Connecting cities

Connecting cities

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Thu, 23.1. 19:00h - 19:00h
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23. 01 19:00 - 24:00 Connecting Cities – Urban Media Kitchen
As a start to a series of events, on this evening Public Art Lab will open its doors in a kitchen-like atmosphere to bring together Berlin based and international urban media initiatives. Our guests are amongst others: Momentum (Skyscreen), Screencity (Daniela Arriado), DAM Galerie (Wolf Lieser), Genius Loci Weimar (Anke von der Heide), W33 (Martin Stebbing), LEAP (Sandra Moskova), Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (Jan-Gunnar Franke), University Leuphana (city planning Alexander J. Albrecht), Urban Aestetics (Tanya Toft, NY), Monika Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss (Associated artists ZKM, Fraunhofer Society), xm:lab (Soenke Zehle & Henrik Elburn), Supermarkt (Ela Kagel), The Constitute (Christian Zöllner), Pfadfinderei (Toby & Codec), verve cultural (Marilia Pasculli & Joao Frugiuele). The Urban Media Kitchen also opens the Telepresent Gallery. 

23.01. - 28.01. 19:00 - 24:00 Connecting Cities – Telepresent Gallery
The show room windows of Public Art Lab will become a Telepresent Gallery to show surveillance cameras from the cities of the Connecting Cities Network, which focuses on the worldwide presence of urban screens and media facades. The Telepresent Gallery is a depiction of an expanded perception of video control, of how we observe the world from its spy cam point of view. It focuses on questions, such as: How does the world look like from a spy-cam-perspective as video surveillance has become omnipresent? How do we think surveilance/sousveillance and video sniffing as observation becomes visible again, only as soon as something spectacular happens? What has become of the state of panic about loss of control and privacy and what do surveillance cams tell us about this? Away from performativity as a side effect when in presence of a visual recording device, Telepresent Gallery explores CCTV between invisibility and a certain surveillance-resistance.

28.01. - 29.01. 10:00 - 18:00 Connecting Cities Lab – Artists’ Camp
Together with the Connecting Cities curators, the internationally selected artists of the open call 2014 will meet and discuss their projects, strategies and practices, which will provide basic material for the Connecting Cities Workshop. The Artists’ Camp as an open forum is an attempt to identify, re-read and question media façades in a post-digital discourse.

28.01. 19:00 - 24:00 Telepresent Gallery – Lecture / Artist Talk
Vilém Flusser has shaped the term telepresence. Daniel Irrgang, scientific assistant of Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski, scientific supervisor of the Vilém Flusser Archive at the University of the Arts Berlin and researcher in the project Archaeology/Variantology of the Media, will introduce this theoretical concept in a short lecture. Also, the artists Paul Sermon and Charlotte Gould will show the project “Picnic on the Screen“ as well as the selected project for Connecting Cities. 

Venue: Public Art Lab
www.publicartlab.org
Brunnenstr. 72,  133555 Berlin
 

Connecting Cities is a project initiated by Public Art Lab Berlin in co-organisation with Ars Electronica GmbH Linz, BIS Body Process Arts Association Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014, Videospread Marseille and in association with University of Aarhus, Marseille-Provence 2013, MUTEK Montréal, Quartier des spectacles, Federation Square Melbourne and verve cultural Sao Paulo. In cooperation with ARTE Creative, Streampark TV and ikono.
With support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union.

Wednesday

Wed, 29.1. 17:30h - 23:59h

Start browsing through the transmediale 2014 programme. Soon, details of the last wave of events and participants will be published (available also in German). For an overview of our highlights as well as outlines of our exhibition, performance, conference and screening programmes, read our programme overview.

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hkw theatersaal
Wed, 29.1. 17:30h - 23:59h
Screening

Borja Rodríguez Alonso’s Why is based on an everyday Google function—the autocomplete...

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hkw theatersaal
Wed, 29.1. 17:30h - 23:59h
Screening

The viewer roams around desolate flats in a Polish village by way of extended tracking shots. The people look strangely unreal in this mix of photographic portraits and tableaux vivants.

