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Festival: “you’re doing amazing sweetie”
Exploring the horror of content, transmediale 2024 “you’re doing amazing sweetie” questions how logics of content production determine and frustrate our relations to technology. The festival, inspired by the reality of reality television, explores the way we perform online as live content. The transmediale drama unfolds across two venues—Season 1 and 2 in silent green Kulturquartier and the Reunion in Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). The festival’s three-day programme includes performances, conversations, films, and exhibitions.
Group show This is perfect, perfect and perfect
Content is everywhere. Content is King. Content is a non-stop stream of corporate cringe and toxic masculinity. It’s also a constant stream of holistic health advice, sexualized body parts, and junk. Bedrooms act as studios, bathrooms are stages, life is increasingly content—but do we consume content or does content consume us? Examining the hyperbolic and sensational images and narratives that are often anxiety-inducing on our screens. This is perfect, perfect and perfect grinds on the seamless smooth shiny surface, cracking it open to reveal the toxic operations and logics of content, its production, and dissemination. The festival’s main exhibition brings together 13 artists and takes place at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.
Alice Brygo, Aram Bartholl, Avril Corroon, Jenkin van Zyl, Juan Obando and Yoshua Okón, Laura Lulika, Luke van Gelderen, Maria Guta & Lauren Huret, Ndayé Kouagou, Noura Tafeche, Sungsil Ryu
Exhibition: Uncensored Lilac
Commissioned for Transmediale 2024 Uncensored Lilac is an exhibition by Bassam Issa Al-Sabah and Jennifer Mehigan telling a story about revengeYou can also find out more about the following: desire. The artists transform the transmediale studio into the fantasy world of a group of goddesses’ and their peers. The assembly is set in a hallucinatory dreamlike landscape that is constantly changing. It has been invaded by the toxicity caused by climate change. The exhibition features a CGI film, along with 3D prints and paintings. The goddesses speech was written by Mehigan. It is performed by an AI. The characters created by Issa Sabah talk about their relationship to land, femininity, isolation, etc.
The 2024 edition of transmediale is curated by Nóra Ó Murchú, artistic director of transmediale, in collaboration with Elise Misao Hunchuck, Lorena Juan, Nadim Choufi, and Yasemin Keskintepe. The festival is produced in collaboration with the transmediale team