The connection between the video festival, the work and the artists is somewhat loose. Successful videos feature at countless festivals, but often their creators do not even attend the screenings. And yet every one of these screenings – at least those with videos of short running times – is totally unique. The works are gathered together in a programme which, under normal circumstances, is never screened again outside of the festival. We have therefore decided for the 25th anniversary of transmediale...
In response to the in/compatible theme of the festival the transmediale 2012 exhibition focuses on “uneasy energies in technological times.” Through an extensive group of examples, the exhibition argues that distortions, ambiguities, and other such problematic states constitute a significant trajectory in our relations with modern technology. However, the exhibition does not offer a promise of overcoming the uneasy energies. On the contrary, it understands them as fundamentally insuperable, an integral part of our technological times, and invites visitors to explore the horizons that they open up. | Read more the concept of the exhibition here.
With a considerable amount of irony Ho Tzu-Nyen, one of the most renowned Singapurian filmmakers, borrows the image of Newton's apple as a metaphor for the futile challenge artists face in terms of achieving a creative inspiration (or rather, one after another) of their own accord.
Cornelia Sollfrank is a German artist and researcher, teaching at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland. Since the mid 1990s her conceptual works involve digital networked technology, writing, performance and video.
Adam Hyde was for many years a digital artist exploring digital-analog hybrid broadcast systems. He founded FLOSS Manuals, the Book Sprint method, Booki/Booktype book production platforms and is now mostly engaged with exploring new methodologies for collaborative book production.
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