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auditorium hkw
Wed, 29.1. 19:00h - 20:30h

Join us for the opening ceremony of transmediale 2014, where we introduce afterglow as a diagnosis of post-digital culture. Together with a number of prominent guest speakers we will outline the “afterglow effects” that define the current ambiguous state of digital culture in between trash and treasure. This event is free, no ticket or pass required.

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hkw cafe stage
Wed, 29.1. 20:30h - 22:00h
Performance

Join MSHR's Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy in a ritualistic post-digital feedback invocation where the holistic alternates with the rhizomatic and cybernetics merge with low-tech.

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other locations
Wed, 29.1. 21:00h - 21:30h
Performance

What makes a currency real? When we are able to burn them for real of course. In this outdoor performance bitcoins will be wasted, post-digital style.

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auditorium hkw
Wed, 29.1. 21:30h - 23:59h
Screening

Utopia is a silent double slide projection with 160 handmade slides in two Kodak Carousel magazines. They will be presented as a loop in the Auditorium of the HKW.

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hkw cafe stage
Wed, 29.1. 22:00h - 23:59h

DJ Set during the opening night with Dennis de Bel

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Thursday

hkw theatersaal
Thu, 30.1. 10:00h - 23:30h
Screening

Billboard advertising has been severely restricted in Greece since 2010. The naked scaffolds that remain in the wake of the crisis can be found across the country, presenting viewers with empty surfaces.

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hkw k2
Thu, 30.1. 11:00h - 15:00h
Workshop

Anonymonth is an experimental publishing concept initiated by Mat Dryhurst of PAN and AVANT.

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hkw cafe stage
Thu, 30.1. 11:00h - 12:30h

ArtUP! is a platform for media art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. It fuels discussion about society, presents and links up artists, presents media artworks, curates exhibitions, and initiates workshops.

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hkw k1
Thu, 30.1. 12:30h - 14:00h
Conference

From dark nets to kiez nets, artists and activists work and think locally: defending their home zones in terms of rent, net access, privacy and politics.

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hkw cafe stage
Thu, 30.1. 14:00h - 14:30h

The editors of the book War postdigital besser?, Martin Conrads and Franziska Morlok, will present the project while one of the authors will read from her text.

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hkw foyer
Thu, 30.1. 14:00h - 19:30h

On this day, participants from the Art Hack Day Berlin : Afterglow will give artists talks and show performances.

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hkw theatersaal
Thu, 30.1. 14:30h - 16:30h
Screening

This programme addresses fears of rejection, marginalisation and loss of identity. | With works from Hearst Metrotone News, Tom Palazzolo & Jeff Kreines, Whitney Johnston, Thomas Haley, Cory Arcangel.

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hkw k1
Thu, 30.1. 15:00h - 16:30h
Conference

From the techniques employed to bring local governments onboard with open data, to developing self-run web tools and networks, to peer-based financial systems this special edition of Urban Knights focuses on governance and user-developer power relationships within decentralised systems for urban and civic living.

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hkw cafe stage
Thu, 30.1. 16:00h - 17:00h

Do you feel out of place? Do you feel uncomfortable in this system? Don't think you are different. Know you are. Declare yourself not human to take away from the template.

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auditorium hkw
Thu, 30.1. 17:00h - 18:30h
Conference

In line with the transmediale 2014 thematic this panel asks what today's burning net political questions are in the afterglow of the digital revolution? What has happened to the connection between the mainstreaming of the Internet and the ideology and politics of openness and freedom?

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hkw theatersaal
Thu, 30.1. 18:00h - 20:00h
Screening

We demand meaning and consistency from the cultural products we consume and this program is designed as a crude rebellion against this comfortable idea that there are objective “standards” of any kind and that we have a right to expect “good taste.” ...

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hkw cafe stage
Thu, 30.1. 18:30h - 20:00h
Performance

The performance Afamako will make use of e-waste materials from Nigeria to enact the socio- economic conditions of Nigeria.

