Becoming & Transgression

Discourse Module

What use is transgression? What are the affordances of hybridisation? How valuable can experiments with non-conformity be? This day examines the connections between liminality and transgression, as well as the functions and histories of such concepts as tactical tools within various struggles. How do such experiences and practices affect political and cultural divisions? When might they actually lead to significant changes in freedom and permeability; when do they serve to claim unjustifiably neglected rights; when do they become toxic and divisive? As acts of transgression have historically shaped a multitude of artistic, musical, and activist positions and scenes, the increasing appropriation of the concept of transgression by the political right is ever more disturbing. This day thus concludes with a critical discussion of acts of transgression in art and pop culture.

CTM's Transfer programme supports the festival’s vast musical scope. Transfer takes place at Kunstquartier Bethanien and other venues, and ties together the Discourse series of talks, panels, workshops and screenings; the collaborative MusicMakers Hacklab; several public networking events including the Research Networking Day created together with UdK, GMM, and Humboldt University; and the Interstitial Spaces exhibition.

Transfer is funded by Initiative Musik, Senate Department of Culture and Europe, and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Government Agency for Civic Education).

Perspectives on Liminality & Transgression

KQB Studio 1, Fri 31.01.2020, 13:00

Andreas L. Hofbauer, Nadine Hartmann, Edna Bonhomme

Voices Without Bodies: Technology and Trans Music

KQB Studio 1, Fri 31.01.2020, 16:00

Sasha Geffen

How to Rescue Transgression for Progressive Politics

KQB Studio 1, Fri 31.01.2020, 17:00

Aida Baghernejad, Jens Balzer, Malcolm Ohanwe, Juliana Huxtable, Daniel Miller