transmediale: the festival for art and digital culture Berlin is held every year in Berlin, with a month long festival in February and projects held continuously throughout the year. transmediale has a 30 year history behind it and has showcased some of the most interesting and innovative works, ideas and artists of recent history.
transmediale aims to foster critical dialogue and understanding of the way art, culture and technology are presented and intersect in the modern age. The festival has explored the most cutting edge technologies well before the internet was invented and still supports the notion that technology is more than the digital world. It also places a broader perspective on arts and culture, and looks at things created outside of institutional constructs or production fields.
Transmediale welcomes a global audience of over 25,000 artists, activists, media art professionals, researchers, film makers, designers, writers, thinkers, students and more and is supported by the German Federal Government as a beacon of contemporary culture. The festival programme ranges from exhibitions, screenings and performances to conferences, talks, workshops and publications with an evolving format from year to year that encourages transdisciplinary thinking.
One of the most important things to come out of transmediale’s 30 year history is its archive. A curated collection of experimental media and digital art and culture that is updated on an ongoing basis and provides a comprehensive history of media art. You can explore the transmediale archive here.
transmediale opened on 2nd February and will close on Sunday 5th March. There is a free excursion called Ecologies, this Friday 24th February to silent green Kulturquartier – the former crematorium, now cultural venue in Wedding. There are also a few interesting events on the closing weekend around the ideas of language and technology. trans medial is held at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt on John Foster Dulles Allee 10 by the Spree.