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hkw k1
Thu, 30.1. 19:00h - 20:00h
Performance

The Creatures is an endless combination of living members/ apparatuses, composed by miniature robots that live autonomously, receiving energy from solar cells and generating a variety of soft sounds and tiny movements.

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auditorium hkw
Thu, 30.1. 20:30h - 22:40h
Conference

A conversation between Appelbaum, Paglen and Poitras reflecting on the new frontiers of information disclosure

Hashes to Ashes
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hkw k1
Thu, 30.1. 22:00h - 23:30h
Conference

Rotten digital body narratives from a cinema genre to a model of big data analysis in social media platforms

Will You Be My Trashure?
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Friday

hkw theatersaal
Fri, 31.1. 10:00h - 23:30h
Screening

Data in the Cloud seems to be disembodied. But in reality, it does have a physical manifestation, albeit a small one, on the hard drives on internet servers.

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hkw foyer
Fri, 31.1. 11:00h - 12:30h

Jamie Allen and David Gauthier present their project CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE and invite for responses. Baruch Gottlieb's response is entitled Remarking Unremarkable and will be followed by the one by Erin La Cour: Invisible Labor: Instituting Cultural Capital.

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hkw cafe stage
Fri, 31.1. 11:00h - 12:30h

Digital artists from Taiwan present their works, reflecting the crisis now facing their country and the entire world: the potential and the risk of globalization and cybernetics.

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hkw k1
Fri, 31.1. 11:30h - 13:30h

What does blackening out mean in the context of urban screens and what goes lost after the sudden shut-down and restart? How to find ways to restore or rethink information after this severe blackout? – a panel discussion with the CC artists, curators and the transmediale visitors.

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auditorium hkw
Fri, 31.1. 12:30h - 14:30h
Conference

A panel on patriotism and sex radicals in the Chinese net sphere

Will You Be My Trashure?
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hkw theatersaal
Fri, 31.1. 14:30h - 16:30h
Screening

What actually happens to all the pictures we constantly take of ourselves after we’re dead? | With works by Jesse McLean, Karin Fisslthaler, Sergio Oksman, John Smith, Bjørn Melhus, Tasman Richardson

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hkw k1
Fri, 31.1. 14:30h - 16:00h
Conference

Big data is the digital trash of our everyday life: the little snippets of useless data that accumulate to constitute data sets of unforeseen value. | Presented in cooperation with Motherboard.

Afterglow of The Mediatic
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hkw cafe stage
Fri, 31.1. 16:00h - 16:30h
Performance

Elevating the invisible void with a silent glow, Hyper Transmission is a synthesis of surrounding soundscape and visual contemplation.

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hkw foyer
Fri, 31.1. 16:00h - 17:00h

Hitchhiking Away from Utopia. With exonemo, IDPW and Gabin Ito. The early internet inspired dreams of liberty, a new utopian alternative to mass media's Big Brother.

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auditorium hkw
Fri, 31.1. 17:00h - 18:30h
Conference

Metahaven and Benjamin Bratton will take turns offering proposals on the future of The Stack's six layers—Earth, Cloud, City, Address, Interface, and User.

Afterglow of The Mediatic
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hkw theatersaal
Fri, 31.1. 18:00h - 20:00h
Screening

Wasteland Poetries addresses trash as inheritance, the unwanted legacy of our aggressive civilization... | With works from Cordelia Swann, Jean-Luc Vilmouth, Louis Henderson

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hkw k1
Fri, 31.1. 18:30h - 20:00h
Conference

Disclosing the invisible data and information underneath biological science, scientific laboratory research and our body.

Hashes to Ashes
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hkw foyer
Fri, 31.1. 19:00h - 21:00h

Jamie Allen and David Gauthier present their project CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE and invite for responses. Rodrigo Maltez Novaes will present his talk Language as Infrastructure: A Reading of Flusser's Early Work (19:30) and Jonathan Kemp Measure for Measure (20:00-20:30).

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hkw cafe stage
Fri, 31.1. 20:00h - 20:30h
Performance

Join MSHR's Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy in a ritualistic post-digital feedback invocation where the holistic alternates with the rhizomatic and cybernetics merge with low-tech.

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auditorium hkw
Fri, 31.1. 21:00h - 22:30h
Performance

Presented jointly with CTM Festival, Dinos Chapman, one half of the enfants terribles of British contemporary art, The Chapman Brothers, will perform the German premiere of his audiovisual live show based on his acclaimed 2013 release, Luftbobler.

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hkw k1
Fri, 31.1. 22:00h - 23:30h
Conference

Artists and designers transferred immaterial matters to tangible objects. How does this correlate with the simultaneous process of making computers invisible?

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Saturday

hkw theatersaal
Sat, 1.2. 10:00h - 23:30h
Screening

Call of Duty is one of the most successful first-person shooters in computer gaming history. In the Black Ops instalment from 2010, the action takes place in Nuketown, a city in the American desert where the effects of atomic bombs were tested on people, cars and houses. The ‘residents’ of Nuketown are mannequins.

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hkw k2
Sat, 1.2. 11:00h - 16:00h

When billboards and advertising screens are the first to be unplugged after earthquakes, it again becomes evident, how those are only being used for commercial content. How can screens and media façades then become platforms for artistic and cultural interventions in urban space?

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hkw cafe stage
Sat, 1.2. 11:00h - 13:30h

Winchester School of Art students will exhibit a copy of the This is Tomorrow exhibition, presented first in the afterglow of post-war Britain at Whitechapel Art Gallery (1956)

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hkw k1
Sat, 1.2. 11:30h - 13:30h
Conference

The event asks how to formulate research questions, research methods, and research dissemination under post-digital conditions. How does the post-digital become a research topic? 

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auditorium hkw
Sat, 1.2. 12:30h - 14:30h
Exhibition Conference

Starting from Yoldas' project An Ecosystem of Excess and her artistic approach through speculative design and biology, this panel will analyze and discuss the impact on what we call "nature" and the term's ontological crisis.

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other locations
Sat, 1.2. 14:00h - 14:00h
Conference

Baruch Gottlieb and the transmediale 2014 residency artists Jamie Allen and David Gauthier will analyse the artists’ understanding of “infrastructure critique” attempting to elaborate the connections with and departures from McLuhan’s concept of “Media.”

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hkw theatersaal
Sat, 1.2. 14:30h - 16:30h
Screening

Constant control of the individual is a vital element of all modern societies. Currently, however, contemporary democracies seem to be shifting fundamentally into new, digitally supported, surveillance states... | With works Krzysztof Kieślowski, Nadav Assor, Andy Weir, Ivar Veermäe, Maha Maamoun, Chris Marker

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hkw k1
Sat, 1.2. 14:30h - 16:00h
Conference

On contemporary Netporn models and its independent answers.

Will You Be My Trashure?
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hkw cafe stage
Sat, 1.2. 15:30h - 16:00h
Performance

Echoing a method from e-waste dumps to extract valuable materials from electronic waste, circuit boards from obsolete mobile phones are melted down on a hot plate.

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hkw foyer
Sat, 1.2. 16:00h - 16:30h

Rosemary Lee, artist in residence for the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research 2014, will talk about her work.

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auditorium hkw
Sat, 1.2. 16:30h - 18:30h
Conference

On the effects of electronic and synthetic waste on geological and biological bodies

Afterglow of The Mediatic
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hkw theatersaal
Sat, 1.2. 18:00h - 20:00h
Screening

Digital Plays is playfully and ironically dedicated to the cinematic fiction that so often—and usually unintentionally—ends up in the Trash. | With works by Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Ella Raidel, Ho Tzu Nyen, Neïl Beloufa, Keren Cytter, Beatrice Gibson

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hkw k1
Sat, 1.2. 18:30h - 20:30h
Conference

How conscious use of technology empowered people during uprisings in the Middle East and which technical measures need to be adopted

Hashes to Ashes
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hkw cafe stage
Sat, 1.2. 19:00h - 19:30h
Performance

Computers know us more intimately than lovers — but this is a lopsided relationship. What do we know of the operating systems that drive our daily fix?

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hkw foyer
Sat, 1.2. 19:00h - 20:00h

Somewhere beyond calculation: Where we arbitrarily "recognize" life. With Tomoya Watanabe, Akihiko Taniguchi, Yuko Mohri and Gabin Ito. Akihiko Taniguchi and Yuko Mohri are artists whose practice is in creating technological phenomena seemingly imbued with the breath of life.

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auditorium hkw
Sat, 1.2. 21:00h - 22:00h
Performance

Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara a.k.a. Lucky Dragons will premiere a new version of their intermedial work that began life as a simple Google search on the words “Actual reality”. In this piece, the duo will collaborate with Berlin-based guest musicians.

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hkw k1
Sat, 1.2. 22:00h - 23:30h
Conference

Ryan Bishop in conversation with the artist Trevor Paglen, including an introduction to his work.

Afterglow of The Mediatic
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Sunday

hkw theatersaal
Sun, 2.2. 10:00h - 23:00h
Screening

Nation Estate is a Sci-Fi short offering a clinically dystopian, yet humorous approach to the deadlock in the Middle East...

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auditorium hkw
Sun, 2.2. 12:00h - 14:00h
Conference

Insurgent political movements, techno-shamanism, and the formation of a sustainable networked society in the Brazilian political and cultural landscape

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hkw cafe stage
Sun, 2.2. 12:00h - 13:30h

This panel discussion marks the launch of AVANT, a web publication and forum for discussion around transdisciplinary ideas. In response to a culture of immediacy, AVANT strives to illuminate the complex relations underlying larger narratives and project the potential impact of research-based practices.

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hkw exhibition
Sun, 2.2. 12:00h - 19:00h

The Internet Yami-Ichi (Black Market*) is a flea market which deals with "Internet-ish" things, face-to-face, in actual space. Both flea markets and the Internet are fanatical and chaotic mixes of the amazing and useless.

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hkw foyer
Sun, 2.2. 13:30h - 14:30h

Remembering How to Dream: Structural Politics and Networked Consent

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hkw theatersaal
Sun, 2.2. 14:30h - 16:30h
Screening

Both the films in this programme are a form of recycling from ubiquitous streams of images, in this case from the News... | With works from Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ken Jacobs

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hkw
Sun, 2.2. 15:00h - 15:00h

We upcycle old remote control units into electronic musical instruments.

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auditorium hkw
Sun, 2.2. 15:00h - 17:00h
Conference

How the virtue ethics of cypherpunk, whistle-blowing and investigative journalism are evolving into a hybrid form of civic resistance.

Hashes to Ashes
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hkw foyer
Sun, 2.2. 15:30h - 16:00h

PORN / WASTE – engaging the materials of digital pornography and techno-consumption.

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hkw k1
Sun, 2.2. 16:00h - 17:30h
Conference

On a territorialisation of dating through smart technologies.

Will You Be My Trashure?
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hkw theatersaal
Sun, 2.2. 18:00h - 20:00h
Screening

Almost all works by Luther Price are handmade films, films that put together from the remnants of other films... | With works from Luther Price

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auditorium hkw
Sun, 2.2. 18:00h - 19:30h
Conference

Explore technology’s impact on everyday life via the seducing imagination of the possible

Will You Be My Trashure?
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hkw cafe stage
Sun, 2.2. 20:00h - 20:15h
Performance

Desktop BAM is a performance piece entailing controlling a mouse cursor to play on desktops. It's a direct homage to turntablism, born from using turntables in unconventional ways.

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auditorium hkw
Sun, 2.2. 21:30h - 22:30h
Performance

Note: Tickets for this event are sold out online. A limited amount can still be purchased at the box office at HKW from 18:00 onwards. | In a special celebration this year, transmediale and CTM jointly bring their 2014 editions to a close with Robert Henke, known for his peerless Monolake productions.

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