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TRANSIT LOUNGE 2008


Dates:
Wed Jan 16, 2008 00:00 - Fri Jan 11, 2008

TRANSIT LOUNGE 2008
BERLIN - BRISBANE - MUTTAMA - PERTH - MELBOURNE - SYDNEY

In 2008, TRANSIT LOUNGE becomes an experiment in remote collaboration, as 15 artists work between Berlin, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, on the evolution of a complex, emergent structure. The platform for this trans-disciplinary exchange is the TRANSIT LOUNGE website, powered by open-source, wiki software. An organic structure, the site grows in multiple directions as the content is layered and interlinked, tracing remote interactions and local interventions between artists. The latency of these dialogues across time zones and locations creates feedback loops (local interventions - web - local interventions) opening up spaces for mistranslation resonating between the different cities.

The multitude of inputs, exchanges, and disruptions will be distilled in an exhibition which opens at PROGRAM BERLIN on the 31st January, 2008 to coincide with transmediale.08. Here the variations will continue to multiply as the process is augmented by the actions of visitors to the space.

TRANSIT LOUNGE is a project by Katie Hepworth and Miriam Mlecek and involves the following artists:

Chris Bennie (Brisbane), Bianca Calandra (Berlin), Robert Curgenven (Berlin), Cat Hope (Perth), Tanja Kimme (Melbourne), Somaya Langley (Berlin), Sarah Last (Muttama), Silvia Marzall (Berlin), Ben Milbourne (Melbourne), Michael Prior (Melbourne), Lynda Roberts (Melbourne), Jodi Rose (Berlin), Sumugan Sivanesan (Sydney), Anna Tautfest (Berlin)

EMERGENCES

Program Gallery
Invalidienstr 115
10115 Berlin

Vernissage: 19:00, 31.01.08
Opening Times: 14-19:00, 01.02.08-06.02.08

TRANSIT LOUNGE is a partner event of transmediale.08 CONSPIRE… and would like to thank the Australia Council for their support.

For more information, please refer to www.transitlounge.org


EVENT

TRANSIT LOUNGE 07 - ONLINE + IN BERLIN


The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

From Feb - June 2007, 16 German and Australian artists will participate in the TRANSIT LOUNGE in Berlin. TRANSIT LOUNGE offers artists from a variety of disciplines (including architecture) the opportunity to collaborate on projects related to transit in both real and virtual space. First held in 2006, the project consists of 2 distinct elements - a series of overlapping 1-month residencies and an online blog where artists can exchange ideas, leave observations, and discuss related themes to the project. Transit Lounge invites you to participate in these transnational conversations by commenting on the blog, http://www.transitlounge.org