The films and videos 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.
Martin Conrads is an author and artist who lives in Berlin. Since the mid 1990s he has produced and internationally presented and exhibited works individually and as a member of collectives and groups.
Chi-Yu Wu was born in 1986 in Taipei,Taiwan and will start a Rijksakademie Residency in Amsterdam in 2013. He holds a Master of Media Art from Taipei National University of the Arts (2011). His work is often site specific and focuses on the memories of living urban environments.