One day, a spectacular vision popped into Ei Wada's mind. It was the image of abandoned electrical appliances being played as musical instruments in the streets of a city. Through experimentation with old CRT televisions and VCRs, the young artist from Japan was finally able to realize his idea. He now has a computer-controlled percussion instrument with the range of an entire octave, on which he will give rousing, rhythmic performances daily during the festival.
The current edition of Labor Berlin features American-born artist and filmmaker Reynold Reynolds. Influenced early on by philosophy and working primarily with 16mm and Super 8mm film as an art medium he has developed a common film grammar based on transformation, consumption and decay. Reynolds frequently depicts disturbed psychological and physical themes, increasingly provoking the viewer's participation and dismay.
Organised by Sourcefabric, Test Signals is a series of workshops and panels that approaches the political, artistic and practical spectrum of radio, looking at its significance and potential in the digital age, whilst investigating new ways of hacking, augmenting and open-sourcing its technology.
Premieres, launches, special events and projects that encompass the transmediale.11 theme, as well as interactive, process and net based art works are featured throughout the HKW. These projects touch on, connect and interact with the core festival programmes, creating new actions and events. highlighting Award nominees, newest productions, sneak previews or selected student works the transmediale 'features' join the festival structure, expressing new ways to experience the media that confrons us and supports our everyday lives.Tweet your tap, chat up Angel_F, or find your ultimate date ... all possibilities within transmediale's web of art works!
Mz Baltazar's Laboratory wants to demystify technology. In a two-day workshop we hack hardware, make noise, build angst-robots and programme Open Source software. We ask a lot of 'stupid' tech questions and develop art projects together. No one is an expert, no one is only student, we share our equipment and knowledge in order to articulate ourselves through high-tech in novel ways. Mz Baltazar's Laboratory offers women space to make their own electronics and realise interactive art projects.
The Free Culture Incubator, a workshop and networking programme for independent creative and cultural producers was established at the last transmediale and has since developed into a bustling Berlin platform for Free Culture and the Open Net. Since October 2010, a 12-month series of workshops on topics such as Open Design, business models in the Free Culture sphere, etc., has been running, which is one of the most important initiatives of the FCI.
In today’s workshop, the initiators and project partners present their plans for the period until summer 2011, taking suggestions and requests for sessions from participants.
Public space does not end at the borders of the visible. In form of a workshop and presentation, the technologies and techniques of how to read the plethora of signal in the air, manipulate it and pass it on will be adressed.