transmediale 2019

Festival for art and digital culture

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Transmediale has become one of the most prominent festivals for art and digital culture in the world and is one of Germany’s cultural institutions of excellence which the Federal Cultural Foundation has pledged to finance in the long term. The festival has been bringing together international artists, researchers, activists, and thinkers with the goal of developing new outlooks on our technological era.

transmediale 2019 focused on the role of emotions in digital culture

At transmediale 2019 the focus has been on the question what role emotions and empathy play within digital culture. From 31 January to 3 February international artists, cultural workers, and theoreticians came together at Haus der Kulturen der Welt with the aim of learning to understand technologies of feeling—and how to challenge them. The 32nd edition of the festival has asked “What moves you?”. It refered not only to an emotional response but also to the way in which affect becomes mobilized as a political force today.

For the first time in many years, the festival did not have a title. The festival wanted to concentrate on the creation of learning environments with a high level of participant and audience engagement.

Transmediale is organised by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The Federal Cultural Foundation supports the transmediale as a cultural institution of excellence.

Artistic director: Kristoffer Gansing
Curators: Daphne Dragona, Inga Seidler, Florian Wüst


Online platform

The transmediale website features a number of participative activities and a search engine with which users can find in-depth information about artists and events. It also includes documentation on all the past festivals since 1997. (external link, opens in a new window)

CTM 2019 – Persistence

The partner festival of transmediale, CTM – Festival for Adventurous Music and Art, is turned 20: The anniversary edition titled Persistence took place from 25 January to 3 February 2019 at various locations in Berlin. (external link, opens in a new window)


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Previous events

  • 31 January, 2019 to 3 February, 2019: Festival

    Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 , Berlin

  • 31 January, 2019 to 3 February, 2019: Festival

    Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 , Berlin