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Join us for a dinner performance and reading at ACUD MACHT NEU! Our current Vilém Flusser resident will prepare Brazilian food inspired by her research and dialogue with local communities in Brazil.

Jennifer Bennett's art is shaped by a personal engagement in a world dominated in many ways by hegemony. In her ca. 700 page book SAVE, created over five years, she explores the possibilities of a paradigm shift that no longer locates people and things in monetary valuations. Towards this end, in the book she travels as the first-person narrator Jen from Germany to Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and the U.S. to speak with representatives of self-organized initiatives and indigenous communities and to learn from them. As part of the transmediale 2019, Jennifer Bennett took part in the Uneasy Alliances Study Circle and together with the Corporation of People’s Situations (COPS) showed a performance developed explicitly for the festival, Real Estate of Emergency.

 

Hatsune Miku is back in Berlin: On 10 October Future Soundscapes Festival once again presents her “Still Be Here” performance which we commissioned and presented together with CTM during our 2016 editions.
"Still Be Here" explores Hatsune Miku as the crystallisation of collective desires, embodied in the form of a teal-haired virtual idol, forever 16.

On 17 August our artistic director Kristoffer Gansing will be part of the panel Time and Motion After the Postdigital in the framework of the symposium Contemporary Art and Digitalisation at Göteborgs Konsthall. 

Would you like to be part of the upcoming transmediale edition? For the preparations of transmediale 2020 we are looking for a guest manager.

In her performances, Marija Bozinovska Jones explores connections between social, computational, and neural architectures, analogous to fascia tissue which runs through the entire body as a tension network and thus directly influences the neuromuscular system. In the following excerpt from Fascia 181006190131, part of an ongoing performance project, she uses spoken and programming languages in conjunction with sound to explore new technologies and their impact on individuals and society. In times of technocapitalism, identity appears as matrix: the self, quantified and split between imposed value systems of self-optimization, social platforms, and symbiotic relationships. In the audio part of her contribution, Bozinovska Jones’ spoken statements are delivered by voice interface MBJ Wetware, trained to simulate Bozinovska Jones' voice via a blackboxed AI. The Deep Learning training sentences are embedded in layers of sound by musician J. G. Biberkopf. 

 

Today, an entrepreneurial subjectivity is becoming the norm in our working, and increasingly, everyday lives. Optimization schemes abound, in the measurement and enhancement of work-efficiency and in relation to our own bodily and cognitive activities (including sleep), often implemented through smart technological means and new spatial regimes. In this article, an offshoot of a long-term collaborative project with filmmaker Marta Dauliūtė, curator and researcher Viktorija Šiaulytė investigates how the entrepreneurial spirit is reaching new heights of work-life integration in the form of co-living startups. These form affective environments for living on a 1:1 scale with your work situation and for the author, reflecting on her own precarious position as an artist, create an uneasy alliance with the biopolitics of digital capitalism. The topic of the entrepreneurial home, self-optimization, and the interlinking of community politics and psychology in the startup model is further explored together with filmmaker Marta Dauliūtė in the research and documentary project Good Life, also described within this text.

We regret to mark the all too early passing of Sascha Pohflepp. An artist and thinker who participated in transmediale several times, Sascha was always a powerhouse of ideas and creative energy with, as many have noted, a seemingly magical capacity to be everywhere at once. We will all miss you, Sascha.

Would you like to be part of the upcoming transmediale edition? For the preparations of transmediale 2020 we are looking for an event coordinator, a communication assistance, and a program assistance. 

Our long-time partner festival CTM has announced their 2020 festival under the title LIMINAL. The 21st edition will take place from 24 January to 2 February 2020 at various Berlin venues such as Berghain, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Radialsystem V, and Kunstquartier Bethanien. 

Work with us: For the preparations of the transmediale edition 2020 we are looking for interns who would like to gain experience in the administration, communication, and production of the festival.

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Year: 
1996
Festival edition: 
2012
Date: 
04.02.2006
Format: 
Talk