// Festival for Art and Digital Culture
// Date: 29/01 – 03/02/2008
// Venue: HKW
// Time: daily 10 - 22 h
After two years as a guest of the Academy of Arts, CTM's sister festival transmediale.08, the festival for art and digital culture, returns for its next edition to Berlin’s landmark House of World Cultures
giving focus to digital technology as an intrinsic element of worldwide contemporary culture.
Under the theme CONSPIRE...
transmediale.08 aims to hear from a broad range of artists, media activists and academics working within the realms of digital art and culture in ways which may be read as elaborating upon and challenging our understanding of collaborative and network practice. As such transmediale.08 looks to the cross-disciplinary tinkerers, utopian spelunkers, conspiratorial hoaxsters and stealth tacticians who question, subvert, undermine and bypass the unspoken rules, hidden codes of conduct and assumed truths entrenched within our information driven communication cultures and ideological belief structures.
By exploring subversive artistic methodologies and developing (counter-) conspiratorial strategies to uncover new forms of expression and digital discourse CONSPIRE...
will attempt to enter the increasingly prevalent yet ambiguous worlds of network induced narratives, cryptic environments and speculative inquiry.
transmediale.08 comprises the award competition, a conference, an exhibition, workshops, lectures, film/video programs and performances.
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