UnStumm is a project for improvised film and music for cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration between filmmakers, video artists and musicians from Germany and another country/city. The project is conceptualized and organized by computer musician Korhan Erel and guitarist Nicola Hein in 2015 with the kind support of Akademie der Künste der Welt in Cologne.
UnStumm brings together a total of eight artists from two countries. Four musicians and four live visual performers are divided into two mixed-country teams. These teams work together for several days to create an audiovisual performance that explores multidisciplinary improvisation as well as structure and narrative. By bringing together artists from different countries and cultures, UnStumm also aims to establish long-lasting relationships between these artists.
UnStumm premiered on September 5, 2015 as a collaboration between Cologne and Istanbul at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.
UnStumm Hong Kong took place on November 5, 2016 at the New Music Ensemble Hong Kong.
UnStumm Singapore on November 10, 2016 had a different format, where the German UnStumm team took part in a larger, intercultural performance at LaSalle School of Arts in Singapore.