In Vorbereitung: Kinoisches Theater im Nelly-Sachs-Park

Entwurf: Zumpe/Schubbe

Probedreh im Park …

Auftaktveranstaltung im Frühjahr 2022
Nun ist es offiziell. Der Spendenfonds, gestiftet vom Projektentwickler des neuen Hauses von Sony Music, fördert unser Projekt JAHRMARKT DER TRÄUME, ein unbekannten Frühwerks von Nelly Sachs, das wir als als »kinoisches Theater«* zur symbolischen Rückgewinnung des kulturellen Raums im Nelly Sachs Park Berlin-Schöneberg im Sommer 2022 zur Aufführung bringen wollen.

Axel Hartwig als toter Fischer der seine Witwe besucht …

JAHRMARKT DER TRÄUME – an unknown early work by Nobel Prize winner Nelly Sachs in Nelly Sachs Park as a „cinematic theater* for the symbolic reclamation of cultural space for local residents.
We got the funding …

* Cinematic theater is live (partly improvised) theater that is prepared as a cinematic experience for the audience in real time by means of multiple cameras, montage, and an integrated projection screen.
Katrin Kaspar als IRMELIN die Waldfee.
Konzept: Oliver Held, Angela Zumpe, Cast and Actors: Oliver Held, Cinematography and Design: Angela Zumpe, Musik: Ilja Coric, Manuel Schubbe: Bauten

Projects in preperation: DER PROTAGONIST


The pantomime from „The Protagonist“ by Georg Kaiser will be the common thread and the link between the three parts of the film.

The 1st part begins with the premiere at the Loebes Theater in Wroclaw, where Oliver’s grandmother Luise Dammer, 15 years old, has begun an apprenticeship with her aunt as a seamstress in the costume department of the theater, and a rumor causes unrest among the actors that the theater management and the author want the actors to show naked buttocks and breasts in one scene. The play in question is „The Protagonist“ by Georg Kaiser.

Part 2 begins with original footage from the 1980 Berlinale in Berlin, where Michael Ballhaus presides over the jury as president. Fassbinder’s cameraman develops around 1980 the idea for a film about the productive team that develops around Kaiser, Weill, Lenya and Brecht. In the meantime, he has made the leap to Hollywood. The Author Pamela Katz, married to Michael Ballhaus‘ son, gets to try her hand at the Lenya project as a young screenwriter. We follow Pamela’s narration, whom I call again and again in New York during my research from the Peetzsee and the 4 different residences of Kaiser in Grünheide, in order to learn more about the history of their acquaintance and about the relations between Kaiser, Weill, Lenya. She tells us about the »development hell«. In the end the film is never made, we follow an unbelievable story of German film development.

Part 3 then deals with the 1929 performance of „The Protagonist“ as an opera with music by Kurt Weill in Hanover, where Winkelmann, as a scion of the Wagner clan, touches Weill’s „unholy“ material, causing a scandal. Again, a 3-cornered story emerges between Klaus Pringsheim, Lala, his wife and Hans Winkelmann. Pringsheim, conductor and assistant to Gustav Mahler…

We are a team of an author and two directors who are following this amazing story.
Oliver Held, Egon Bunne, Angela Zumpe © paste up production 2021

THINGS TO COME – Film about Lászlo, Lucia and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy

FILM and Installation by Angela Zumpe
Script Oliver Held
2019, 45 minutes, HD

Hattula Moholy-Nagy, 7. Nov. 2019:
»I liked this fictionalized account of my parents and Lucia very
much. Even though events did not unfold in quite that way,
the film presents the atmosphere of those troubled times
very well. I liked the sympathetic portrait of Lucia, and the
inclusion of Theodor Neubauer and Franz Spencer. (And of
course everyone looks very handsome.) Ich kann deutsch

FILM: Trailer

“Things to come” covers various stations and events in the lives of the Bauhaus Master and designer László Moholy-Nagy and his partners Lucia Moholy und Sibyl Moholy-Nagy. It is the story of a visionary light designer doomed to failure by the cinematic tastes of the masses. Inspired by this artist’s works, projectors and light sources are used to display structures and images upon various surfaces in the exhibition space. Modern digital technology is able to realise these images in the style of the “cinema of the future” envisaged by Moholy-Nagy in the 1930s. Visitors will be able to wander through the scenes, which are staged and arranged within the space as projections of light, image and sound.

Hungarian-born László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) was a painter, photographer, typographer and stage designer. Between 1923 and 1928 he taught at the Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau. His oeuvre blazed a trail for future media artists, particularly in the fields of fine-art photography, art film, and film advertisment.

TRANSIT D 2010 dt. english ST 84 Min

Ein Film von Angela Zumpe

In Kooperation mit dem Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk – mdr
gefördert von der Mitteldeutschen Medienförderung MDM
Sächsische Landesmedienförderung

Cinema release and TV Screening please go to the film website:

„Go over there!“ – This was the saying heard again and again in 1968. Anyone who criticized the Federal Republic during the hot phase of the student revolts could leave. Over to the GDR. But who would have seriously thought of taking this crazy step?

Transit bei

In the documentary film „Transit,“ director Angela Zumpe goes in search of her brother, who left his conservative parental home in West Germany in 1968 at the age of 21 to move to the GDR. Only eight months later he killed himself, without the details of the circumstances being clarified. 40 years after the suicide, the director goes in search of clues and on her journey discovers biographies and stories of people who, like her brother, moved from West to East; among them people who had not yet given up the longing for a „third way,“ a socialism with a human face.

Things to come – die Neufassung des Künstlerporträts

Thomas Tode zum filmischen Moholy-Nagy-Portrait THINGS TO COME von Angela Zumpe. Skript Oliver Held, Musik Ilja Coric im Rahmen des Forum Dessau am 10. Juni 2020

Videoausschnitt der Einführung Thomas Tode

Der komplette Text zum Film von Thomas Tode:»Das wird nichts mit dir und dem Film, lieber Moholy-Nagy«

Die Buchdokumentation zum Film findet man hier Berlin 2020 dt./engl.

Trailer zum Film

Q & A beim Forum Dessau