Local Leicester film company, Citizen 598 were commissioned to create a series of short films to record how people respond to German Expressionist art and the themes it contains.
The films capture the responses of people from all walks of life and show that everyone can enjoy this amazing collection of prints, sculpture and paintings.
Like the German Expressionist artworks themselves, our interviewees often had interesting tales to tell about how and why they came to Leicester and these stories were also captured.
Alex has been living in an Action Homeless centre for alcohol dependency treatment after becoming homeless. He talks about his response to the art and what inspires him as an aspiring artist.Find out more
Local poet Bobba Cass performs a piece inspired by Franz Marc and the Blaue Reiter school.Find out more
The two brothers discuss how they like to view art galleries, how their religion would be a cultural artefact they would take with them and what art means to them.Find out more
Having moved to Leicester to study at University, both Aminata and Vanetta have stayed due to their love of Leicester, created by the spirit and sense of family they have found here.Find out more
Local writer Sally Jack talks about her memories of New Walk Museum and the German Expressionism galley and how her visits have altered since attending with her daughter. She uses the works of art to inspire her own poetry.Find out more
The DMU LGBT+ Society and University of Leicester LGBTQ Association students provide their take on some of the collection.Find out more
Freddie is musician from Berlin and following one of his performances in Mauer Park he talks about his journey to Berlin, how the city has changed and his reaction to some of the art work.Find out more
MA student Andrew Davis visits The Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin and talks about the connection of the modern work to expressionism.Find out more
Musician Dru Haye talks about his musical inspiration and the journey music has taken him on. He composes and plays a piece of music based on his responses to the art work and explains how art fusion is something he believes passionately in.Find out more
Ishi talks about her journey from Zambia to Leicester and how a love dancing and theatre helped realise her dreams. She talks about the roles the arts plays in Leicester’s multi cultural heritage and how her adopted home city is an example to the world.Find out more