Closing Weekend

The two-day closing weekend program of transmediale 2017 on 4 and 5 March 2017 revolves around the theme of language and technology as two recurring topics whose elusive relation has been present at the festival over the course of its thirty editions. 

Performances & Talk with Laurie Anderson

transmediale concludes the one-month program of ever elusive – thirty years of transmediale with two sold-out performances and a talk by performance and multimedia artist Laurie Anderson. This occasion marks her first Berlin performance in six years.

04.+05.03.2017, 20:00–21:30, Auditorium, Performance
The Language of the Future (sold out)
By Laurie Anderson

05.03.2017, 15:00–16:30, Auditorium, Talk
Going Places with Stories – A talk with Laurie Anderson
With Laurie Anderson, moderated by Kristoffer Gansing

alien matter Exhibition & Catalogue Launch

transmediale's 2017 exhibition alien matter, curated by Inke Arns, is open until midnight during the closing weekend. From 22:00 on Saturday, the launch of the exhibition catalogue will be celebrated at the Café Stage. Visitors have the opportunity to buy the catalogue during the whole weekend.

05.03.2017, 13:00–14:00, Exhibition Hall
Exhibition Dialogue
With Inke Arns, Joep van Liefland

Film and Video Program

Two feature-length screenings complement the program through new works by Constanze Ruhm and Emilien Awada as well as Caspar Stracke that explore themes of memory, cinema, and time.

04.03.2017, 17:00–19:00, Theatersaal, Screening
AT/DE/FR 2017, 55'
With Emilien Awada & Constanze Ruhm, moderated by Florian Wüst

05.03.2017, 17:00–19:00, Theatersaal, Screening
redux/time/OUT OF JOINT
US/DE 2015/16, 59'
With Caspar Stracke, moderated by Florian Wüst

thirty years of transmediale

On the occasion of the thirty-year history of transmediale, a number of artists, theorists, and curators will comment on artifacts found in the festival archives.

04.–05.03.2017, all day, Lower Foyer, Installations
Videolabyrinth by Friederike Anders, Mari Cantu, Ilka Lauchstädt
Puppet Motel by Laurie Anderson with Hsin-Chien Huang
The Blue Screen Interviews with Simon Biggs, Dieter Daniels, Geert Lovink, Eva Pascoe, Joachim Sauter, Siegfried Zielinski

04.03.2017, 13:00–16:30, Studio, Hybrid Event
Technology Languages of the Past, Present, and Future
With Friederike Anders, Florian Cramer, Valie Djordjevic, Manon Kahle, Rotraut Pape, Caspar Stracke
Moderated by Daphne Dragona, Kristoffer Gansing, Florian Wüst