// Date: 2 – 7 February 2010
// Venue: HKW and other venues, Berlin
At the House of World Cultures
, transmediale.10 FUTURITY NOW!
explores how internet evolution, global network practice, open source methodologies, sustainable design and mobile technology form new cultural, ideological and political templates. From 2 – 7 February 2010
– in an emblematic year for past images of the future – CTM's sister festival presents conferences, workshops, screenings, performances and exhibitions dedicated to the identity crisis the future seems to be experiencing.
This year CTM and transmediale are cooperating more closely then ever with a series of jointly organised events. Collaborative concerts will take place on many nights of the festival, featuring some of the most important figures working within music and sound today.
The series begins at the transmediale.10 opening gala on Tuesday 2 February. The pioneering American musician Charlemagne Palestine
will ring the bells of the large Tiergarten Carillon
next to the House of World Cultures (HKW)
to announce the beginning of the festival. Later that week, on Friday 5 February, he will perform a concert in the extraordinary surrounds of the Französischer Dom
transmediale & CTM are delighted to present Japanese musician and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda
, for the first time. Consistently one of the most innovative figures within electronic audiovisual practice, Ikeda will perform at the HKW on Wednesday 3 February. Outstanding audiovisual performances by Thomas Köner & Jürgen Reble
will also take place at the House of World Cultures.
On the evening of February 6 the winners of the transmediale Award
– jointly hosted by transmediale and CTM – will be announced during a gala ceremony at the HKW. Later that evening CTM hosts the Award Party
at WMF featuring The Modern Deep Left Quartet & Guests
. Also at the WMF is a concert featuring one of the most prolific and ceaselessly inventive personalities in electronic music – Atom TM
– plus performances by new talent on the Raster-Noton
The series culminates on Sunday 7 February with a very special concert in the HKW, presenting artists and experimental music from China, in collaboration with the eArts Festival
// TUE 02/02 > Charlemagne Palestine
> TINTINNABULATIONS FOR TOMORROW AND TOMORROW
// WED 03/02 > Ryoji Ikeda, Thoms Köner & Jürgen Reble
> PATTERN RECOGNITION
// THU 04/02 > artificiel
// FRI 05/02 > Charlemagne Palestine
> SPECTRAL CONTINUUM BERLIN 2010
// SAT 06/02
> TRANSMEDIALE AWRD CEREMONY
// SAT 06/02 > transmediale Award party with Modern Deep Left Quartet & Guests
> CONTINUAL REAL-TIME
// SAT 06/02 > Atom TM, Senking, G. Lichtenberger, Aoki Takamasa, Ulf Eriksson
// SUN 07/02 > Feng Mengbo, FM3_Zhang, Xu Wenkai, Ben Huang
> MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE
2010. It is a year which has been synonymous with past images of the future. Writers and commentators throughout the 20th century strove to depict 2010 as a shining example of a future framed by technological progress and social harmony. But as 2010 draws nearer it is clear that global society is neither the utopia nor the dystopia traditionally presented in these fictions, architectures and theories of the future. Rather, it is an increasingly complex web of economic, political and cultural systems dependent on the convergence of rapidly evolving technologies. With the ubiquity of digital practices and social media firmly entrenched as an intrinsic part of our cultural code, we have caught up with our own notions of the future. The future is experiencing an identity crisis.
Futurity is a concept that examines what the 'future' as a conditional and creative enterprise can be. At its heart lays the intricate need to counter political and economic turmoil with visionary futures. With FUTURITY NOW! transmediale.10 explores what roles internet evolution, global network practice, open source methodologies, sustainable design and mobile technology play in forming new cultural, ideological and political templates. transmediale.10 invites artists, scientists, media activists, thinkers and visionaries to ask not what the future has in store for us, but what do we have in store for the future?
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