Increasing social inequality, aggravation of living standards, short-sighted environmental policy and the violation of human rights are all facts pointing to the increasing extremes of the conditions of life. These conditions are not cultural dysfunctions, but are fundamentally connected to the processes of global capital to systematically exploit the environment.
transmediale.09 offered over 50 hours of live video streams from the Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in January and February 2009. You can view over 100 edited videos of the footage from the Salon and Conference in our archive. Simply select an event from the list on the left of this page, or visit the media archive.
The artist Hermann Josef Hack (1956), student of Joseph Beuys, was representative for art at the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology. He is also founding member of the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Laboratory Planet is a periodic journal of philosophy, science and critical writing on technology, discussing geostrategic and tactical media as well as speculative issues lurking behind the ambiguous headlines of the mainstream press.
Roberto Bellini Graduated in Drawing from the School of Fine Arts, at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. He has participated in several collective exhibitions and international video festivals with work in diverse media in both Brazil and abroad.