28 January – 1 February 2009
House of World Cultures, Berlin
Tickets for early bookers: Tickets for the transmediale.09 festival can be bought at a special discount rate until 15 December 2008. Save 10% on all festival passes. Further information/ order sheet
transmediale is one of the leading festivals for art and digital culture internationally. On a yearly basis it presents advanced artistic positions reflecting on the socio-cultural impact of new technologies. Its program includes a conference, an exhibition, live performances, film and video programs and a variety of partner events throughout Berlin.
With the festival theme DEEP NORTH transmediale.09 focusses on the global artistic, cultural, societal and philosophical consequences that the presumed imminent collapse of the polar ice barrier may trigger. Are we about to reach another historically succinct moment of no return leaving in its wake uncontrollable global transformations? Does climate change elicit cultural change, a shifting of extremes or a collapse in established, systemic and network norms?
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905 artistic works from 53 countries responding to transmediale’s DEEP NORTH call were submitted for the festival’s award competition. The selection of the nominated works for the transmediale Award 2009 can be found here.
This year's video selection is now available - check the works and artists of the programme here (PDF/2,5 MB).
Check the calendar of different transmediale related events at various places for screenings, talks and presentations.
The transmediale 'parcours' makes its debut as a pilot publication with CONSPIRE.
Julia Meltzer and David Thorne (us) received the transmediale Award 2008. The transmediale Vilém Flusser Theory Award winner is Simon Yuill (uk).