• Collaborative-Performative-

    Let's play!

    Follow our game rules or create your own...
    Performance, Dance and Movement in the City

    The Cartography The Video Player

The game rules

Moving Cells is creating a new dancing cartography, based in Leipzig and opened to the World. And we all have a role to play!


Play the game:

1. one take
2. one audio device, exclusively available to the performer
3. share the resulting video with the other players


Create your own game: 

You want to create new game rules for others to play? You want to play according to your own rules? Our map is also here for that! Important is: Your video contains dance, performance or movement, and refers to the Leipzig urban context (or to any other specific context…)

Origo: the Installation

(Dates to be announced)

For the installation, Johannes Setzer gave himself an additional fourth Game Rule. Origo is not only an online game, it is also an installation project, that will be produced and staged for the first time in Leipzig in 2016.

Questions about participating?

Contact the Moving Cells crew:

Use the formular and addresses on the “Contact” page. Or a simple message to contact[a]movingcells.org and we will provide you with details regarding participation and video upload.

MOVING CELLS is an urban project dedicated to the various forms of Performance, especially the ones that put Dancing and Body language at their core.


MOVING CELLS brings together a wide array of Artists, from various esthetical, professional and social backgrounds, in order to let us experiment in a colorful and lively way the variety, and thus richness, of Movement Arts.


We want to produce a Perfomative-Video-Cartography centered on Leipzig but opened to the World. And you have your role to play here! We offer a few game rules, that you can follow or not. Be part of the project!

On the website, we present the participants in our LEIPZIGER KARTE or in our VIDEO PLAYER.


“Origo is a game playing with the unity of Me-Here-Now, offering a language that wants to bring a platform to our inner gaps.” Johannes Setzer

For the installation, Johannes Setzer gave himself an additional fourth Game Rule. The Origo-Installation in Leipzig should address a playful invitation to the world, from which no-one could be excluded. The rules of the game are such, that people from any social background can participate. Since the rule focuses on the inner gaps/vacancies/blankspaces, the political orientation of the performer is freed from taboos. The voluntariness, non-profit orientation of the project creates an purposelessness that is essential to playing.

The form enables deaf people to play with their kinesthetic sensations. Blind people can perceive the stories told by the game through the sounds of the videos, the steps and breathing of the performer.

Play Origo



click “record video” on your smartphone,
click “play” on your favorite music on your MP3 player
and put your video online.




-The name you want to have
-The audio-title you were listening/dancing to, if you want to reveal it (it’s a further game!)
-The place where you filmed and the date
-Moving Cells –  http://movingcells.org
-The rules of the game: 1. one take, 2. one audio device, exclusively available to the performer, 3. share the resulting video with the other players



Play "FreeCells"





The name you want to have
The place where you filmed and the date
Moving Cells –  http://movingcells.org
The game/rule that you used.



"FreeCells" mitspielen





Wie du dich nennen willst
Der Ort, an dem Du aufgenommen hast und das Datum 
Moving Cells –  http://movingcells.org
Die Spielregel die du benutzt hast.




Origo ist ein Spiel, das sich um die Einheit von Ich-Hier-Jetzt dreht und eine Sprache stellt, welches unseren inneren Leerstellen eine Plattform bieten will.“ Johannes Setzer

Für die Installation hat sich Johannes eine zusätzliche vierte Regel gedacht. Die Origo-Installation in Leipzig soll eine Spielaufforderung an die Welt stellen, bei der möglichst wenige Menschen ausgeschlossen werden. Durch die Spielregeln können Menschen jeder sozialen Schicht teilnehmen, ob am High-End oder Refugee. Da die Spielregeln sich auf die innere Leerstelle konzentrieren, werden politische Gesinnungen des Performers enttabuisiert. Die Freiwilligkeit und Absenz von Profitorientierung stellt die für das Spiel essentielle Zwecklosigkeit.    

Durch die Form können Gehörlose Ihre kinästhetischen Empfindungen nutzen, um mitzuspielen. Blinde können als Rezipienten mit den Geräuschen der Videos, der Schritte und Atemrythmen die Erzählungen erleben.

Origo mitspielen



auf seinem Smartphone auf Record klickt, 
auf seinem MP3-Player sein Lieblingslied abspielt 
und dann das Video online stellt.




Wie du dich nennen willst
Dein Audio-Titel, wenn du willst (das ist ein weiteres Spiel!)
Der Ort, an dem Du aufgenommen hast und das Datum 
Moving Cells – Origo – http://movingcells.org
Die Spielregeln: 1. ein Take 2. ein ausschließlich-für-den-Performer-Audio-bereitstellendes Gerät  3. das entstandene Video mit dir und allen, die Origo mit Dir spielen wollen, teilen.