OPEN CALL: Transmediale09_Deep North

DEEP NORTH … call open!

transmediale – festival for art and digital culture has opened its call for entries for the transmediale.09 and Vilém Flusser Theory Awards. As one of the leading international venues for the exchange and dialogue on art and digital culture transmediale pursues the advancement of artistic positions reflecting on the socio-cultural, political and economic impact of new technologies.

With DEEP NORTH transmediale looks to peer 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.

Until September 5, 2008 we 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. While the festival aims to reflect excellence in artistic production and inquiry internationally we explicitly encourage submissions from artists, activists and media researchers working in ‘non Western’ contexts, those active in pioneering new forms of digital and visual expression in deep or silent zones, particularly in regions experiencing rapid and
fundamental technological and societal transformation.

As the themes and festival evolve, please stay informed about transmediale.09 – DEEP NORTH by subscribing to the transmediale_newsletter! Submissions and programme previews for the transmediale.09 and Vilém Flusser Theory Awards need to be in english and/or german, or be entered with an accompanying text list in either of these languages.

transmediale.09 opens January 27, 2009 at Berlin’s House of World Cultures … and we look forward to seeing you there!

Jury of the transmediale Award 2009 Annick Bureaud, Paris; Bronac Ferran, London; Juha Huuskonen, Helsinki; Pooja Sood, New Delhi; Christoph Tannert, Berlin

Find the complete call and submission form for download at:

festival for art and digital culture
27 January – 1 February 2009
Klosterstrasse 68 / D-10179 Berlin, Germany
Tel +49 (0) 30 / 24 749 761
Fax +49 (0) 30 / 24 749 763

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