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Festival held in Berlin, produced by garage e.V.

'garage is a platform for contemporary art and culture, with a focus on productive support, artistic project development and alternative formats of presentation. After almost ten years of festival work in Stralsund, this approach will consequently be expanded in different places/contexts and with a widened idea of networking.

The festival garage, founded in 1997 in Stralsund, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and organised every year until 2005, presented new concepts in production, presentation and discussion of cultural content. Every year artists, musicians and theorists from Germany and abroad were invited to develop and realise innovative projects. The focus lay on the search for possibilities of art and culture to contribute to a social and cultural developing process.

The networking and cooperation with similarly working institutions in the European and international context had been an important factor for the development of the festival. There were co-productions and artist exchange with such renowned institutions as Mutek Montréal, Public Netbase Wien, Kunstradio Wien, Büro Copernicus, Time’s Up Linz, European Media Art Festival EMAF Osnabrück, transmediale and club transmediale Berlin, Berlin, the international short film festival interfilm Berlin, Singuhr Hörgalerie Berlin, tesla Berlin and others.

garage was founded by Gesine Pagels and Carsten Stabenow.