transmediale/ conversationpieces

transmediale 2016 @ HKW, Feb 3 – 7

3 February 2016

This year’s transmediale programme of exhibitions, conferences, screenings, performances and publications is on at Berlin’s HKW, running February 3 to  7.

With the theme of ‘transmediale/conversationpiece’, 2016 marks the first time the annual festival will run without pertaining to a central theme. It will instead host a series of discussions that take place each day with invited speakers and specific titles all owing to the anxiety of late capitalism.

There are four key strands that the organisers ask its audience to consider in relation to the unfolding, and in parts overlapping discussions: anxious to act, anxious to make, anxious to share, anxious to secure.

We reviewed 2015’s event here, and below have some recommendations for the upcoming week’s conversations and discussions:

Disnovation Research. Drone-2000‘, February 4.

Panic Room and ‘Excessive Research‘ with Cornelia Sollfrank (both) on February 4.

Global Ports‘ featuring Fabiane M. Borges and Ben Vickers, who will also speak in ‘After the Sharing Economy‘, February 4 + 5

Fear or Silence, A Brief History of the Air Raid Siren‘ (performance) + Translating the Hyper and the Invisible with Alona Rodeh, February 5 + 6

DJ Megatron set at the opening event, February 3

Still Be Here‘ performance with Hatsune Miku in collaboration with Laurel Halo and LaTurbo Avedon, February 4

Californium game hosted by ARTE Creative and Darjeeling Productions, February 4

Inner Security‘ with Sophie Hoyle, February 5

RecPlay‘ performance, February 4

Keynote Conversation: Anxious to Act‘ with Hito Steyerl, February 7

See the transmediale 2016 website for details and the full programme.**

Reflective Bags by Alona Rodeh (2015). Courtesy the artist.
Reflective Bags by Alona Rodeh (2015). Courtesy the artist.




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