club transmediale CTM realises a festival lasting several days which is held simultaneously with the transmediale festival. Its aim is to present the most outstanding international productions in electronic music and audiovisual performance as well as to reflect recent artistic and technical developments in panels, screenings and artist presentations.
club transmediale converts the idea of the "club" into a physical space whose uniqueness lies in its relative non-definition, giving a wide scope for the interplay of divergent media, formats and artistic approaches.
Characterised by the title Unpredictable, CTM.08 investigates artistic concepts that imply the surprising and unforeseeable, accidents, mistakes and coincidences as a means to alter the dynamics of creative processes and to discover new aesthetic forms. Intentional coincidences produce paradoxical irritations that allow for a re-enchantment and sensualisation of abstract structures – whether applicable to technological systems, social situations, or communicative and collective processes in open project structures. CTM.08 therefore examines play with the unpredictable also as a method of conscious disorientation, of asserting a provocative independence, and as immunisation against the growing desire of public and commercial organisations for security and control.
More information: www.clubtransmediale.de