In the 1960s, television was plainly the dominant medium against which all others had to align themselves. At the same time, an intense debate began that continues until today. This programme presents eight examples of works on the subject.
With this project the Australian games theorist Mez Breeze examines how processes of knowledge production and entertainment models change under the influence of artificially generated stimuli. The work belongs to the “Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1_project“ which addresses how information is absorbed within artificial environments making its insights accessible via a link-in system
Presenting rarities from the Federal Film Archive this programme gives insights into the history of German TV culture. The films from the 1930s and 40s illustrate society's gradual progression towards going 'live' and the associated new possibilities of surveillance. A discussion with expert Joseph Hoppe will ultimately round out the evening.
Films are inherently imaginary journeys; the viewer is taken to times and places that have little to do with her current situation seated in the cinema. This gap between space and time is the theme of the programme. Starting from a film without images, various surreal and fantastic landscapes follow. The demolition of the People's Palace in Berlin (Letzter Tag der Republik) is recalled in an impressive time-lapse work by Reynold Reynolds and the silhouette of Las Vegas floates by like a strange space-ship just before a purely imagined science fiction about the Egyptian pyramids' future concludes this fascinating programme.
Situated on the borders of Arab-ness, this programme highlights the diversity of expression and experimental filmmaking in the Arab world. The programme proposes a realignment of the elements of inherited history as well as displacement, in an attempt to contemplate the shape of the Arab terrain, and the role given to this terrain in each of these films.
Curated by Ala' Younis for Arab Shorts, a project of the Goethe-Institut Cairo.
Tonight LIVE:RESPONSE presents two audiovisual performances which both revolve around cut-up techniques to remix items and icons of our contemporary pop culture. DONJON by Cécile Babiole and Vincent Goudard gleefully deconstructs a wide range of objects, particularly audiovisual equipment: turntables, radios, computers, musical instruments, telephones, video cameras – but also cocktail blenders, battery chickens, and various other domestic and fantastic appliances of ages past and present. In Genre CollagePeople Like Us manipulate the symbols, patterns and film stars of selected movie genres/sub-genres.
Welcome to transmediale.11! On 1 February 2011 Stephen Kovats, artistic director of transmediale, will open the festival by presenting special opening guest Derrick de Kerckhove with his digital son Angel_F. Besides enjoying performances by Herman Kolgen, Paul Vanouse, Ei Wada and Gabriel Shalom be there with us when the different festival zones and activities will be switched on and first kick off!
Far from the often maligned image of hacking being targeted sabotage or rogue interventionism the HacKaWay Zone is the place where the notions of complex technological and societal systems are critically de- and re-constructed to reveal new and alternative realities. Using the mechanisms of hactivist and tactical art practice the HacKaWay Zone brings process based and performative artworks together in a space activated by hands-on and interactive audience participation.