|type: Screening||Entrance: 3 euro|
|venue: MediaRuimte||No presale|
|date: 28-29/11/2008||(free with festival day pass)|
|duration: 40 min|
Digital culture is no longer avant-garde terrain. transmediale has responded to this development by focusing its programmes not on the latest technical novelties and scientific speculations, but on the actual usage that people are making of such technologies.
As a festival for art and digital culture, transmediale presents advanced artistic positions reflecting on the socio-cultural impact of new technologies. It seeks out artistic practices that not only respond to scientific or technical developments, but that try to shape the way in which we think about and experience these technologies. transmediale understands media technologies as cultural techniques which need to be embraced in order to comprehend, critique, and shape our contemporary society.
Thomas Munz is a publications editor and curator in the field of digitalmedia and art living in Berlin. In his curatorial work he is focusing on the cultural and political implications of contemporary media on present day society.
Zhenchen Liu: Under Construction fr/cn, 2007, 10:00 Julia Meltzer, David Thorne: Not a Matter of If but When us/sy, 2006, 14:00 Theo Ligthart: Die Internationale de, 2005-06, 4:00 Elodie Pong: Je suis une Bombe ch, 2006, 6:12 Nelly-Eve Rajotte: VIHR ca, 2006, 4:12 Michelle Deignan: Il Cittadino it/uk, 2007, 8:46 Semiconductor: Magnetic Movie uk, 2006, 4:50 Thomas Köner: pneuma monoxyd de, 2007, 10:00 Xu Tan: To Build Zheng Daoxing Concert Hall cn, 2004, 18:20 n:ja: void.seqz 5 at, 2006, 4:30
Cimatics presents an exhibition of Casey Reas' Process series at MediaRuimte. In this work Reas explores the relationship between naturally evolved systems and engineered and synthetic systems. (presented by <> TAG)
On Friday Nov 28 Cimatics presents the world-release of the VIDOS DVD. This release with videos to the music of ex-Funkstörung Michael Fakesch' album DOS will be part of the screening program and there will be a special dj/live concert by Michael Fakesch himself.
In collaboration with Transmediale festival Berlin we present a 'best of' of the screening programme as selected for Transmediale 2008. The selection presents work by Semiconductor, Xu Tan, Michelle Deignan and many others.
On Saturday Nov 29th iMal will be the location for the launch of SHARE Brussels. Share is an international movement for open jam sessions. This is an open call for participants to plug in.