Two real events are the reason of the work: The Birth of Ammann's daughter and the young family's journey to Brazil. In contrast he presents pictures of the brutality of the world as they are mediated by the media. The confrontation between these worlds...
Video Theory II recycles an essay by Dieter Daniels which discusses the problem of adequate presentation of video-art. Every word is matched with a TV-fragment. The editing speed generates a swift visual experience, letting the recognition of the message, the narrative figurative morsels and sound collide.
The performance programme of transmediale reflects the relationship between “old” and “new” media. Employing media-archaeological approaches to the materiality of media, a range of works will be presented which use digital "listening devices" to analogue media and thereby lure out the “ghosts in the machine”. Centrepiece of the programme are performances from the legendary 1960s Joshua Light Show, featuring Supersilent (no)withStian Westerhus (no), Oneohtrix Point Never (us) and as a special highlight, no other than Krautrock / cosmic / minimalism giant Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra, de). These events take place in collaboration with CTM.12 – Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts.
Ghosts Off The Shelf is about the slow disappearance of analog video formats. We all still possess a few of those objects, and because we no longer have the relevant equipment, we can’t see (or even know) what’s on those tapes. The artists in the exhibition produced, in the last decades, some forgotten (i.e. invisible and perhaps never-seen) video pieces. | Vernissage/Opening time & date: 27. Januar 2012, 19:00, Exhibition dates: 28. Januar bis 19 Februar 2012, Address: Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
After a performance lecture by The Art of the Overhead, JLS-founder Joshua White will speak about his groundbreaking work to curator Sandra Naumann. The event is hosted by the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB) which focuses particularly on supporting audiovisual experiments in the arts. The evening concludes with an A/V live performance by ZOLA. | Time & date: Sunday 29 January 19:00, Address: .CHB, Dorotheenstraße 12, 10117 Berlin
R15N is an artwork in the form of an experimental phone service which generates community engagement and communication. In this workshop Dmytri Kleiner and Baruch Gottlieb from the Telekommunisten Network will introduce the R15N system, try it together with the participants, and discuss and explore possible real world applications.