The 2015 transmediale exhibition, CAPTURE ALL, presents artistic positions that respond to the asymmetries and the misconceptions of a datafying world. The selection, which came together after curatorial research and an open call for works, particularly focuses on the ambiguous relationship and uncanny tension between the user and the algorithm, the self and the constantly evolving apparatus. Can the system still be gamed or has an impasse been reached?
This year's performance programme concentrates on audiovisual pieces in the tradition of live-cinema and intermedia works that defy easy categorisation. The artists present live audio-visual feedback in both evolving environments and in the design of speculative tools/instruments. The performances reflect the rigid, controlling structures coming to govern our lives, and work to playfully subvert them. The artists engage the digital domain in the form of algorithms as artistic material, the intersection of urban planning and the cinematic, and through the subversion of musical interfaces. As always, a number of highlight performances are presented in cooperation with the CTM festival in its current iteration, Un Tune.