// festival for art and digital culture
// Date: 28/01 – 01/02/2009
// Venue: Haus der Kulturen der Welt - HKW
// Time: daily 10 - 22 h
Peering beyond the alarmist scenarios in the often contradictory global warming debate, transmediale.09 shifts this focus to the artistic, cultural and societal consequences that the imminent collapse of the polar ice barrier may trigger. How will climate change induce global culture change?
During the festival's five day run, transmediale.09 will engage artists, scientists and media practitioners working around the world from the DEEP NORTH to the Silent South in an exploration into the intersections between climate change, emerging forms of global competition and the development of new digital cultures. Berlin's House of World Cultures will play host to the festival's conferences, workshops, performances, screenings and an exhibition spanning the disciplines of digital and technology based art. Out of over 900 submissions from artists in 53 countries, eight projects have been nominated for the transmediale AWARD 2009. Pushing the festival theme into the realm of a temporal built environment, Berlin based architecture collective raumtaktik has been commissioned to create a scenario based on recycled and found materials discarded by our consumer society. A new commission for the festival lead-in trailer granted to the Dutch sound and experimental visual art group Telcosystems will be premiered in a microperformance during the festival opening.
If you wonder about the unusual constellation of the two cooperating festivals, that have almost the same name, read more about
> the relation between CTM and transmediale