Frankfurt am Main | 12 – 20 October 2024

High Culture in Portrait Mode: What Platforms Like Tiktok and Instagram Can Teach us for the Storytelling of the Future.

Due to the brevity of the videos on TikTok, storytelling is often simplified and presented in an abbreviated, pointed manner. Could this also be an opportunity for storytelling in the future? The author of the book "Meme - Muster digitaler Kommunikation" (Memes - Patterns of Digital Communication) will explain the basics of the transformation of digital storytelling patterns - and, building on this, outline the possibilities for learning from them: What do these developments mean for the storytelling of the future? How must stories be told in order to generate and maintain an audience? Which platforms are best suited for distribution? Following the keynote speech, Dirk von Gehlen will discuss these and other related questions with a well-known influencer/youtuber. The audience will then have the opportunity to actively participate in the discussion and contribute their own ideas and questions.

Monday, 16/10/2023

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM


Johannes Grenzfurthner (Host)

Johannes Grenzfurthner is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, author, and performer. With his art he manipulates people to positively respond to his lies and made-up realities. He is the founder and artistic director of monochrom, an internationally acting art-technology-philosophy group. His … Read more

Jonas Wuttke

Jonas Wuttke is not only recognized as a Content Creator for his TikToks titled "Social Media is Embarrassing," where he humorously mocks influencers and the world of social media. He is also a producer, actor, and director and has successfully launched one of the most successful influencer series … Read more

Lara Leipholz

Lara Leipholz, founder of the artist management firm OHEY, represents strong-minded personalities and content creators like Alicia Joe, Theo Carow, and Jonas Wuttke, among others. The trained lawyer began her professional career in product and brand development, specifically in the area of food … Read more

Philipp Stadelmaier

Philipp Stadelmaier, born in 1984, studied Romance Languages and Comparative Literature in Frankfurt and has been a film critic for the Süddeutsche Zeitung since 2012. Since then, he has earned doctorates in Frankfurt and Paris on Jean-Luc Godard and the French film critic Serge Daney, written two … Read more