This year, transmediale celebrates its 30 year anniversary with an entire month of activities. From 2 February to 5 March 2017, various events will be presented across the city of Berlin alongside the special exhibition alien matter at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
The approach taken to the anniversary is contemporary rather than retrospective: ever elusive – 30 years of transmediale aims to use the critical and artistic knowledge gained at the festival over the years to reframe questions about the role of media today. In a world where technology increasingly operates independent of humans, where does the power to act and mediate lie? The title ever elusive refers to the elusiveness of perpetually transitioning media cultures, and to transmediale itself as an elusive and dynamic project, constantly shifting ground. The representation and mediation of geopolitics are in a state of crisis. Bearing these turbulent times in mind, the festival invites participants to consider the value of rejecting stable identities and explore speculative positions beyond current dichotomies: human/nonhuman and nature/technology.
transmediale - ever elusive
2 Feb - 5 Mar 2017