At the House of World Cultures, Transmediale.10 FUTURITY NOW!…
…explores how internet evolution, global network practice, open source methodologies, sustainable design and mobile technology form new cultural, ideological and political templates. From 2 – 7 February 2010 – in an emblematic year for past images of the future – the festival presents conferences, workshops, screenings, performances and exhibitions dedicated to the identity crisis the future seems to be experiencing.
Transmediale.10 FUTURITY NOW! will present a packed programme exploring the identity crisis the future seems to be experiencing, as we move into the pivotal second decade of the 21st Century. A preview of the timetable of each festival day you can view here
The upcoming festival will premiere an extensive concert programme organised collaboratively between transmediale and CTM. Each night during transmediale there will be another special event, staged mostly at the House of World Cultures but also at WMF as well as other exciting venues in Berlin.
The series begins at the transmediale.10 Opening Gala on Tuesday, 2 February. The pioneering American musician Charlemagne Palestine will ring the bells of the large Tiergarten Carillon next to the House of World Cultures to announce the beginning of the festival. Later that week, on Friday, 5 February, he will perform a concert in the extraordinary surrounds of the Französischer Dom.
transmediale & CTM are delighted to present Japanese musician and visual artist, Ryoji Ikeda, for the first time. Consistently one of the most innovative figures within electronic audiovisual practice, Ikeda will perform at the House of World Cultures on Wednesday, 3 February. Outstanding audiovisual performances by Thomas Köner & Jürgen Reble and artificiel will also take place at the House of World Cultures.
On the evening of Saturday, February 6 the winners of the transmediale Award – jointly hosted by transmediale and CTM – will be announced during a gala ceremony at the House of World Cultures. Later that evening an Award Party will take place at WMF featuring The Modern Deep Left Quartet & Guests. Also at the WMF is a concert featuring one of the most prolific and ceaselessly inventive personalities in electronic music – Atom TM – plus performances by new talent on the Raster-Noton label.
The series culminates on Sunday, 7 February with a very special concert in the House of World Cultures, presenting artists and experimental music from China, in collaboration with the eARTS Festival in Shanghai.
The full line-up of collaborative concerts is:http://www.transmediale.de/de/node/10326