In a society ruled by algorithms, data is always at play. The drive towards the quantification of everything means that we are all contributing to a state of permanent capture of life into data. As citizens, workers and players of the networks we (often involuntarily) double as sensors for bodies of global data collection, working for the potential extraction of value everywhere and increasing the productivity of everyday life.
For this year's cooperation programme, CTM and transmediale present three special audiovisual performances in the HKW auditorium. Despite a diversity of approaches, the works performed by Lucky Dragons, Dinos Chapman, and Robert Henke all display a post-digital sensitivity to inter-media performance, which speaks to both CTM’s Dis Continuity and transmediale’s afterglow themes.
The digital revolution was a dinner party but its afterglow is not. Die utopischen Versprechen hochauflösender audiovisueller Daten, elektronischer Echtzeit-Kommunikation und unendlicher Speichermöglichkeiten sind ins Wanken geraten.