transmediale 2020 End to End reevaluates the role of networks as technological, social, and artistic infrastructure and their limits: it will outline potential futures of the network society and beyond. The 33rd festival edition includes the month-long exhibition The Eternal Network at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the two-day symposium at Volksbühne Berlin as well as the Film & Video Day, the Student Forum, and the workshop program.

Festival Outline

28.01. – 01.03: Exhibition, HKW

Tue, 28.01.: Opening, HKW
Wed, 29.01.: Student Forum, HKW
Thu, 30.01.: Film & Video Day, HKW
Fri, 31.01. – Sat, 01.02.: Symposium, Volksbühne Berlin


Exhibition – The Eternal Network
28.01 – 01.03.2020, HKW

The Eternal Network presents historical and contemporary artistic positions that question cultural and technological networks and rethink them in relation to contemporary urgencies.

Student Forum
29.01.2020, HKW

The second Student Forum is directed at students who would like to expand their festival experience of transmediale End to End. Through participative and dialogue-based formats such as artist presentations, guided tours, and discussion panels, the Student Forum aims to bring together the interdisciplinary perspectives of transmediale 2020 in order to prompt a vital exchange between the participating students. Read more

Film & Video Day
30.01.2020, HKW

The Film & Video Day follows the theme of transmediale 2020 End to End with a focus on online video cultures and how they have changed over time. The Film & Video Day introduces both artistic and documentary perspectives into the discourse on the history and future of digital networks, as mirrored in the transformation of online video cultures. The film and video program includes a feature film, a selection of short films, talks, and lectures. Read more

31.01. – 01.02.2020, Volksbühne Berlin

Over two intensive days of in-depth exchange, as well as screenings and performances, more than 50 artists and thinkers will examine networks as social, technological, and artistic infrastructures. Looking back at an era of network idealism, they will ask if the network is still a viable model to react to urgent challenges such as climate change and the consequences of artificial intelligence—and what a future beyond the network society might look like. Read more