31 January 2012
For the opening event of the 25th anniversary edition of transmediale, we present a compelling and compressed taster of what will be on offer during the festival. In the opening ceremony taking place in the Auditorium of the HKW, the new Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing will introduce the 2012 festival in/compatible, accompanied by Hortensia Völckers (KSB) and Bernd Scherer (HKW). Somewhere in between, the glitch-artist jon.satrom is featured, with one of his signature performances Prepared Desktop. And at the end of the ceremony, The Joshua Light Show will dazzle the audience with a special preview of their vintage light-show. Before and after the ceremony you are invited to enjoy events around the house, including the opening of the exhibition Dark Drives. Uneasy Energies in Technological Times which is devoted to the dark side of our technologised lives.
Meanwhile in the Labor Berlin studio, the artistic engineering group Weise7 present their in/compatible Laboratorium, delving deep into the materiality of network culture. With the miscommunication platform R15N, the Telekommunisten Network kick off the new festival initiative reSource for transmedial culture. While Jeremy Bailey takes us on a colourful journey into a bright and shiny looking tomorrow with his multimedia performance The Future of Creativity. In addition, there are performances and installations from Morten Riis, Robert Sakrowski and Gæoudjiparl among others.
A particularly in/compatible installation is Ben Woodeson's latest work in his Health & Safety Violation series, an electrified curtain dividing the space of the HKW foyer. As a nod to the 25-year anniversary of the festival, you can also experience the re-staging of Videospiegel, the opening video programme of VideoFilmFest in 1988, the first edition of the transmediale.
And of course there will, as ever, be the opportunity to speak to the curators and producers of the festival. We look forward to your visit!
transmediale 2012 Exhibition (curators intro at 20.00)
Dark Drives. Uneasy Energies in technological Times curated by Jacob Lillemose
with artworks from Ant Farm, William S. Burroughs and Antony Balch, Art 404, Bjørn Erik Haugen, Bureau of Inverse Technology (B.I.T.), Chris Burden, Chris Cunningham/Aphex Twin, Constant Dullaart, Costanza Candeloro and Luca Libertini, Daniel García Andújar / Technologies To The People, Heath Bunting, Jack Caravanos (Blacksmith Institute),Vibek Raj Maurya, Jaromil, Jennifer Chan, JK Keller, JODI, jon.satrom, Junko & Mattin,Marcelina Wellmer, Matteo Giordano, Karla Grundick and Mistress Koyo, Paidia Institute,Peter Luining, Ruth White, SPK, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Sture Johannesson, Nikola Tesla, Jay Dahl, TR Kirstein, Tracy Cornish, UBERMORGEN.COM, VNS Matrix,[epidemiC], Franco Berardi, Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG
reSource for transmedial culture
Steam Machine Music - live construction by Morten Riis
R15N | presentation by Dmytri Kleiner, Baruch Gottlieb and the Telekommunisten Network
Screening (loop), Theatersaal
Re-enactment Videospiegel | The first programme of VideoFilmFest '88
transmediale 2012 Opening Ceremony | presentation with Kristoffer Gansing, Hortensia Völckers, Bernd Scherer and performance for prepared desktop by jon.satrom
20:15, Café Global stage
Opening of the reSource for transmedial culture
Introduction of the reSource programme by Tatiana Bazzichelli with the participation of the Telekommunisten Network and Morten Riis.
Steam Machine Music | performance by Morten Riis
20:30, Labor Berlin Studio
Labor Berlin 8 / Studio Weise7 Exhibition
The in/compatible Laboratorium | Vernissage with Kristoffer Gansing, Valerie Smith, Studio Weise 7 (Servando Barreiro, Brendan Howell, Gordan Savičić, Bengt Sjölén, Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev)
21:00, Performances, Café Global stage
The Future of Creativity | by Jeremy Bailey
21:30, Café Global stage
STRFLD Simulation | with lu-cut and actylat
(Image: jon.satrom Prepared Desktop)