transmediale.10 @Long Night of the Museums

Long Night of the Museums
Saturday, 30 January
, 18:00 - 02:00

[The Long Night of the Museums begins at 18:00 and a special ticket is needed to visit below venues. The previews of the installations at Instituto Cervantes (16:00) and .CHB (17:00) can be accessed with free admission.]

Three days before the official opening, the Long Night of the Museums offers the opportunity to get a thorough, night-long taste of transmediale.10! At two Satellite institutions in Berlin-Mitte, the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB) and the Instituto Cervantes, you can experience two outstanding artworks both nominated for the transmediale Award 2010.

The .CHB presents the technological composition project Coincidence Engines I and II by [The User], an artist duo from Canada. At the Instituto Cervantes visitors are greeted by a peculiar object emitting light and sound and which seems to have escaped a Science Fiction film: it is the audiovisual installation Chapter 1 - The Discovery by Spanish artist Felix Luque Sánchez.

In Kreuzberg two galleries offer exciting group exhibitions, screenings and lecture-performances:

In a one-hour long, moderated screening, the gallery ART CLAIMS IMPULSE presents a number of its central works. Artists with pieces shown include Maria Vedder, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Mihai Grecu,  Julius von Bismarck,  Pierre Wolter and Michelle Handelman. Visitors of this programme can also see the multimedia installations featured in the current exhibition Reflective Interventions.

Galerie ZERO's new exhibition Hybrid Frequencies featuring works by Slovenian performance artist Marko Batista and experimental artist Prokop Bartonicek from the Czech Republic will open over the course of the Long Night. Here the visitors will encounter unforeseen noises and sleeping identities, which the artists seek to detect and liberate through a number of technologies. At 19:00 they will give the lecture-performance SIPHON:SYS:SONIC.