The 19th transmediale festival again explores how art and society are changing under the influence of media and technologies which become more and more dominant in our everyday lives. In contemporary art, digital media like video and electronic networks are now so wide-spread that a strict definition of what constitutes ‘media art’ seems no longer possible. We have therefore decided to alter the subtitle of the festival: transmediale is no longer called ‘international media art festival’, but ‘festival for art and digital culture’. This name is supposed to demonstrate the step away from
the niche of ‘media art’, yet still points to the field of tension between culture and digital technologies, which continues to form the main driving force of the festival.

After four successful years at House of World Cultures, forthcoming renovation works have forced us to move our festival to the Akademie der Kuenste.

The longterm funding by the German Federal Cultural Foundation makes it possible that we present a large exhibition this year.

transmediale.06 was devoted to REALITY ADDICTS and their artistic strategies with which they subvert the technological paradigm of reality.

CTM (club transmediale), the Berlin festival for adventurous music, took off in its 7th edition on a multifarious trip into today’s deepest club sounds.

transmediale awards 2006

Complete press kit available
Complete press kit available now as PDF download (333k).

Special Events @ tm salon
projects and discussions about current issues in art and digital culture

The Council of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) decided in December 2003 to grant transmediale substantial base support for the five festivals 2005-2009. transmediale will be supported as contemporary German culture.

In February 2006, transmediale for the first time took place at Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg 10, Berlin. After four successful years at House of World Cultures, we were very happy to take up the opportunity to adapting the festival to the new facilities.

Akademie der Künste
(Art Academy)
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin-Tiergarten

Public transport:

S-Bahn Bellevue
U-Bahn Hansaplatz
Bus 343