I/P/D Conference


Conference on Pop Culture & Immersive Media, Animation and Video Games Culture

In cooperation with Popbüro Region Stuttgart. Conference language is English.

Tickets for the conference include access to the Masterclass: Der Plan and the concerts of Der Plan and Electronic Music & Animated Visuals: REWORK & Max Hattler.

Sat, May 04, 2019, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, Kuppelsaal, 11 am – 6 pm
(Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart)


Foto: Markus Luigs

Masterclass: Der Plan

Sat, May 4, 2019, Kuppelsaal im Kunstgebäude, 11 am – 1 pm
(Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart)

I/P/D Keynote, Talks & Panel

Sat, May 4, 2019, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, Kuppelsaal, 2 pm – 6 pm
(Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart)

Music programme

Der Plan

The last time in Stuttgart at the beginning of the nineties – in the legendary club Röhre! Now almost 30 years later the electronic popband will play once again in Stuttgart, this time at the ITFS 2019. Der Plan is known for its subersive shows on stage which present a mixture of fine art, performance art and pop songs.The band’s new show uses for example so-called Machinimas, animations from the virtual reality platform Second Life, and makes “dangerous clowns” dance to the music in real time. The current line-up of Der Plan is Frank Fenstermacher, Kurt Dahlke alias Pyrolator and Moritz Reichelt alias Moritz R@.

From 1979 until 1992 the band existed in her original line-up. An updated version of Der Plan 4.0 was formed from 2004 – 2006. In 2007, Der Plan 5.0 started as a virtual band. The label ATA TAK founded by Pyrolator, Reichelt and Fenstermacher was one of the first continental european indi-labels and released LPs of DAF, Andreas Dorau, Holger Hiller and Element of Crime. For some fans Der Plan, formed at the end of the seventies in Düsseldorf in the surrounding of the Ratinger Hof, are pioneers of the New German Wave. Others call them the best German band of all times. Their latest album “Unkapitulierbar” has been relesased in 2017. Reichelt created LP covers for Depeche Mode and initiated the Tiki/Lounge revival at the beginning of the 90s. Fenstermacher played on the legendary “Monarchy & daily life” of Fehlfarben and has released several solo LPs. Kurt Dahlke is a producer and programmer, lastly for Edgar Froese.

Friday, May 03, 2019, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, Kuppelsaal, 8 pm
Saturday, May 04, 2019, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, Kuppelsaal, 8 pm

(Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart)


Popbüro Music Sessions

Come to the Music Sessions at Café le Théâtre presented by Popbüro Region Stuttgart. Admission is free.

Wed, May 1st, 2019 – Sat, May 4, 2019, Cafè le Théâtre, 10 pm

REWORK vs. Max Hattler – Electronic Music & Animated Visuals

Audio meets video – sound meets vision. The curated DJ set by Rework on the topic of Europe – a main topic of this year’s International Festival of Animated Film – is accompanied by Max Hattler with audiovisual abstractions and live elements.

Rework are: Michael Kuebler, Daniel Varga, and Elmar Mellert. Their musical aesthetics is regarded as New Wave House. For this they combine minimal structures with catchy Euro-girl vocals, Anglo-French funk antics, and a pinch of dance-floor melancholy. Their first international club hits were “Love Love Love Yeah” and “You’re Just Just”. Since then, their tracks have been remixed by many artists including Trentemøller, Paranoid London, and Andrew Weatherall.

Max Hattler concerns himself primarily with abstract animation, video installations and audiovisual performance. His works explore the relationship between abstraction and figuration, aesthetics and politics, sound and image, as well as precision and improvisation. With presentations around the globe and as the recipient of international awards, the German artist holds a doctorate in Fine Art from the University of East London and is an Assistant Professor at the City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media.

Sat, May 4, 2019, Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, Kuppelsaal, 10 pm
(Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart)


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