The transmediale 2020 entitled End to End (End2End) aims at a comprehensive re-evaluation of networks and their boundaries. In addition to the exhibition The Eternal Network at the House of World Cultures (20.01.-01.03.2020), a film and video programme, a Student Forum and a workshop programme at the HKW, transmediale presents a two-day symposium at the Berlin Volksbühne (31.01.-01.02.2020).
Networks are everywhere, whether personal or organizational, for social or business life, centralized or decentralized: node-based communication and information exchange has arguably become the defining technological, economic, and cultural form of globalization and the digital society. A certain network idealism permeates the globe, resulting in all forms of networks and networking practices being mainly defined through the techno-bureaucratic master form of the Internet. Already in 1967 the artists Robert Filliou and George Brecht wrote that “The Network is Everlasting”. The line is taken from a …
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Image caption: transmediale 2020 – The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger