• touched. A poetic road documentary by Jukka Rajala-Granstubb + Marc Wagenbach - World Premiere: 21.11.2019, 20.30h, Rex Filmtheater Wuppertal (Germany)
  • ear is proudly to be a partner of dancescreen 2019 + TANZRAUSCHEN Festival Wuppertal (21.- 24.11.2019, Germany) tanzrauschen.de
  • Urban Studies. Project 2019
  • Materialities. Project 2019
  • Shared Community. Ekeby Summer
  • ORDER YOUR Progress Report
  • Ekeby Gardening Summer 2019
  • Cultural Management in the 21st Century
  • Cie.OFEN - Artist-in-Residence - Gala Moody and Michael Carter www.cieofen.com
  • Ekeby 2019

touched. A poetic road documentary

ear.productions is very happy and proud to be with TANZRAUSCHEN (Germany) and Malakta Films (Finland) one of the producers of the poetic road documentary “touched” by Jukka Rajala-Granstubb & Marc Wagenbach. A personal approach to the world-famous artist Pina Bausch and the subject of dance heritage ten years after her passing. A reflection of the influence of dance on the urban communities, the everyday life and memories of the citizens of Wuppertal. A film about loss, identity, transformation and the impact of dance in society. “touched” (2019) is the first part of THE LEGACY PROJECT. FEELING IN THE 21stCENTURY. A series of films and digital narration projects dealing with our changed perception, with collective and individual trauma, sensations and the processes of transformation in our digital times.

WORLD PREMIERE: Part of the kick-off event and opening of the dancescreen 2019 + TANZRAUSCHEN Festival Wuppertal: Thursday, 21.11, 20.30h, REX FILMTHEATER Wuppertal (Germany)


The old times have passed

Our world has changed in the last years. Old structures, our former perceptions of ourselves and knowledge models have lost their validity. Anger, terror, nationalism and fear are taking root not only in Europe. And nobody really knows where this development is heading. The worlds of science, art and other social elites are silent. We are living in an age of radical change. But what are our values at the 21st century? What connects us? And who do we - each of us individually – want to be as a society in the future? One thing is clear: the old times have passed and our feeling of uncertainty is not likely to change soon. ”The old times have passed” is the central subject of the first progress report by the International Research Center for Contemporary Arts Ekeby. Subjective, fragmentary, piecemeal. Starting from our perception as artists, as creatives. ear (Ekeby Art and Research) was founded as a start-up for applied cultural theory – with the objective of shaping the future, of searching for new questions and forms of organization in the cultural sciences, in pop culture and high-brow culture.

In our progress report#1 we wish to introduce you to those people with whom we work together. Artists such as the Brazilian painter Camilo Milton, the French director Pascal Merighi or the Uruguayan writer Alejandra Darriulat. Their views, opinions, everyday wishes and ideas shape our work at Ekeby and form our search. Always a hybrid. Part of a borderless world. An everyday life marked by simultaneity and insecurity. ”How do we want to live today?“ was therefore our key question this year. A question to which we could find no answer. We merely realized that we want to take responsibility for our present. For our questions. For free forms of expression in the arts. For European solidarity.

The old times have passed. WELCOME TO EKEBY.


Ekeby. The International Research Center for Contemporary Arts


Eclectic: intimacy, lifestyle, cultural theory. Next magazine 2020


Applied seminars, colloquia and workshops. For amateurs and professionals in the arts and research


Theater, dance, film, digital practices, exhibitions. ear develops and produces experimental formats in the arts.

Our Mission

Dr. Marc Wagenbach

Listen. Develop a unique voice.

Less talk, more understanding.

Without fear.

Be bold and develop new formats in artistic practice and research.

Be now! Be ear!


Ekeby Art and Research B.V.
Watergatstraat 8
7383 ED Voorst Gem Voorst
The Netherlands

Executive Director Dr Marc Wagenbach

RSIN 8540.99.128
KvK 60876727
IBAN NL84ABNA0521189942

+ 31 613 40 77 68