Spatial Concept Transmediale 2019
For Transmediale 2019 the exhibition hall of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt is turned into a stage for live events, accommodating for numerous different formats: talks, study group discussions and performances. The open, non-hierarchical set-up allows for multiple perspectives and vantage points – the border between audience and performer is constantly re-defined.
All lights of the whole building are filtered through the shades of the color pink, underscoring the festival’s general theme of affective technologies. Superseding language, color radiates into our bodies through our eyes, its affective properties can not be controlled. In old English the color pink was called “incarnation”, from the Latin word for „flesh“, describing hues between „flesh-color, blush-color“ to „crimson, blood color“. To incarnate, as a verb, also meant "to take the shape of flesh" - today it means to embody, to manifest something, an idea, into a concrete form or a human body.
"Artifice is the disrespect of the propriety of borders. Emotion results."
(Lisa Roberston, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture, 2003)
Photos: Laura Fiorio 2019