At the end of 2020, the Lübeck association UrbanProjection staged the effects of the coronavirus crisis as a multimedia action in public space. Audiovisual short portraits, selfpresentations and staged scenes with around 100 Lübeck locals who were affected in different ways by the pandemic were included, under the title “Wasfehlt.Lübeck” (What is Lübeck missing). The films were shot in front of the
buildings associated with the protagonists through their residential and working worlds. The basic idea was to make the people step out from the façades of the Lübeck old town and express their views.
The public presentation was originally supposed to be held in November 2020 during the Nordic film days, as public and multimedia guided tours of the city. Because of the repeated lockdown, however, this was not possible. Instead, the projections were shown to a random public at the beginning of December on three consecutive evenings and on different routes. The viewers were presented with images of real objects and virtual protagonists. The filmed scenes were subsequently published on the project website and spread through popular social media. Around 28 films resulted, coming together as a media snapshot of Lübeck in the COVID-19 crisis.
As soon as it is possible, further live performances with spectators are planned. The project was supported financially by various parties. The main sponsor was the foundation Lübecker Possehl Stiftung, alongside Gemeinnützige Sparkassen Stiftung Lübeck, the company Visiontools and Kommunale Kino Koki e. V.