Transmediale

  • by Adela Lovric, 24 Jan 2017
    The Transmediale / CTM time of the year brings us 10 insanely packed days of the two festivals' brilliantly curated programs, which we attempted to match with the best-of from our Openings section. See our highlights in the eventful weeks ahead.   THURSDAY 26.01 17.00 Nasan Tur and Christian Rattemeyer in...
  • by Marlene Ronstedt, 1 Jul 2016
    A couple of years ago I attended a 3D printing workshop at my university. It was organized by a bunch of nerds who held a revolutionary speech about the opportunities of 3D printing; how it would change our consumer behavior, how it would restructure the market sphere, and how it was basically the end of capitalism....
  • by Kristy Choi, 7 Feb 2016
    Beyoncé, Britney, Rihanna, Björk, Gaga: we all know who they are. The pop idols of today. We expect their perfection but we get twisted pleasure from witnessing human error: Ashlee Simpson lip-syncing on Saturday Night Live, Christina Aguilera flubbing the lyrics to the American national anthem at the...
  • by bpigs team, 5 Feb 2016
    The first night of the transmediale 2016 festival was splendidly closed by the architect Liam Young’s live cinema performance, “Hello, City!” – a brilliant take on the possible future of the city. As the curator Daphne Dragona explained, the program researches the power and the politics...
  • by bpigs team, 27 Jan 2016
    This is why we like winter in Berlin: two of our favorite festivals in Berlin - transmediale and CTM - are ruling the city when everything else here makes us book flights to Spanish speaking countries. These yearly cultural milestones are a definite must, but even outside the festival programs, the next two weeks...
  • by bpigs team, 24 Jan 2015
    Berlin might have got 99 problems, but shortage of events is certainly not one. In the middle of CTM and transmediale, with Berlin Fashion Week behind us and Berlinale coming up, we could talk ages about what you should not miss, and what is devastatingly overlooked in the abundance. As always, here we try to...
  • by bpigs team, 13 Jan 2015
    "Fitter, happier, more productive"...  Thom Yorke of The Radiohead got the January spirit right. As soon as the holiday leftovers and hangovers are gone, the all-too-familiar new year's resolutions begin. Instead of yet another Sysiphean attempt, be one step ahead of your own disappointment and skip...
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    by Lisa Kosak, 9 Jan 2015
    "NO MONEY, NO DATA" could be one of Jennifer Lyn Morone's motto. She incorporated herself so that now, everything she is or has can be bought. Her artistic contribution for this online issue, focusing more specifically on the problem of data-ownership, is made in parallel of the work she is...
  • by Adela Lovric, 6 Feb 2014
    Last week the Berlin-based transmediale festival gathered an impressive array of creative thinkers to celebrate our contemporary post-digital culture, while critically valorizing its latest outcomes and repercussions. The main focus was on the concept of the 'afterglow' as the current post-digital state in...
  • by Adela Lovric, 3 Feb 2014
    Although the big performances at transmediale and CTM festival were all that everybody was talking about last week, we mostly stayed faithful to the smaller events in the shadow and encountered many like-minded visitors equally enjoying art without paid entrances and queueing in vain, but with free drinks and gourmet...
  • by Nathan M., 28 Jan 2014
    It is that time of the year: snow is on the ground, a biting dryness is in the air, and transmediale 2014 is on the brink of opening. This year, the festival centers around the idea of residual afterglow - "The [digital] revolution is over. Welcome to the afterglow," artistic director Kristoffer Gansing...
  • by Adela Lovric, 28 Jan 2014
    Another week, another festival! These days we truly feel privileged to live in Berlin. Transmediale is just about to begin and join forces with the ongoing CTM, which gives you plenty of reasons to leave the house and start camping in the festival sites. Besides the festival madness, pay attention to some great...
  • by bpigs team, 3 Feb 2013
    With transmediale in the mix this week, seeing everything there was to see would be an exhausting and impossible full time job. So everyone missed something, including us; we can just hope that we made the best decisions. We ended up going to a lot of talks this week so there was a lot of sitting and theorizing; next...
  • by Rachel Simkover, 5 Feb 2012
    mobile pics from the events we visited...... MONDAY 30.01 Hal Foster @ ProQM TUESDAY 31.01   Transmediale opening @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt THURSDAY 02.02 Matt Mullican & Guido Van Der Werve @ Künstlerhaus Bethanien Morten Søndergaard, Word Pharmacy @ Broken Dimanche Press...
  • by Maria Santos, 25 Jan 2012
    When we announced our New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball, we anticipated that this would be a LEAP year. And we were not just referring to the extra day in the calendar, but perhaps that wasn't accidental either. Right in the city center, and facing the TV tower, LEAP is a non-profit interdisciplinary space...

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