-- Dutch press release here --
On Tuesday September 10, FIBER presents the first edition of “Coded Matter(s)”, together with Flemish Art Centre De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam). Coded Matter(s) is a new series of events exploring the explosion of digital processes taking place in hybrid art, design and music and the ripples this causes. During these events artists, designers, musicians and other creatives will demonstrate the limitless possibilities offered by digital systems and creative coding platforms for the creation of visual art, generative design, interactive installations, multi-sensory performances and enchanting scenography.
The first edition of Coded Matter(s), called “Unfolding Space”, will focus on the development of interactive and sensory spaces. Software is now managing parts of our city and even influencing the way we interact socially. New ways of experiencing space are arising with the use of sensors, projections and mobile technology. Artists and designers are responding to this with room-sized installations, interactive dance performances and ‘augmented’ environments. These developments are completely transforming our perceptions of space and media. Expect an evening with talks by internationally renowned artist group LAb[au] (Laboratory for Architecture and Urbanism, founded in Belgium) and Dutch researcher of media and urban culture Michiel de Lange, the dance performance “Trinity” by Barcelona-based Electronic Performers and showcases by Daniel Berio and others. More names will be announced soon.
Background info Coded Matter(s)
Coded Matter(s) is an ongoing collaborative series and will function as a platform for bringing together frontrunners within the many creative disciplines. Furthermore, FIBER aims to open up these developments and make them accessible to a broad audience, giving them a unique opportunity to experience the possibilities and tools. Within this series groundbreaking interactive installations, process based design, audiovisual dance and music performances, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) platforms, data art and digital scenography
Together with Flemish Arts Centre ‘De Brakke Grond’ FIBER has put together the first two high-energy evening programmes with talks, showcases and performances. The programmes will show how artists create connections within their work between human expression, technology, computer generated data and their physical surroundings. Coded Matter(s) sets out to explore how creatives use technology to enable new forms of artistic expression.
Coded Matter(s) is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL, De Brakke Grond, CJP
Event #1: Unfolding Space
Date: September 10, 2013
Location: De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Time: 20:30 – 23:30 (Doors 20:00)
Price: Door € 12 / Online pre-sale € 10 / CJP € 8
CJP-card has to be shown at the event. No card, pay extra.
Tickets are sold through the website of De Brakke Grond
Tickets link: http://www.brakkegrond.nl/programma/973/Coded_Matter_s_/_1_Unfolding_Space/
Media & websites
Event site: http://www.codedmatters.nl
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/380806578688146
Twitter: @fiberfestival / Event Hashtag: #codedmatters
FIBER website: http://www.fiber-space.nl
De Brakke Grond: http://www.brakkegrond.nl
FIBER is a Dutch interdisciplinary organisation, that presents new developments in audiovisual art, digital culture and the experimental and deeper corners of electronic music. The team works year round with a vibrant network of artists, designers, researchers and developers, who aspire to introduce mind bending experiences to a broad audience. Special attention goes out to the support of up and coming talents across numerous creative disciplines.
Next to small-scale events and exhibitions, the team organises the recurring FIBER Festival in Amsterdam, which brings together a diverse crowd of new talent, established artists and curious visitors. FIBER aims to explore hybrid forms of art, the power of media- and network technology, and encourages an exchange of views between the makers and their audience. With the festival, the exhibitions, an online platform and the series of events, FIBER functions as a platform where artists are given a chance to meet one another, connect to a broader audience and share their knowledge. As such FIBER also acts as a matchmaker and connects talented artists and performers to a variety of assignments and projects.
One of the most important characteristics of FIBER's undertakings is the determination to expose mesmerizing, immersive experiences and aesthetic imaginings that invite, astonish, and question the audience.