Heiko Kalmbach

This video is part of a toolkit for progressive spokespeople and campaigners wishing to do better in combating populist rhetoric in the public discussion on migration. The focus of the video is on the need to reframe the debate in order to engage the middle, putting diversity and inclusion back on the mainstream agenda.


"New Migration Narratives" project by ICPA:
Facebook: facebook.com/ICPAnarratives/
Twitter: twitter.com/ICPAnarratives

The International Centre for Policy Advocacy (ICPA):
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Twitter: twitter.com/ICPAdvocacy

Video realised by EDEOS - digital education, edeos.org
Concept & Script: Lisa Quinn and Eóin Young, icpolicyadvocacy.org/
Creative Director: Heiko Kalmbach, heikokalmbach.com
English Voice Over: Emma Powell
Deutsche Stimme: Sabine Gronau
Sound design: Thomas Seher

Photo Credits: Special thanks to Massimo Sestini (‚boat’), Claude Cahn (‚boy at fence’) and Jarek TuszyƄski (‚children’) for use of their images.
Other photo credits: ddpimages/Clemens Bilan (‚Wir sind Deutschland‘-image) and public domain

This video was supported [in part] by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations, opensocietyfoundations.org/
and by a grant from Robert Bosch Stiftung, bosch-stiftung.de/

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Heiko Kalmbach

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Filmmaker, video artist, stage director.

Screenings and shows at Anthology Film Archives New York, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Art in General NY, Pilot London, the Knitting Factory NY, Lux Centre London, Manzi Art Space Hanoi, Meta House…

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Filmmaker, video artist, stage director.

Screenings and shows at Anthology Film Archives New York, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Art in General NY, Pilot London, the Knitting Factory NY, Lux Centre London, Manzi Art Space Hanoi, Meta House Phnom Penh, Goethe Institutes in Kolkata, Mexico City, New York and Paris, and at Festivals like Short Film Festival Oberhausen, São Paulo International Short Film Festival, South By Southwest Austin Texas, Mix Festival NY, Independent Exposure Seattle and Video Art Plastique Basse-Normandie.

Heiko Kalmbach's feature documentary IF ONE THING MATTERS – A FILM ABOUT WOLFGANG TILLMANS premiered in the Forum section at Berlin International Film Festival in 2008 and has been presented at Festivals in Copenhagen, Leipzig, Torino, Lisbon, Oslo and Toronto. Besides producing and directing his own work, Heiko has worked as writer/director, DP and editor for institutions like Rockefeller Foundation and YIVO Institute NY and for broadcasters like Arte, 3Sat, Discovery Channel Germany, SRF, M6 France, TV Ontario and SBS Australia.

His collaboration with composer Katharina Rosenberger, the interactive sound and video installation VIVA VOCE, featuring vocal artists Shelley Hirsch, Juliana Snapper and Pamela Z, was shown at Human Resources Gallery in Los Angeles in 2013 and at Sweet Thunder Festival in San Francisco in 2014. It will be on view in Berlin in September 2015.

Heiko Kalmbach’s work as stage director and projection designer has been presented at Volksbühne Berlin, La MaMa E.T.C. NY, Theaterhaus Jena, Fusion Festival, Chamäleon Theater Berlin, Aarshi Theater Group Kolkata, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Autorentheatertage at Thalia Theater Hamburg, Crash!Boom!Bau! Festival, Dramafest Mexico City, the Kitchen NY, Schleswig Holsteinisches Landestheater, Tanztage Bremen, Roxy Basel, Stadttheater Bern, Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, on Hapag Lloyd's MS Europa2 and on worldwide tour with the y2d/Chamäleon production LEO which was awarded the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, Three Weeks Editors Award, Scotsman Fringe First Award, Adelaide Critics Circle Award, Adelaide Fringe Award and the John Chattaway Innovation Award.

Heiko Kalmbach has been leading workshops and seminars in his fields of practice since the late 1990s. He pursued Drama, Film and Cultural Studies at Universities in Berlin and Bremen before earning a BfA in Film (Honours) at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1998. He has been teaching spatial media design at Technical University's MA Program ‚Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum‘ in Berlin since 2011 and has been a studio tutor and lecturer for film and dramaturgy at the Architectural Association's Interprofessional Studio in London since 2009.

Individual grants and residencies include an Artist's Fellowship for Film from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Martin Scorsese Award, Russell Hexter Filmmaker's Award, Nestor Almendros Award, Artist Residencies at Camargo Foundation in France, MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, USA, kunst:raum Sylt-Quelle in Germany, Human Resources Gallery LA, USA, and at Sitterwerk St Gallen in Switzerland.

Heiko Kalmbach @ IMDB - imdb.com/name/nm1272133/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
VIVA VOCE - interactive sound & video installation - vivavoce.ch
VIVA VOCE - select clips of installation - VIVA VOCE selects
AA London - Interprofessional Studio @ Architectural Association London - interprofessionals.net
TU Berlin - Szenischer Raum / Spatial Composition - tu-buehnenbild.de/index.php
FRAMING REALITY - Taller de video-documentación - vimeo.com/user14237815
RE-MEX - el poder de las artes - facebook.com/Remex.artes
IF ONE THING MATTERS - a film about Wolfgang Tillmans, Berlinale 2008 - berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/2008/02_programm_2008/02_Filmdatenblatt_2008_20085090.php
LEO - Video Design - facebook.com/pages/LEO/220813137947193
STABAT MATER & TOSCA, SST - Projection Design - theater-saarbruecken.de

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