This digital preview is an artistic format in its own right, creating an interactive, lively forum of many different voices and a wide range of events. Four distinct narrative threads and unique perspectives will help you navigate throughout – come experience a different outlook on the Forum!
What’s On? – Stream
main event of the Digital Preview was a live stream, coming to you
directly from the halls of the Humboldt Forum. Moderator Mitri Sirin
will take you on a tour behind the still-closed gates – with interviews
and greetings from Minister of State Monika Grütters, General Director
Hartmut Dorgerloh, archaeologist George Abungu, author Andrea Wulf, as
well as from artists Kang Sunkoo and Tim Trantenroth.
Contemporary witnesses, curators and historians will provide glimpses into the exhibitions BERLIN GLOBAL, After Nature, Insights. The Humboldt Brothers,
the collections of the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für
Asiatische Kunst, as well as the History of the Site. A live connection
to the Cosmograph will also turn the Foyer into an interactive space for
dialogue. Musical accompaniment to the digital opening will be provided
by the Resident Music Collective.
Three additional channels
to the live stream, three additional video channels will allow you
individualized access to the building, its history and the core themes
of the Humboldt Forum.
Locked In and Out - Inclusion / Exclusion
Having recently accepted German citizenship, writer and activist Priya Basil explores the Humboldt Forum from a deeply personal perspective through a short-form film essay. She delves into the question of what such a building, such a project, means for an understanding of the past and for belonging in the present. This much disputed, contested, celebrated monument now exists – but what exactly does it monumentalize?
360° - Open to all
Various 360° video formats create a unique spatial experience and
convey a first impression of the Humboldt Forum – all the way from the
Schlüterhof to the roof with a view over Berlin. They will tell stories
of the site and show what this new venue for culture and science is all
about. Curators will discuss the architecture and establish a
relationship between the Humboldt brothers and the building. Video
recordings of a drone flight through the Stair Hall will connect the
core themes of the Humboldt Forum together and the modular structure
allows for an immersive experience in all directions.
Let's take a look-see...
A further narrative from behind the scenes offers another
perspective, this time a comedic one. Stand-up comedian Stefan Danziger
will take you on a very special tour of the institution to reveal some
unusual and sometimes secret places – from underground corridors, the
castle cellar and the engine room, through to the freight elevator and
workrooms, then right up to the roof and beneath the dome.