WOPPOW by UBERMORGEN.COM - Workshops: Register Now!
In recent times, the global eye has focused on a social movement usually associated with history, literature and film: piracy. Specifically, African piracy off the Somali coast. Exposed to social, economic and political injustices, stranded fishermen and people with nothing to lose are compelled to employ violent methods of acquisition – theft and robbery. In 2009, UBERMORGEN.COM initiated the project WOPPOW to explore these modes of local exploitation and the reactions to them. In considering, at transmediale.11, the criminal interventions of the RAF (Red Army Faction) of the 1960s, for example, and problematics of expropriation in the former GDR, UBERMORGEN.COM ask whether and to what extent piracy tactics could also apply in Germany. Provocatively and with a lot of irony, UBERMORGEN.COM use style, fashion and technology as a vehicle to address political, social and economic issues. A related workshop aims to create not only a visual language of piracy but a genuine fashion line.
Opening times of the HacKaWay Zone:
10:00 - 16:00 free entry
17:00 - 22:00 entry only with Performance-HacKaWay-Ticket, Festivalpass, Kombipass, Tagespass, Press-Accreditation, Professional-Accreditation
Between 16:00 and 17:00 the HacKaWay Zone will be closed.