Starting on the 27th August, the Media Facades Festival is a pan-European event that brings visual images to urban screens and media facades, using the internet and new technology. As well as Berlin, the other host cities that will take part in the different “joint broadcasting events” are Brussels, Helsinki, Liverpool, Linz, Madrid and Budapest.
The idea, according to the organisers is to …
show especially developed art projects in Europe-wide Joint Broadcasting Events which aspire to share dreams of the different cities and report about local issues and exchange peoples’ stories and ideas. The media facades will be transformed into local stages and open a global window for cultural and societal processes to create a dialogue and connect the local public virtually with the other places throughout Europe.
Sounds funky. The main locations in Berlin are the Panorama Hall and a large rear projection window at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, which is on the Dorotheenstrasse, not far from Friedrichstrasse Station…take the Tram M1 from Rosenthaler Platz. The Festival will also be using the large Nightscreen Gasometer in the South of Berlin, and the screens of Berliner Fenster, which you can watch on the city U-Bahns.
For more information on the festival, check out the website.