for digital culture, art
We are changing the date of the Transmit festival 2017 to 3rd and 4th November 2017.
Early birds are on sale until 31/8/2017
The preparations for the upcoming Transmit festival have been going on for some time now. Many artists and speakers from all over the world have already confirmed their presence at the festival. Nevertheless due to our currently limited budget we decided to postpone the festival from March to 3rd and 4th November 2017 so that we can make sure it meets our expectations. If you have already purchased the tickets for the Transmit festival, we can offer you two options. Either you can keep your ticket and use it at the Transmit festival in November or we can send you your money back immediately. We are sorry for any possible difficulties, thank you for supporting us and we hope to see you in November!
Transmit is a platform for digital culture, audiovisual art, education and technologies. Its year-round activity consists of a series of educational programs and culminates with a two-day festival. Transmit organizes workshops, lectures, research, exhibitions, curatorial activities and audiovisual art production and performance.
We don’t wish for a different kind of technology. We want a different perception of technology. Technology is often thought of just as a series of different versions of the same product or principle made mainly for economic profit. This reduction bores us as much as centuries lasting techno-optimism. Technology itself has much greater potential. It is primarily an instrument of adaptation to the environment and should be considered as such.
The way beyond this reductionistic approach is possible through art. But not always. An attribute that is often connected to this reduction is a spectacle.
If the art doesn’t use the spectacle intentionally, there is no point in repeating such ubiquitous methods.
In the current system, technology is not accessible to everyone. For economical and social reasons and also in terms of time. The ‘right’ technology is yet to come. The salvation will be brought by future. But the technology can no longer exist out of the present moment. The state when the new technology defines future and the old one is a reference to past cannot go on any longer. Technology is now.
- A/V Performances
- Panel discussions