The transmediale is one of the most important festivals of art and digital culture in the world. It is also part of a select group of outstanding German cultural institutions which receives special funding from the Federal Cultural Foundation. For more than 30 years, the transmediale has brought international artists, researchers, activists and thinkers together to develop new perspectives on our technological age.
a model, a map, a fiction
After supplementing its programme with over a year of analogue and digital events in response to pandemic-related restrictions in 2021 and 2022, the transmediale festival is returning to its distinctive, several-day format again in 2023. Entitled “a model, a map, a fiction”, the transmediale will transform the Akademie der Künste (AdK) into a venue for discussions, workshops, exhibitions, performances and films. The five-day festival of art and digital culture aims to explore how much influence scaling technologies exert on interpersonal relationships, feelings, society and politics. A broad range of discussion formats and artistic interventions will invite festival goers to discuss and reflect on ideas related to scaling and computational logic, as well as the manipulative power they hold.
The 36th edition of the festival features a selection of artistic works and contributions which explore new possibilities of scaling, offer alternative approaches to systems of measurement, and challenge conventional patterns of thought and perception. In the central exhibition in the main hall of the AdK, Alan Butler and Simone C. Niquille question the socio-political repercussions of computer vision – a technology that enables computers to harvest relevant information from digital images by means of artificial intelligence.
Out of Scale
The transmediale will stage its first-ever, citywide exhibition entitled “Out of Scale”, parallel to its festival programme at the Akademie der Künste. The exhibition will embed artistic works in the city’s networks and infrastructures, including on subway info screens, in selected gardens and parks, after-hours shops (Spätis) and on an online platform for classified ads.
The Federal Cultural Foundation has funded the transmediale as a cultural beacon since 2004.
Artistic director: Nora O Murchú
1 February, 2023 to 5 February, 2023: Festival for art and digital culture
with exhibition, film and discourse programme and citywide artistic interventions
Akademie der Künste, citywide , Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 95999 4231
www.transmediale.de (external link, opens in a new window)