interfiction XXV / 2018
TOOLS FOR TRANSFOMATION
Something should change? This requires – as in 1968 the now legendary "Whole Earth Catalog" put it – access to tools. 50 years after the year that up till today is associated with an era of protest movements striving for transformation of almost all social realms, this year’s interfiction summit for art, media and network cultures is focussing on TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION. While the so-called digital revolution has long begun to devour its children and to unfold reactionary powers, we are asking for alternatives – and for what we can learn from history to re-load our analogital toolboxes anew.
Artists, video- and filmmakers, designers, programmers and (h)activists, researchers in media and network cultures, and others interested in interdisciplinary exchange are invited to join the conference and to discuss their ideas and projects. Moreover, the interfiction DIY-Lab will offer opportunities to test, to share and to develop how-tos and know-how in practice as well.
Call for contributions and further information: www.interfiction.org
interfiction, a yearly workshop symposium, has been part of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival since 1995. As the interdisciplinary section of the festival, interfiction’s aim is to bring together artists and scholars, theorists and practitioners in one event, in order to deal with the complex field of art, media and net culture together. Every year there is a new topic of focus. Based on the pressing questions of the issues, projects and hypothesis are presented and discussed, while workshops and talks enable a concentrated exchange, which is supposed to lead to a deeper reflection and show new perspectives.
interfiction is a forum for the exchange, networking and cooperation of producers of theory practice. The main structure of the event is reflected in the wish to function as a “temporary laboratory” – not only a platform for ideas and projects but to enable a direct and productive discussion about questions and problems which are essential to the participants.
Head of the section is Dr. Verena Kuni, professor for Visual Culture at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main.