Media Facades Festival Europe 2010
Connected Screens: Berlin - Brussels - Helsinki - Liverpool - Budapest - Linz - Madrid The format of the MEDIA FACADE FESTIVAL reflects on the increasing presence of massive-infrastructures with digital visual elements in public spaces while investigating their communicative function in the urban environment.
MEDIA FACADES FESTIVAL EUROPE 2010 will explore the networked possibilities of urban screens and media facades via internet and the new technologies on a European level. The festival encourages art projects that create a dialogue to connect the local public virtually with the other places through the networked infrastructure of digital screens and media facades. It aspires to share dreams of the different cities and report about local issues and exchange peoples' stories and ideas in Europe-wide 'Joint Broadcasting Events' starting on 27 August 2010.
The media facades will be transformed into local stages and open a global window for cultural and societal processes throughout Europe.
Its long-term vision is to be a catalyst for the creation of a sustainable and transportable structure where artists, cultural professionals, arts organizations, cultural institutions, governmental bodies, private and commercial businesses, media and the general public, within Europe and beyond, can interact through the development of a new cultural communication format in the public space.
transmediale is an international festival for contemporary art and digital culture. Located in Berlin, it presents advanced artistic positions reflecting on the socio-cultural impact of new technologies. It seeks out artistic practices that not only respond to scientific or technical developments, but that try to shape the way in which we think about and experience these technologies. transmediale understands media technologies as cultural techniques which need to be embraced in order to comprehend, critique, and shape our contemporary society.
The festival includes exhibitions, competitions, conferences, film and video programmes, live performances and a publication series called 'transmediale parcours'. Moreover it cooperates with club transmediale (CTM), which deals with electronic music and club culture.
Each year in January & February, transmediale presents renowned artists, scientists and media practitioners from all around the world. Through each year's specific theme, the participants engage with a wide international audience and examine global developments in digital media, art and technology.
The conferences and workshops present a series of scientific and cultural discourses on the respective festival theme. In recent years, speakers such as Diedrich Diedrichsen, Wulf Herzogenrath, Humberto Maturana, Antonio Negri, Stelarc, Einar Thorsteinn or Peter Weibel have given keynote addresses.
go to: Transmediale website
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