About Bikepunkproductions

Bikepunk Produsctions was founded in 2012 in order to produce the documentary “Sounds Queer”. Since then it promotes all the artistic works by Dan Dansen.

Dan Dansen is fascinated by the fact that everyday moments reveal the contradictions of our lives – if we look closely. They are a Berlin-based non-binary filmmaker and artist working with experiments, documentary and fiction. They are also a dedicated gardener, love thinking outside of the box and are devoted to integrate joy as a political strategy.

Dan studied Cultural Studies at Humboldt-University of Berlin and film at the Berlin University of the Arts with a focus on film. Dan is a non-binary person and uses they/ them pronouns.

They work on queer issues, analysis of society and utopian perspectives. Their films, photographic works and art projects have been shown at renowned film festivals and institutions as well as at community spaces and community festivals alike, because they deeply believe in the power of the transformational and community building practice of art.

Although they started out as a documentary filmmaker, Dan Dansen has also developed a strong interest in fictional subjects as well. Their latest feature and graduation film "Crisis is always" tells the story of a young woman’s politicization. The film premiered at the 54th Hof International Film Festival and was nominated for the Advancement Award New German Cinema and the QueerScope Debut Film Award amongst others. Dans latest short film "Survivor Manifesto - The Art of Making Kin" is a video essay on survivorhood in which a multitude of trauma survivor voices casts a wild vision of a utopian society. The experimental short premiered in the competition "Fascinations" of the 26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival.

With the performance "To My Ancestors. Trans-Formations in Time and Space" Dan presented also their solo performance debut.