Implanting 2018



It’s September and the city’s concrete is no longer glowing. In some places, it is cracking and fine cracks are becoming visible.

From September 1 to 30, the site-specific performance festival Implant 2018 occupies the city.

ID_Frankfurt shows in the third edition of the festival ten world premieres of dance and performance artists* of the independent scene of Frankfurt, who explore, play and reinterpret the urban space. Walks, concerts, interventions, performances, late-night shows and public dance workshops will take place between Frankfurt, Offenbach and Hanau on the streets and squares, in the suburban trains, dunes, museums and cinemas

The collective dasda.hinter sets up the festival center at a different location each weekend, inviting audiences and residents* to drinks and debates

The DJ duo from the Wonderful Laundromat transplants queer beats to Rebstockpark for the opening (Sept. 1), and five weeks later spreads out picnic blankets and boomboxes in Holzhausenpark to close out the festival (Sept. 30)

City researchers Katharina Böttger and Lene Benz discuss questions of urban planning (Sept. 7), heteronormative knowledge transfer (Sept. 14) and the possibilities of urban protest culture (Sept. 22)

For two weeks, the artist collective Mobile Albania is implanting an alternative bus line in the Rhine-Main area, challenging passersby to get lost – spatially and mentally.

im-plan-tie-ren means to plant or insert something. What do we have to put in? And what to put out? Sit down and stay for a while. Tilt your heads and see the skyscrapers across. Implant yourselves!







Here’s our Leporello download


Festival team

Artistic direction and organization: Eleonora Herder & Hanna Knell

Production management and ticketing: Florian Richard

Technical direction: Hendrik Borowski

Concept and direction discourse series: Katharina Böttger & Lene Benz

Conception and leadership workshop series: Hannah Dewor (Das PLATEAU)

Conception festival center: dasda.hinter

Application: charlotte hesse

Graphics: Anna Sukhova, Alejandro Ochoa Mosquera



The festival is sponsored by:

Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt, Kulturfonds FrankfurtRheinMain, Hessian Ministry of Science and Art, Naspa Foundation, Women’s Department of the City of Frankfurt, Cultural Office of the City of Hanau, Sparkassen Foundation Hanau


Our partners are:

German Museum of Architecture, Mal sehn Kino, Offenes Haus der Kulturen,  laProf- Landesverband der freien darstellenden Künste, “afip!”- Akademie für interdisziplinäre Prozesse, Heimatmuseum Schwanheim, Kulturamt Offenbach, Quartiersmanagment Gallus.

This festival is created in collaboration with:

Mein wunderbarer Waschsalon, Kollektiv Dasda.hinter, DAS PLATEAU