Capture All is a schizophrenic condition for the camera. On one hand, it is a tool for the complete capture of people, be it through face recognition or be it through drones. On the other hand, it is totally useless when it comes to the evaluation the data collected – the age of the algorithm is per se invisible to it. The films and videos of transmediale 2015 illuminate the CAPTURE ALL theme from four perspectives: optimisation of the own body and communication, the Internet as a map-everything information machine, the global Moment of Fear versus the ideology of happiness, and the increase in electronic manipulation. The programme features a total of 44 works, dating from 1937 to 2014, in eight screenings and two video installations.
The eight screening programmes and seven installations featured in transmediale 2014 focus on subjects such as the internet, surveillance, and Big Data as well as electronic, digital and analogue trash. The afterglow theme is seen as gloomy visions of the afterlife of images and technologies in which naïve dreams of a digital revolution, free exchange and equal participation no longer have a place.
Tom Palazzolo, represented in the screening program with the film Ricky and Rocky, has created for the transmediale afterglow a cinematic statement of his outtakes from 1968 and from current material, which can be seen online here.
Any film can be perceived as an Imaginary Museum as defined by André Malraux. Film footage photographically preserves the moment in an image. It is put into context through montage; the moments are lined up like images in an imaginary museum. >> Read more.
The video programme Satellite Stories, curated by Marcel Schwierin, questions the compatibility between human beings and the products they create. In various fields like politics, economics and media, we create an environment that is intended to satisfy our needs, but one that also consistently makes demands upon us that we cannot achieve. In honour of our 25th anniversary of transmediale, each of the eight video programmes will begin with a historical work from the early years of the festival. Maha Maamoun and Sarah Rifky from Cairo are invited as guest curators for the Arab Shorts programme. | Read the full curatorial statement here.
The film & video programme of transmediale.10 consists of eleven programmes with a total of 54 films of all genres. Feature, documentary, animation, experimental films and video art from 20 countries will be shown, with a special focus on the selection made from the 600 submissions from 30 countries... (more)
The transmediale.09 video selection is a screening package of eight outstanding video works that were presented at DEEP NORTH, the 2009 edition of the Berlin based festival for art and digital culture.
With artists, speakers and visitors from across the globe transmediale wrapped up at Berlin's landmark 'House of World Cultures' on February 1, 2009. We would like to thank all of our participants, partners, contributors, and the many great teams that came together to set up and run such a complex, poetically charged and thought provoking event!
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