festival for art and digital culture berlin
// Date: January 31 - February 4
// Time: daily 10 - 23 H
// Venue: ADK
// Admission: Single Tickets 2-7 €; Day Tickets: 15/10 €; Kombi Festival & CTM: 80/65 € (concession)
A project by: Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH
Funded by: Kulturstiftung des Bundes
In cooperation with: Akademie der Künste
Are you ready to unfinish your world? The twentieth edition of the festival for art and the creative use of digital media explores under the motto unfinish! changes in art and society under the influence of media and technologies. Conferences, performances, discussions and films investigate the phenomenon of finiteness in digital art and culture, suspended between desire and curse.
The complete programme is to be found in the tm.07 catalogue and on the festival’s website.
Selected program elements:
transmediale.07 exhibition unfinish!
The exhibition of transmediale.07 unfinish! is dedicated to open-ended artistic approaches to technology, as well as to the aesthetic reflection of repetition and reversibility in physical processes. Are we caught in a linear and unstoppable time-frame?
With: David Rokeby, Herwig Weiser, Herwig Turk/Günter Stöger, Kurt d'Haeseleer, Herman Asselberghs, Antoine Schmitt, Aram Bartholl, Moon Na, Roman Kirschner, Christoph Korn
IMA (Institut für Medienarchäologie)
// Wed 31 Jan, 21 h (Studio)
The Institute for Media Archaeology (IMA) devotes its research to the work of artists in the field of electronic media art. Artists will be presenting experimental compositions with diverse instruments and sounds.
With: Elisabeth Schimana, Cordula Bösze, Seppo Gründler, Martin Breindl, Ann Cotten, Elena Golovasheva, Rebekah Wilson aka Netochka Nezvanova, Liesl Ujvary, Ushi Reiter
Keynote 1: Stelarc (AU)
// Thu 1 Feb, 20.30 h (Studio)
The projects of the Australian artist Stelarc are attempts at testing the scientific 'state of the art' on the human body. In his lecture-performance 'Augmented Body' he presents '1/4 Scale Ear': The artist recently had a third ear implanted into his forearm.
Richard Chartier, Taylor Deupree (US)
// Fri 2 Feb, 21 h (Studio)
Sound artists Richard Chartier and Taylor Deupree will present their stunning composition 'Specification.Fifteen' as a live performance in a European premiere.
// Sat 3 Feb, 21 h (Studio)
In the course of a ceremonial event this years’ transmediale Award will be awarde to the nominated artists.
Video program: Unbuilding Spaces
//Sun 4 Feb, 17 h (Studio)
Shifts and transformations of constructions, perspectives, space and time, optic and acustic.
With: Michaela Schwentner, Defasten, Erika Matsunami/Antonis Anissegos, n:ja/Kowalski, Lia, AVVA, Stefan Mylleager/Lars Pellarin
transmediale.07 video selection (preview)
// Sun 4 Feb, 20 h (Studio)
'transmediale.07 video select' consists of video works that come from the broad range of submissions to this year's festival competition. The compilation will be presented worldwide in the annual tour programme after its premiere on this date.