Canada at transmediale 2018  –  Face Value

Canada at transmediale 2018  –  Face Value

Jan 30 – Feb 4, 2018, Berlin

Truth as Event: The Affective Politics of Belief
transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture 2018 by Megan Boler

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 18:30-20:00 (doors 18:00)

Moderated by Faisal Devji

Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin

Lecture in English. Free entrance upon pre-registration, please register here.

Please be prepared to present a valid photo-ID at the door and allow sufficient time for Embassy security.

transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture is a collaboration between transmediale and the Embassy of Canada in Berlin.

EN   This year’s Marshall McLuhan lecture will be delivered by Megan Boler of the Department of Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. Boler’s field of study is in the social implications of technology, including the interrelations between media, democracy, and education. In her lecture, she questions how we arrived in the so-called “post-truth” era, with its preference for emotions over facts. She explores how spectatorship and media—particularly social media—influence the emotions that underlie belief and, in turn, constitute today’s version of the truth.

transmediale Marshall McLuhan Exhibition 2018 by David Clark

Explorations in Anonymous History

Opening: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 20:00-21:30

Embassy of Canada, Marshall McLuhan Salon, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin

Opening hours of the Marshall McLuhan Salon during transmediale: Jan 31-Feb 4, 14:00-18:00

Free admission upon short security check at the Embassy entrance.

The exhibition takes place within Feedback #2: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts. War and Peace in the Global Village, a transmediale partner project curated by Baruch Gottlieb and Marie-José Sondeijker, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada. Further venues detailed below. 

EN   As part of transmediale 2018, the Marshall McLuhan Salon will feature a video installation that excavates the collaborations and experiments from McLuhan’s landmark Culture and Communications seminar, given at the University of Toronto between 1953-1935. The seminar culminated in the journal Explorations, which collected anthropological studies of media effects, experimental poetry, scientific research projects and urban studies. Clark’s installation makes these archival materials accessible through an interactive, multimedia system.

Other events by and with Canadian participants at transmediale 2017

Additional events featuring Canadian artists, theorists and musicians within the 2018 transmediale program:

Feedback #2: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts. War and Peace in the Global Village

Group exhibition

Jan 28 – Feb 24, Tue-Fri 14:00–18:00, Sat 11:00–18:00, Eigen+Art Lab

Opening: Jan 27, 17:00

Group exhibition and symposium

Feb 1 – Feb 17, Mon-Sat 12:00-17:00

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Opening: Feb 1, 18:00

McLuminations Feb 12, 15:00-18:30: McLuhan vs. Kittler  Ecologies of Environments  

Feedback #2: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts. War and Peace in the Global Village takes place in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada.

Megan Boler, Svitlana Matviyenko

Panel: Unmasking Cyberwar

Thu, Feb 1, 13:00-14:30, Vortragsaal, HKW

Faisal Devji

Panel: The Weaponization of Language

Sat, Feb 3, 14:30-16:00, Auditorium, HKW

Marc Tuters

Discussion: Built-in Values: On the Politicization of Media Platforms

Sat, Feb 3, 11:30-13:00, K1, HKW

Max Haiven

Panel: The Violent Imagination of Financial Capitalism

Fri, Feb 2, 14:30-16:00, Auditorium, HKW

Patrick Doyon, Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, Josh Raskin

Screening: Soundwatch Presents: Music Animadocs

Tue, Jan 23, 20:30, Lichtblick-Kino

Sahar Homami

Exhibition: Emergency

Jan 20 – Jan 21, 12:00-21:00, Galerie Mausefalle