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Transmission Art Festival in Karlsruhe

The curatorial concept and collaboration with C.A.S.A.

Transmission is an art festival in the context of an exhibition that presents contemporary positions in different media and brings together artists from Athens and Karlsruhe. It’s impact is glocal – it gives the local visitors new aspects and perspectives in the media and performance arts, promotes cultural diversity in Karlsruhe and Athens and European cooperation.
During the exhibition, the site of a former organ factory in Karlsruhe is transformed into a living art spectacle. A multimedia environment consisting of videos, photographs and installations will be completed by a curated program including a video art festival, performances, readings, concerts and workshops.
The cooperation between the association of media artists David Loscher (DE), Nina Adelajda Olczak (PL), Ursula Schachenhofer (AT) and Karolina Sobel (PL) and
Contemporary Art Showcase Athens (C.A.S.A.) offers the visitor an insight into new impulses in the international art world. The emerging artists from Athens are showcasing their new performance work and offer workshops with visitors during the week of 14th-17th April. In this way the visitors will also get the chance to develop a direct relationship with the artist and implement their own ideas during the workshop. The Orgelfabrik space thereby becomes a place generating new ideas and experiences, of learning and social togetherness. A lounge area invites you to linger. It is supplemented by a museum’s shop, where you can get a coffee or make a reservation for a guided tour through the exhibition or attend a workshop. The exterior of the Orgelfabrik will also be included in the exhibit’s events and actions involving passersby and residents of the Durlach district.
The main subject of the exhibit is the act of conveyance or a transfer, not only in terms of power, electricity or information, but also as the act of communicating ideas, passing on emotion, a thought or a concept through artistic message.
The theme of transmission can be found both in the selection of the media, as well as in the content of the exhibited work. The artists in the exhibition approach different aspects of this concept in developing multimedia environments, performances and sound works. A screening of Contemporary Art Showcase Athens (C.A.S.A.) video art works curated by James Simbouras contributes to the exhibit’s realm.
The exhibiting artists are curating a supporting program that includes readings, concerts, videos screenings and performances and is going to be broadcasted via live stream on the Internet. The parallel screenings or live transmissions of the festival videos and performance actions are planned in Athens.

The exhibiting artists are curating a supporting program that includes readings, concerts, videos screenings and performances and is going to be broadcasted via live stream on the Internet. The parallel screenings or live transmissions of the festival videos and performance actions are planned in Athens.
The video art prize „The Golden Pyramid“ is announced internationally and will be put into a three-day festival program, awarded with a grand prize and an audience award. The video festival offers Karlsruhe’s citizens an insight into international video art and through transmission and screenings in Athens spaces offers a metaphoric ”art-event” bridge between the two cities, promoting cultural exchange.