For the 22nd anniversary of the Muffatwerk Munich we did a complete redesign of their identity.
»The Muffatwerk, founded in Munich in 1993, offers a wide-ranging cross-genre programme, and it is an international cultural hub. Just follow the buzz on a dark night. That is how directions to the nocturnal Muffatwerk might read. The water in the Auer Mühlbach stream, which served to cool the former steam power plant, rushes up against a barrier here. From a distance, the art nouveau industrial building, which lies in the shadow of tall trees, has something spellbinding, fairy-tale-like about it. Anyone finding their way here for the first time feels as if they were making a discovery. Yet the Muffatwerk is anything but an insiders’ tip – it is a place where Munich is metropolitan.
The pulse of the place is fast. Artists from more than 120 countries of the world come and go here at some 500 to 600 events each year. There are choreographers such as Jan Fabre, Meg Stuart and Vim Vandekeybus, theatre people from Christoph Schlingensief to Tim Etchells of Forced Entertainment, jazz and pop greats from Herbie Hancock to 2raumwohnung, and writers such as Salman Rushdie and Peter Esterhazy. There are international festivals of multi-media, dance, literature and new music in turn.«
for Herburg Weiland