Encore is a special three-week show as part of Transmediale’s Satellite program. MMX Open Art Venue finished its last show on December 3, 2010 completing the one-year project. The Berlin audience has asked if there is any way to keep MMX going. Encore will be just that, the last MMX project at Linienstraße in collaboration with transmediale.11-Response: Ability.
How do artists make compelling work in the face of an ever-growing global media saturated society? Encore answers with a range of artworks that question the participatory and existential role of the viewer's experience. With an emphasis on more minimalistic approaches and sensory fundamentals, each room at MMX affirms our daily presence. From Ireland, an unnerving video installation by Cecily Brennan and from Washington, D.C. an interactive video piece by Andy Holtin. Ralph Ammer from München creates responsive video projections that center around the symbol of the house. Icelander Egill Saebjörnsson challenges the spectrum of media art with his minimalistic play involving moving sculptures and light. From the University of Manitoba, Lancelot Coar and Patrick Harrop curate a program of media work coming out of Winnipeg. Lancelot Coar has created a huge, flexible, projectable fabric structure that takes up the whole front courtyard of Linienstraße 142. MMX puts together another international screening program for their big room. Like all good things that must come to an end, Encore allows one last taste of a great project.
Opening night performances by the Berlin based Ebert Brothers and straight from Uruguay, the musician Androoval