[ARENA] transmediale.09 Award Call

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transmediale.09 Award Competition - Call

transmediale.09 - DEEP NORTH
festival for art and digital culture berlin
27 January - 1 February 2009

club transmediale.09 - STRUCTURES
festival for adventurous music and related visual arts
23 - 31 January 2009

_Call for Entries_

:: Deadline: 5 September 2008
:: Award Ceremony: 31 January 2009

Find the complete call and submission form for download at:

*transmediale.09 - DEEP NORTH & club transmediale.09 - STRUCTURES*

As leading international festivals for art and digital culture as  
well as adventurous music and related visual arts, respectively,  
transmediale and club transmediale are calling for submissions to the  
transmediale Award competition and the Vilem Flusser Theory Award.

*transmediale* presents and pursues the advancement of artistic  
positions reflecting on the socio-cultural, political and economic  
impact of new technologies. It seeks out artistic practices that not  
only respond to scientific or technical developments, but that try to  
shape the way in which we think about and experience the technologies  
which impact virtually all aspects of our daily lives. As such,  
transmediale understands media technologies as cultural techniques  
that need to be embraced in order to comprehend, critique, and shape  
global societies.

*club transmediale* (CTM) is a prominent international festival  
dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music,  
as well as the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of  
sound and club culture. CTM presents projects that experiment with  
new aesthetic parameters and new forms of cooperation, develop  
possibilities for informational and economic self-determination, and  
reflect on the role of contemporary music against the backdrop of  
technological and social transformations.

For the 2009 edition, the festivals have each set a specific thematic  

transmediale.09 - *DEEP NORTH* peers beyond the evolving alarmist  
scenarios of catastrophe prevalent in the often contradictory global  
warming debate. transmediale.09 shifts this focus to the global  
artistic, cultural, societal and philosophical consequences that the  
presumed imminent collapse of the polar ice barrier may trigger. Are  
we about to reach another historically succinct moment of unavoidable  
and cataclysmic change - a point of no return leaving in its wake  
uncontrollable global transformations? Does climate change elicit  
cultural change, a shifting of extremes or a collapse in established,  
systemic and network norms? DEEP NORTH becomes not a fixed location,  
but a paradigm transforming loss, scarcity, inertia and rivalry into  
urgent and revealing states of being and expression.

With *STRUCTURES* - Backing-Up Independent Audio-Visual Cultures,  
club transmediale.09 presents projects that spring from the critical,  
interdisciplinary and experimental practice at the intersections of  
sound and other art forms. In recent years, a new breed of hybrid  
projects and initiatives that merges experimental audio and media  
cultures has developed in the convergence-zone between pop culture,  
science, arts and media technologies. This still remains primarily  
the domain of committed individuals and small, self-organised groups  
or networks that, often in the most precarious of circumstances,  
provide the supporting platform for these new artistic articulations  
and experiments. In its 10th year, CTM looks into the current state  
and potential development opportunities of these independent structures.

Together, transmediale and club transmediale invite the submission of  
works and projects that respond to these challenges and embody  
contemporary notions of art that embrace, question and enrich digital  
culture. Submissions of art works for both festivals participate in  
the transmediale Award 2009 while theoretical abstracts, papers and  
critical artistic positions are invited for the Vilem Flusser Theory  
Award, with prizes totaling ca. 10.000 EURO. Jury members of the  
transmediale Award 2009 are Annick Bureaud, Paris; Bronac Ferran,  
London; Juha Huuskonen, Helsinki; Pooja Sood, New Delhi; Christoph  
Tannert, Berlin

transmediale is a project of Kulturprojekte Berlin in cooperation  
with Haus der Kulturen der Welt :: club transmediale (CTM) is a  
project of DISK - Sound & Image Initiative e.V. :: transmediale is  
funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation :: CTM is funded by  
the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


transmediale.09 :: 27 January - 1 February 2009
festival for art and digital culture berlin
transmediale :: Klosterstr. 68 :: D-10179 Berlin
tel. +49 (0)30.24749-761 :: fax. +49 (0)30.24749-763
info[at]transmediale.de :: http://www.transmediale.de

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