Transmediale.09 Award Competition – deadline 5 September 2008


Transmediale and Club Transmediale are calling for submissions to the Transmediale Award competition and the Vilem Flusser Theory Award.

Transmediale.09 – DEEP NORTH
Festival for art and digital culture

*Transmediale* presents and pursues the advancement of artistic positions reflecting on the socio-cultural, political and economic impact of new technologies. It seeks out artistic practices that not only respond to scientific or technical developments, but that try to shape the way in which we think about and experience the technologies which impact virtually all aspects of our daily lives. Transmediale.09 – *DEEP NORTH* peers beyond the evolving alarmist scenarios of the often global warming debate and shifts this focus to the global artistic, cultural, societal and philosophical consequences that the presumed imminent collapse of the polar ice barrier may trigger.
27 January – 1 February 2009

Club Transmediale.09 – STRUCTURES
Festival for adventurous music and related visual arts

*Club Transmediale* (CTM) is a prominent international festival dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental music, as well as the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of sound and club culture. CTM presents projects that experiment with new aesthetic parameters and new forms of cooperation, develop possibilities for informational and economic self-determination, and reflect on the role of contemporary music against the backdrop of technological and social transformations.

With *STRUCTURES* – Backing-Up Independent Audio-Visual Cultures, Club Transmediale.09 presents projects that spring from the critical, interdisciplinary and experimental practice at the intersections of sound and other art forms. In recent years, a new breed of hybrid projects and initiatives that merges experimental audio and media cultures has developed in the convergence-zone between pop culture, science, arts and media technologies.
23 – 31 January 2009

Find the complete call and submission form for download at:

Deadline: 5 September.
Award Ceremony: 31 January 2009