessel
Simone Friedel, Anna Baranowski, Adrian Dorschner
Anna Baranowski
Thomas Beyer, Adrian Dorschner
Jana Irmert
There’s a submarine in the middle of Leipzig. It’s not only the architecture of the former Bowlingtreff in the heart of the city that evokes such a vessel. In terms of relevance, the building also gradually sank from view over the years. It was built as an example of postmodern architecture in the late 1980s, behind the authorities’ back, as it were, and then tolerated. A piece of aesthetic resistance in the city of the “peaceful revolution”, it became a meeting point for athletic activity with a Western flair. Builders and volunteers speak and take us back to the palace of the people built by Leipzigers for Leipzigers. Let’s hope that this submarine will be allowed to resurface one day.

Kim Busch
DOK local 2015
Post Louis Volkmann

The old main post office at Augustusplatz in Leipzig. In the early 1960s, the seven-storey steel frame construction by Kurt Nowotny set architectural standards. Its constructive clarity is taken up by Louis Volkmann’s film.

Post

Documentary Film
Germany
2015
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Louis Volkmann
Louis Volkmann
Louis Volkmann
Louis Volkmann
Louis Volkmann
Louis Volkmann
The old main post office at Augustusplatz in Leipzig. In the early 1960s, the seven-storey steel frame construction by Kurt Nowotny set architectural standards. Its constructive clarity is taken up by Louis Volkmann’s film. During its production in the spring of 2015 the building was still derelict, since it’s to not see its resurrection before 2017. The film preserves glimpses of an interim period in 13 concentrated shots.

Ralph Eue