As said on the festival web-site, Transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. It has an exhibition programme, that presents thematically curated works in combination with a selection of entries from an annual call of works. There are also conference and workshop programmes that, depart from the festival theme, are using it to explore the critical dimension of networking, hacktivism, media theory and the politics of technological development. Furthermore, there is a video programme, that includes contemporary artistic video works and experimental film screenings with historical references.
The most interesting part for myself was the live audiovisual performance, workshop and exhibition programme that was a part of the CTM (formerly Club Transmediale), that annually supplements the Transmediale festival with adventurous music, club and art events. I wanted to be closer to the actual electronic audiovisual performace culture and activities within it, including talks, discussions, performances and parties, as right now I’m doing a research about this field in the Nordic-Baltic context.
Almost one week long event is over and a brief overview of mine can be found below.