2015, Wed, Jan 28

transmediale 2015 – Opening

With Erica Scourti, Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico, Jennifer Lyn Morone, LaTurbo Avedon, and Hanne Lippard

Be the last to leave and first to arrive: in other words, don't miss the 2015 transmediale opening ceremony! In the span of just 90 minutes, you have the special privilege of an event-full introduction to this year's festival programme.

The welcoming words by Bernd Scherer (HKW) will be followed by a thematic introduction to the festival programme by the artistic director of transmediale Kristoffer Gansing. As a guest speaker, we are pleased to announce the technology activist Peter Sunde (formerly The Pirate Bay). Further, the artists Erica Scourti, Jennifer Lyn Morone, LaTurbo Avedon and Art Is Open Source [AOS]: Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico will give performances, predictions and sale pitches that introduce key concepts of the festival. In addition, artist and writer Hanne Lippard will do a CAPTURE ALL reading.

After the ceremony, the installation Sovereign Sisters by The Otolith Group will be screened in the Auditorium. Together with the opening of the house, we will also open our main CAPTURE ALL exhibition and the guest exhibition Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life. The opening programme also includes the video installation Hoax_Canular by Dominic Gagnon, shown in the Theatersaal, activities and drinks in the foyer space and DJs at the Café Global Stage.