Transmediale.09 Deep North.
xoves, 4 de decembro do 2008, por Isaac Cordal.
categorías: Axenda, Festivais

transmediale.09
DEEP NORTH
28 01 - 01 02 2009
House of World Cultures
Berlin, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

A finais de Xaneiro do 2009 comeza outra nova edición do Festival Transmediale en Berlín que leva facéndose dende 1988 cando comezou como un festival de vídeo. Nesta ocasión o tema central, baixo o nome Deep North, reflexiona sobre o impacto e a transformación da natureza co transfondo do problema do quentamento global. Nesta edición dende alg-a imos facer crónicas do que alí suceda como xa fixemos noutros festivais. Adiantamos un pouco a derradeira Newsletter dos nomeados para os premios desta edición do 2009, así como a cabeceira e prólogo do Festival.

Mirando máis aló das hipóteses alarmistas dos aspectos ambientais, catástrofes sociais e económicos que se esperan a raíz do quentamento global, a cuestión esencial non é o de como evitar estes procesos, senón para examinar a necesidade dun cambio fundamental na percepción cultural con respecto á natureza, a cultura e a tecnoloxía. Con DEEP NORTH transmediale.09 céntrase no impacto e as inevitables consecuencias desta transformación mundial en espera - o cruzamento dun punto de non retorno similar á caída do Muro de Berlín fai 20 anos. O festival alemán Transmediale 2009 sobre Arte e a Cultura dixital ábrese o 27 de xaneiro de 2009 na Casa das Culturas do Mundo (John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin).

905 obras artísticas de 53 países que responderon á convocatoria de DEEP NORTH transmediale.09 presentáronse para o concurso do festival dotado con 8000 euros. As deliberacións do xurado internacional composto por Annick Bureaud (París), Bronac Ferran (Londres), Juha Huuskonen (Helsinki), Pooja Sood (Nova Deli), e Christoph Tannert (Berlín) terminou o pasado fin de semana coa selección de oito obras nomeado para o premio Transmediale 2009.

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Conferencias
Performances
Film/video
Arquitectura

Nominees for the transmediale Award 2009

Perry Bard (ca/us) – Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake (2008)
In this global participatory work, people are invited to upload shots and images interpreting the original script of Vertov’s masterpiece and upload them to this site. Software developed for the project archives, sequences and streams the submissions creating a worldwide montage, in Vertov’s terms ‘decoding of life as it is”.
http://dziga.perrybard.net/

Ewen Chardronnet and Bureau d’etudes (fr) – The Laboratory Planet (2008)
Chardronnet with a team of artistic researchers and activists produces the ‘Laboratory Planet’ as a journalistic multimedia piece: the thematic tabloid and its online platform discuss the geostrategic, tactical media and speculative issues lurking behind the ambiguous headlines of the mainstream press.
http://laboratoryplanet.org/

Petko Dourmana (bg) – Post Global Warming Survival Kit (2008)
The multi media installation, featuring a two-channel infrared projection of the North Sea visible only with high-tech equipment, such as night-vision goggles, is set within a virtual post-apocalyptic landscape akin to that of a possible ‘nuclear winter’.

Graham Harwood, Richard Wright, Matsuko Yokokoji (uk) – Tantalum Memorial (2008)
This telephone ‘exchange” installation is a memorial to the people who have died in the wars in Congo over the metal tantalum, which is used in cell phone components and has become more valuable than gold. The work also references a ‘social telephony’ network used by the Congelese diaspora to remain anonymous and avoid state censorship.
http://tantalumexploration.net/pages/memorialpagetwo.php

Hiroshi Matoba (jp) – Overbug (2008)
‘Overbug” is a performance tool designed to compose Minimal, Dance and Pop Music. Through looping and newly arranging sound patterns, called ‘Bugsounds”, the programme creates complex, polyrhythmic sounds.

Michiko Nitta (uk) – Extreme Green Guerillas (2007)
Nitta’s project takes current green trends to the extreme: The ‘Extreme Green Guerillas’ are a network of amateur self-sustaining people who have shortened their lifespan to the ultimate green lifestyle, e.g. rejecting the usage of the Internet or mobile phones as this will tie them to big corporations.

http://www.myportfolio.me.uk/EGGs.htm

Rudolfo Quintas (pt) – Burning The Sound (2008)
The interactive sound performance is about the nature of rituals, power and control. It uses fire from a regular lighter to subvert patterns of rhythm, thus using technological mediated computer sound to exorcise the sound as a spiritual strategy.
http://www.swap-project.com/

Reynold Reynolds (us/de) – Six Apartments (2007)
The two screen video projection loop shows six isolated occupants of six different apartments living their lives unaware of each other, accompanied the by very same sound track from radio and television news. A poetic document of decline and deterioration in times of dramatic change.
http://www.reynold-reynolds.com/six/index.htm

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Vilem Flusser Theory Award 2009

The publicist and networker Brian Holmes and the activist and author of free software Denis Rojo (aka Jaromil) are this year’s nominees for the Vilem Flusser Theory Award.

Worth 2,000 euros, the prize is awarded together with the _Vilem _Flusser _Archiv at Berlin’s Universität der Künste and honours outstanding theoretical or research-based practice. The prize will be awarded together with the transmediale Award 2009 on 31 January, 2009.

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transmediale.09
DEEP NORTH
festival for art and digital culture berlin
http://www.transmediale.de
info@transmediale.de
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5 de decembro do 2008 08:08, por Berio

Ese Isaac,
estaremos pendentes das crónicas...

5 de decembro do 2008 08:36

Olas Berius,
Polo momento non temos pases de prensa, pero os trámites xa están máis ou menos feitos, o único seguro é que xa mercamos os tickets de avión, e por tanto, dun xeito ou outro haberá crónicas.
Abrazo grande e vémonos o 3 de Xaneiro en Vigo!
Is

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