Transitland: Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009
Transitland Destination Berlin
November 6th-8th, 2009
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
Transitland Destination Berlin (TDB), the partner presentation of Transmediale, takes place in Berlin at the historic Collegium Hungaricum (Haus Ungarn) in the days just prior to the European wide commemorations and celebrations of the events of November 9th, 1989 – the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and the ensuing changes throughout Europe and the world.
The event celebrates the launch of the video archive, making it accessible to the public and contextualizing the work with a series of complementary discussions, performances and screenings. Highlighting the ongoing work of “New Europe”, the 6 commissioned video works of the Transitland project and the Transitland publication will be premiered.
Honoring video as an important element in contemporary cultural work, artists are invited to discuss the role of video in art and political work across Europe for the past Europe and the influence of East European work on Video art as a genre in general. Performative talks will illustrate how video is used by artists today. A continuous parallel screening program will present works from the archive. The archive itself will be available to the public: they can browse and view the works included on archive stations at the CHB.
To find a detailed programme for November 6th-8th please visit:
Transitland Europa is a collaborative research and archiving project realised by InterSpace (Sofia) in partnership with transmediale festival for art and digital culture (Berlin) and ACAX/Ludwig Museum (Budapest). Associated partners to the project are D Media (Cluj) and Videoaktiv (Berlin). The project is partially funded by the Culture 2007-2013 Programme of the European Commission.
InterSpace Association, Sofia
transmediale festival for art and digital culture, Berlin