Still from A Paradise Out of A Common Field, HD CGI film, Commissioned by RTE Shine Your Light Art Commissions 2020 for Illuminations Gallery

Aug 19–22, 2021

transmediale 2021 out of doors

Films, music, performances, talks

Aug 19–22, 2021

More about the program:

Counter-narratives, queer resistance and dances against repressive regimes: On four evenings, transmediale out of doors brings oppositional gestures of refusal to the Westgarten of HKW. Film screenings, music, performances and talks locate the aesthetics of resistance at (non)political intersections.

A zombie that refuses to lie silent in the dirt, a road between Jerusalem and Jericho that an algorithm cannot navigate, a political dance that builds a resistance. Taking place across HKW’s Westgarten and the garden at silent green, transmediale out of doors brings together film, music, performance and talks that engage with the aesthetics and politics of refusal. By addressing opposition to state power, apolitical interfaces and network bias, the program explores the forces of refusal that tie to tenderness, care, joyful dissent, late nights and dirt.

With contributions by Arjuna Neuman & Denise Ferreira da Silva, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Bassam Al Sabah, Cemile Sahin, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Diane Edwards, Dylan Kerr, Frank Sweeney, Jennifer Mehigan, Nazanin Noori, Patrick Staff, Salvatore Arancio, Tali Liberman and others

out of doors is a project by transmediale e.V. at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The festival has been funded as a cultural institution of excellence by Kulturstiftung des Bundes since 2004.