Start browsing through the transmediale 2014 programme. Soon, details of the last wave of events and participants will be published (available also in German). For an overview of our highlights as well as outlines of our exhibition, performance, conference and screening programmes, read our programme overview.
Join us for the opening ceremony of transmediale 2014, where we introduce afterglow as a diagnosis of post-digital culture. Together with a number of prominent guest speakers we will outline the “afterglow effects” that define the current ambiguous state of digital culture in between trash and treasure. This event is free, no ticket or pass required.
Billboard advertising has been severely restricted in Greece since 2010. The naked scaffolds that remain in the wake of the crisis can be found across the country, presenting viewers with empty surfaces.
ArtUP! is a platform for media art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. It fuels discussion about society, presents and links up artists, presents media artworks, curates exhibitions, and initiates workshops.
From the techniques employed to bring local governments onboard with open data, to developing self-run web tools and networks, to peer-based financial systems this special edition of Urban Knights focuses on governance and user-developer power relationships within decentralised systems for urban and civic living.
In line with the transmediale 2014 thematic this panel asks what today's burning net political questions are in the afterglow of the digital revolution? What has happened to the connection between the mainstreaming of the Internet and the ideology and politics of openness and freedom?
We demand meaning and consistency from the cultural products we consume and this program is designed as a crude rebellion against this comfortable idea that there are objective “standards” of any kind and that we have a right to expect “good taste.” ...
The Creatures is an endless combination of living members/ apparatuses, composed by miniature robots that live autonomously, receiving energy from solar cells and generating a variety of soft sounds and tiny movements.
Jamie Allen and David Gauthier present their project CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE and invite for responses. Baruch Gottlieb's response is entitled Remarking Unremarkable and will be followed by the one by Erin La Cour: Invisible Labor: Instituting Cultural Capital.
What does blackening out mean in the context of urban screens and what goes lost after the sudden shut-down and restart? How to find ways to restore or rethink information after this severe blackout? – a panel discussion with the CC artists, curators and the transmediale visitors.
Jamie Allen and David Gauthier present their project CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE and invite for responses. Rodrigo Maltez Novaes will present his talk Language as Infrastructure: A Reading of Flusser's Early Work (19:30) and Jonathan Kemp Measure for Measure (20:00-20:30).
Presented jointly with CTM Festival, Dinos Chapman, one half of the enfants terribles of British contemporary art, The Chapman Brothers, will perform the German premiere of his audiovisual live show based on his acclaimed 2013 release, Luftbobler.
Call of Duty is one of the most successful first-person shooters in computer gaming history. In the Black Ops instalment from 2010, the action takes place in Nuketown, a city in the American desert where the effects of atomic bombs were tested on people, cars and houses. The ‘residents’ of Nuketown are mannequins.
When billboards and advertising screens are the first to be unplugged after earthquakes, it again becomes evident, how those are only being used for commercial content. How can screens and media façades then become platforms for artistic and cultural interventions in urban space?
Starting from Yoldas' project An Ecosystem of Excess and her artistic approach through speculative design and biology, this panel will analyze and discuss the impact on what we call "nature" and the term's ontological crisis.
Baruch Gottlieb and the transmediale 2014 residency artists Jamie Allen and David Gauthier will analyse the artists’ understanding of “infrastructure critique” attempting to elaborate the connections with and departures from McLuhan’s concept of “Media.”
Constant control of the individual is a vital element of all modern societies. Currently, however, contemporary democracies seem to be shifting fundamentally into new, digitally supported, surveillance states... | With works Krzysztof Kieślowski, Nadav Assor, Andy Weir, Ivar Veermäe, Maha Maamoun, Chris Marker
Digital Plays is playfully and ironically dedicated to the cinematic fiction that so often—and usually unintentionally—ends up in the Trash. | With works by Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Ella Raidel, Ho Tzu Nyen, Neïl Beloufa, Keren Cytter, Beatrice Gibson
Somewhere beyond calculation: Where we arbitrarily "recognize" life. With Tomoya Watanabe, Akihiko Taniguchi, Yuko Mohri and Gabin Ito. Akihiko Taniguchi and Yuko Mohri are artists whose practice is in creating technological phenomena seemingly imbued with the breath of life.
Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara a.k.a. Lucky Dragons will premiere a new version of their intermedial work that began life as a simple Google search on the words “Actual reality”. In this piece, the duo will collaborate with Berlin-based guest musicians.
The Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market*) is a flea market which deals with "Internet-ish" things, face-to-face, in actual space. Both flea markets and the Internet are fanatical and chaotic mixes of the amazing and useless.
This panel discussion marks the launch of AVANT, a web publication and forum for discussion around transdisciplinary ideas. In response to a culture of immediacy, AVANT strives to illuminate the complex relations underlying larger narratives and project the potential impact of research-based practices.
Note: Tickets for this event are sold out online. A limited amount can still be purchased at the box office at HKW from 18:00 onwards. | In a special celebration this year, transmediale and CTM jointly bring their 2014 editions to a close with Robert Henke, known for his peerless Monolake productions.