What shapes our thoughts of age(ing)?

A Project for an Aging World

Join our exploration of age and aging!
German and Japanese artists, scientists, and practitioners will get together to take a look at virtually everybody’s future. From numerous perspectives and in diverse, engaging ways. PLUS creates an experimental forum, inviting you to take part in an inquiry into the nature, the individual and socio-cultural circumstances, and the possible futures of age(ing). What do these look like? And are we – both as a society and as individuals – ready for them? Or do we have to rethink age(ing)? Find out more


a documentary film by Subaru Moriwaki and TAIFUN Project
DE 2024 | 77 Min. | OV: DE, JPN, EN with subtitles

Embark on a cinematic journey with Subaru Moriwaki through the various dimensions of aging – in Germany and in Japan – as well as through the arts as means of reflection and tools to connect people, themes, and disciplines. »PLUS« is a highly topical mosaic comprising eight chapters, shedding light on discourses surrounding aging, potentially overlooked aspects of aging, and ultimately the role of art in the context of social issues.

12 July 2024, 6 p.m.
Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz 14, 40212 Düsseldorf

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PLUS Conversations

Let's speak loud and share more!

In short film interviews, our artists, scientists, partners and selected participants take a look at themselves and shed a different light on age(ing).

#6 Silke van Dyk, or: The Perceptions of Social Realities

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New recommendations of films und books
by Literaturbüro NRW, Cass-Verlag and Düsseldorf Filmkunstkinos

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Screening & talk: April 24, 2024, 7 p.m.
Bambi Filmstudio, Klosterstraße. 78, 40211 Düsseldorf
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Shingo Shimada
Talk guests: Subaru Moriwaki & TAIFUN Project (Lico Fang, Marc Franz)

PLUS – a documentary film by Subaru Moriwaki and TAIFUN Project
DE 2024 • 77 min
Director: Subaru Moriwaki
Original Language: German, Japanese, English with subtitles
Country: Germany, Japan

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Virtual access to our PLUS program in Japan is now complete! Experience the final presentations of the PLUS project in Osaka, Japan - with your smartphone, computer or VR glasses. In our virtual space, you will not only be able to roam freely through the exhibition spaces scattered throughout the city, but also quickly get more specific content and information, such as installation sounds or performance videos, with simple clicks! A map (floorplan) and an access menu will help you to find the respective exhibition points quickly and clearly. Have fun! Click here to go directly to our 360° tour.

Again, huge thanks to PublicGroup(!) for making this possible.

My bones beat the drum. Scenic reading, live music and conversation. In a scenic multilogue on April 9, we heard between the authors Ursula K. Le Guin, Ronja von Rönne, Lico Fang, the musician Shunsuke Oshio, the artist Horst Wackerbarth and – you, the bones beat the drum. Learn more

Lecture given at the symposium »Time Shifts. Age(ing) and Society«, Moderation: Peter Grabowski

Time Shifts. 3-day group performance and exhibition. From October 1 to 3, at Weltkunstzimmer in Düsseldorf, Yuko Kaseki, Klaus Boegel, Miki Kadokura, Jan Grashof and Motonori Inagaki showed their artistic positions developed from the first research phase. Learn more or visit directly the virtual 360° tour!

The project is supported by: