Kristoffer Gansing is the artistic director of transmediale, festival for art and digital culture, Berlin. For the past 15 years he’s been working as a cultural producer, artist and media researcher at the intersection of film, net culture and urbanism. He is co-founder of The Art of the Overhead (2005) and 2007-2010 was an editorial board member of artist-run channel tv-tv in Copenhagen. Between 2001-11, he taught the theory and practice of new media at the K3, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University. His PhD research there, is a dissertation project on Transversal Media Practices dealing with the articulation of the old and the new across the shifting boundaries of art, activism and everyday life in network culture.
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.” ...
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.
Was passiert eigentlich mit den ganzen Bildern, die wir ununterbrochen von uns machen, wenn wir tot sind? | Mit Werken von Jesse McLean, Karin Fisslthaler, Sergio Oksman, John Smith, Bjørn Melhus, Tasman Richardson
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.
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
Digital Plays widmet sich spielerisch-ironisch der filmischen Fiktion, die so oft – und selten freiwillig – im Trash endet. | Mit Werken von Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Ella Raidel, Ho Tzu Nyen, Neïl Beloufa, Keren Cytter, Beatrice Gibson