FIBER & De Brakke Grond present Coded Matter(s) #9: High Fidelity full programme

On 18 June FIBER will present its next event at De Brakke Grond: Coded Matter(s) #9: High Fidelity. This edition of the popular event series will feature an immersive evening of presentations and discussions, alongside an advanced two-day workshop. The theme ‘High Fidelity’ will focus on the powerfully interconnected relationship between light, code, calibration and resolution. FIBER now presents the full programme line up, including details on the speakers, workshop, and ticketing.

WORKSHOP: ‘Ways of Seeing (with Computers)’

The two-day workshop will take place 17 and 18 June in the studio of De Brakke Grond.Led by forerunner Elliot Woods of Seoul-based art studio Kimchi and Chips, this hands-on programme will present an advanced introduction to Rulr, an open source node-based application for calibrating artistic devices with the physical world. Workshop participants will work in groups to conceive and build a model scene using projectors, structured light scanning and volumetric shading techniques, as well as simple materials such as thread, paper, and foam board. Expect exciting results: new ways to draw in the air, develop volumetric canvases and build semi-material sculptures. More details on this intensive workshop can be found here.

Workshop applications close this Friday, 12 June.


Rosa Menkman [NL] // Keynote Presentation

Since 2007, Netherlands-based glitch artist Rosa Menkman has honed her study of ‘glitch ecologies’ through both performances and static work. In her presentation, Rosa will focus on the productive consequences of these ‘accidental’ visual artifacts: glitches provide important insight into the obscured politics of media resolutions.

Steven Puttemans [BE] // Presentation

Belgium-based computer vision researcher and member of the EAVISE research group (KU Leuven) Steven Puttemans specialises in artificial intelligence, automated computer vision, biometrics, and robotics. At Coded Matter(s) #9 Steven will showcase his active research projects TOBCAT: Industrial Applications of Object Categorisation, and 3D4SURE--an investigation into the rise of sensor technology in geo-surveying, and the evolution towards 3D models of geo-imaging.

Elliot Woods [UK] // Keynote Presentation

Manchester-born digital media artist, technologist, curator, and educator Elliot Woods is best known from his work with Seoul-based art studio Kimchi and Chips. Alongside leading the workshop, Elliot will also deliver a keynote presentation on his most recent project “Light Barrier II,” the extraordinary installation which received an Honorable Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2015, and was met with great critical acclaim at STRP Festival.

Prins & van Boven [NL] // Presentation

The Dutch artist duo Gert-Jan Prins & Martijn van Boven bring together their respective expertise in sound and vision to create pieces ranging from live performances and compositions to collaborative installations. At Coded Matter(s) #9 expect an exciting presentation on their currently developing project: ‘Black Smoking Mirror,’ a laser capable of making light engravings on an inflammable canvas.

Michelle Kasprzak [CA] // Moderator

Currently based in Amsterdam, curator, writer, and frequent FIBER collaborator Michelle Kasprzak is the founder of leading art curation blog, and frequently contributes to media outlets such as Wired UK, BBC, CBC, and Rhizome. This event will see her return to her beloved role as Moderator.


  • Prix Ars Electronica 2015 recently awarded Elliot Woods an Honorary Mention for his stunning light installation ‘Light Barrier II’, which he will be discussing in his keynote.
  • Rosa Menkman discusses her successful Brooklyn exhibition ‘institutions of Resolution Disputes [iRD]’ in this exclusive interview
  • Steven Putteman’s vast code repository provides a fitting introduction into his cutting-edge work at EAVISE research group. 


Evening Programme Information
Date: 18 June 2015
Time: 20:00 - 23:00 | Doors: 19:30
Location: De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Evening Programme Tickets
Door €16
Online €14
CJP & Students €12

Coded Matter(s) #9: High Fidelity Tickets

Workshop Information
Date: 17 & 18 June 2015
Time: 10.30 - 17.00 hrs
Price: €160,- regular / €125,- discount (students/CJP) *Price includes lunch
Instructor: Elliot Woods
Level: Advanced Calibration
Location: De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Tickets are sold through the website of De Brakke Grond. CJP and student cards will be checked at the door. More details will be announced soon via the Coded Matter(s) website and social media.

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Coded Matter(s) is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL


FIBER is an Amsterdam based 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.