Donnerstag 2. Februar 2017, ab 19:30 Uhr
transmediale’s three-day festival program opens atHaus der Kulturen der Welt within the scope of ever elusive – thirty years of transmediale.
The festival, encompassing a conference and screening program, workshops and performances, takes place from 3 to 5 February 2017: [https://transmediale.de/festival ]
Get your transmediale Festival Pass: [https://transmediale2017.eventbrite.com/ ]
The ever elusive program is curated by artistic director Kristoffer Gansing, Daphne Dragona (conference) and Florian Wüst (film and video).
The conference focuses on the changing role of agency in the era when the human and the nonhuman are increasingly intertwined. As machine learning systems, artificial intelligent agents and smart infrastructures become more and more important in the functions, encounters and interactions of contemporary life, new complex techno-ecologies and hybridities continuously emerge. Within these new messy constellations and environments, the primacy of human agency is often put into question and concerns appear regarding the future scenarios that might occur. In this context, the speakers of this year’s conference will examine what it means to decenter “the human” today.
The film and video program of the festival presents contemporary and historical works on topics such as urban ecologies, new materialism, and the world of machines and data processes beyond human control. Bringing together short films, feature films with subsequent talks, loop projections, and audiovisual performances, the program aims at extending the traditional cinematic situation through hybrid formats. The film selection includes new works which were never shown in Berlin and provides a look back on the history of transmediale. Rather than focusing on the history of video art only—which is closely linked to the festival—, the film and video program also highlights the importance of experimental film and early computer art for digital aesthetics.
Haus Der Kulturen der Welt
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