Looking beyond the alarmist scenarios of environmental, social and economic catastrophes to be expected in the wake of global warming, the essential question isn't that of how to avoid these processes, but to examine the need for a fundamental shift in cultural perception with respect to nature, culture and technology. With DEEP NORTH,transmediale.09 focused on the impact and unavoidable consequences of this pending global transformation - the crossing of a point of no return akin to the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago.
Looking beyond the evolving alarmist scenarios of environmental catastrophe prevalent in the global warming debate, transmediale.09 shifts the focus of this challenge to the broader cultural, societal and philosophical consequences that the collapse of the northern ice barrier reveals.
The second edition of the transmediale parcours, the festival‘s new publication series, is intended to sketch a conceptually meandering path through and along the themes that the festival addresses, picking up on points, manifestos and images supporting the festival‘s conceptual background.
The deliberations of the international jury - composed of Annick Bureaud (Paris), Bronac Ferran (London), Juha Huuskonen (Helsinki), Pooja Sood (New Delhi), and Christoph Tannert (Berlin) - ended with a selection of eight works being nominated for the transmediale Award 2009:
transmediale.09 offered over 50 hours of live video streams from the Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in January and February 2009. You can view over 100 edited videos of the footage from the Salon and Conference in our archive. Simply select an event from the list on the left of this page, or visit the media archive.
transmediale.09 has selected 4 art works highlighting online digital, participative and network community practice in addition to the works on display at the House of World Cultures or at our partner venues in Berlin. The works are presented exclusively online as a special virtual extension to DEEP NORTH ...
The transmediale.09 video selection is a screening package of eight outstanding video works that were presented at DEEP NORTH, the 2009 edition of the Berlin based festival for art and digital culture.