External Events

The transmediale.07 programme includes a series of external events which are the result of a cooperation between various partner institutions and which are being presented outside the main festival venue of the Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg. The new building of the Akademie der Künste at Pariser Platz is an important second venue, where the festival week already begins a day before the official opening, with an hommage to Nam June Paik who died exactly one year ago. An exhibition of Polish and Slovenian artists at Galerie Zero forms part of this year’s festival, as well as an exhibition of multimedia documents about the great media theorist of the 20th century, Marshall McLuhan, at the Canadian Embassy.

Various partner events complement transmediale.07 with exhibitions, performances and presentations in their own locations.

27/1 - 10/2
12:00 - 18:00

Living in a Box @ Galerie Zero

Vernissage: 26/1, 20:00

Since they’ve been invented, computers and electronic devices occupy an important place in our imagination. In the exhibition at Galerie Zero young artists deal with the computerization of the world; organized in cooperation with transmediale.07.
Monday 29/1

PAIK-NACHT: There is no rewind button for life @ Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz

Nam June Paik, the father of video art, died on January 29th, 2006. The Akademie der Künste, Berlin commemorates its prominent member.
31/1 - 4/2
10:00 - 18:00

Marshall McLuhan - Enter the Medium @ Embassy of Canada

Opening: 1/2, 18:00

On the occasion of the transmediale.07 the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Canadian Embassy  features a unique collection of film and audio material focusing on the Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan.

1/2 - 3/2
10:00 - 18:00

Edition Edison @ Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz

The workshop-installation 'Edition Edison' brings together twelve objects in a limited edition – twelve positions between music and object at the end of the age of sound storage media.
1/2 - 5/2
16:00 - 22:00

babylon berlin:mitte

For the first time, the complete film and video programme will also be presented at babylon berlin:mitte.
Read on and check the exact dates for the various screenings here.
Saturday 3/2

Kempelen - Zwei Maschinen @ Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz

The event revolves around the presentation of the ‘Kempelen Box’ with reconstructions of both machines, which were developed and built at the University of Applied Art Vienna between 1999 and 2001.

Performance: Edition Edison @ Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz

For the course of three days Nicolas Collins, Aleks Kolkowski and FM3 will run the workshop-installation 'Edition Edison'. The multiples they produce will be presented in a concert at the end of the workshop.
Sunday 4/2

Media Art in the GDR? – Independent Film and Media Art in the GDR between 1976-1989 @ Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz

In the last years of the GDR there was a lively film subculture that existed beside the official image factories in Babelsberg (DEFA movies) and Adlershof (TV). Multiple cine-films were produced and shown in private spaces, churches, galleries, concert halls and improvised festivals...