Welcome to the ikono On Air Festival

Posted September 6th, 2013 under Festival

Welcome to the ikono On Air Festival

From the 6th to 29th September 2013, the ikono On Air Festival will air a daily program of international video art, featuring artworks from stars including Bill Viola, Brian Eno, Alfredo Jaar or Anthony McCall and over 200 additional established and emerging artists.

6th of September -> Opening Event at .chb in Berlin

The ikono On Air Festival will present contemporary perspectives on film, video art, and other time-based art forms from the last decades in conjunction with video clips showing art from antiquity until today. Check out the list of artists over here.

The ikono On Air Festival will be broadcasted in over 30 countries around the world and will also be available online via the new ikono livestream.

The festival will be made available to the general public through our broadcasting partners with events and screenings in a number of venues in Berlin including Restaurant Berlin Moscow and Volksbar Berlin, and will also be screened in a number of international cultural spaces and events including the Ars Electronica Festival Linz (AUT), Art Rio (BR), Channels Film Festival Melbourne (AUS) and many more.

Participating Curators

The ikono On Air Festival takes place under the guidance of festival director Jack Pam and in collaboration with leading art professionals. See the complete list here.


The ikono On Air Festival cooperates with a number of international institutions, including A + A Centro Espositivo Sloveno (IT), Ars Electronica (AUT), Artconnect Berlin (DGER), Art Rio (BR), Artstack (UK), Aut Aut Gallery (BR), AV-arkki (FI), Centre Pompidou (F), Circuit (NZ), Channels Film Festival (AUS), Collegium Hungaricum (DGER), Connecting Cities (GER), Edge of Arabia (UK), Import Projects (GER), LIMA (NL), MELD (GR), Momentum (GER), Node Center for Curatorial Studies (GER), PLATOON KUNSTHALLE (GER), Preview Berlin (GER), Public Art Lab (GER), QUT (AUS), (s)edition (UK), SUPERMARKT (GER), W33 (GER).


The ikono On Air Festival will be available via
• ikono Global Livestream (online in September 2013) via www.ikono.org on SmartTV and all mobile devices such as Smart Phones, tablets and
• ikonoTV (IPTV, SmartTV) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Red Bull Media House/Kathrein Smart TV-Sat-Receiver UFS 924
in France with Free, Channel 150 (from September 2013)
• ikonoMENASA (Satellit, IPTV, SmartTV) in the Middle East, in North Africa and South Asia with ArabSat (Satellite: BADR-5, Frequency: 11785 MHz, Polarisation: V, SR:27500KS/s, FEC 3/4)
- in the United Arab Emirates with Etisalat, Channel 484
- in Dubai with Du, Channel 410
- in Beirut with Solidere IPTV Broadband Network, Channel 232
- in Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Tunisia, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia with Ooredoo (from autumn 2013).

Images above:
Middle: Anthony McCall, Landscape for Fire, 1972, 16mm film, 6’55’’ (still) © Anthony McCall / Courtesy of Galerie Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Bottom: Joe Hamilton, Hyper Geography, 2011 Video, 1’00’’ (still) © Joe Hamilton Courtesy of the Artist