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Press release: FIBER completes programme for first edition of FIBER Weekends 2018

11 new speakers and performers added to the conference and club programmes

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Donderdag, 15 November 2018

Taking place in Amsterdam on 23 November and 1 December, FIBER Weekends 2018 is a new, decentralized art event dedicated to emerging developments in audiovisual art, electronic music, creative coding, and advanced technologies. Having previously announced performances and talks by Alva Noto, Alan Warburton, Rainer Kohlberger and NKISI, FIBER now completes the Weekends’ programme with the addition of 11 new speakers and performers, including Utrecht-based electronic musician upsammy, Italian interdisciplinary artist TeZ, live-coding performance duo Joana Chicau & Jonathan Reus, American researcher and designer Shailoh Phillips. FIBER Weekends Performance Passes and Day Passes as well as individual event tickets are on sale at fiberweekends.nl/tickets.

8 new speakers for Coded Matter(s) Conference

The Coded Matter(s) Conference brings together interdisciplinary artists, designers, creative coders, engineers and researchers to explore experimental making- and knowing processes. Taking place at Lab 111 on Saturday, 1 December, the conference comprises of four sessions that will navigate questions about Artificial Intelligence, the nature of  technological and ecological complexity, the future of simulation and reflects on strategies to make sense of the world through art and music.

In addition to a keynote by Alan Warburton, FIBER now adds talks and presentations by Italian interdisciplinary artist TeZ, American researcher and designer Shailoh Phillips, live-coding duo Joana Chicau & Jonathan Reus, molecular ecology researcher Xavier Bailley, installation artist Sissel Marie Tonn and artist-designer Waèl el Allouche.

upsammy joins Sensory Shifts: Club & Performance Night

Utrecht-based DJ and producer upsammy has taken the local club scene by storm since releasing her debut Another Place back in March. Blending a mix of sci-inspired techno, intense body music and euphoric experimental electronics, she unleashes mind-melting productions and unique, otherworldly DJ sets, and was tipped as one of the breakout acts at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event by Resident Advisor. upsammy joins an electrifying lineup of audiovisual performances and club sets by NKISI, Szare and CAO & Michael Tan at OT301 on Saturday, 1 December.

Openings of LFS2 and If/Then installations

FIBER Weekends 2018 also presents the openings of LFS2 by Mariska de Groot & Dieter Vandoren and If/Then by Gabey Tjon a Tham. Presented in collaboration with KIKK Festival on Friday, 30 November, LFS2 is an environment formed by a network of elements scattered in space that interact with each other through light and sound signals. The Hague-based artist Gabey Tjon a Tham unveils If/Then at 4Bid Gallery on Saturday, 1 December. Commissioned by FIBER and created with the support of the Crossing Parallels programme (TodaysArt & TU Delft), the installation attempts to make sense of the non-human systems of time that we interact with every day.

Full FIBER Weekends 2018 programme

PART I:

The Rest Is Noise in collaboration with FIBER

Date: Friday 23/11 | 19:30 - 1:00

Location: Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij

Lineup: Alva Noto presents UNIEQAV (live a/v), object blue (live), Valery Vermeulen (lecture-performance), her again and Arif (dj)

PART II:

Coded Matter(s) Conference + Sensory Cinema

Date: Saturday 1/12 | 11:00 - 20:45

Location: Lab111

Lineup: Alan Warburton (keynote), Christian ‘Mio’ Loclair, Kevin Bray, Michelle Kasprzak, NXS WORLD, The Rodina, TeZ, NKISI, Shailoh Phillips, Joana Chicau & Jonathan Reus, Xavier Bailley, Sissel Marie Tonn + Waèl el Allouche

Sensing Shifts: Club + Performance Night

Date: Saturday 1/12 | 21:00 - 05:00

Location: OT301

Lineup: NKISI (live), Szare (DJ), upsammy (DJ), Rainer Kohlberger (live AV), CAO & Michael Tan present The Burial Theme (live AV), Whitespace & Zois Loumakis (DJ & light installation), Vito Willems & Bin Koh (live & light installation)

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Opening LFS2 (2018) by Dieter Vandoren & Mariska De Groot

Date: Friday 30/11

Location: TBA

Opening If/Then (2018) by Gabey Tjon A Tham

Date: Saturday 1/12

Location: 4bid Gallery, OT301

Tickets

FIBER Weekends 2018 Performances Passes (€32) and Day Passes (€30), as well as individual event tickets are available at fiberweekends.nl/tickets

Confirmed Partners

Funding Partners:

FIBER is kindly sponsored by Stimuleringsfonds, Creatieve Industrie, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds Podiumkunsten, and Goethe Institute

Creative Partners: Programme and Location partners

Waag, Crack Magazine, KIKK Festival, Lab111, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, and OT301

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FIBER images are obtained through this link

The FIBER logo can be downloaded here

Credits festival image: Goys & Birls

For more information please contact:

Phil van der Krogt, Marketing & Communications

press@fiber-space.nl | +31(0)624416710

Jarl Schulp, Directeur

jarl@fiber-space.nl | +31(0)641235624

About FIBER

FIBER is an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary organization that presents new developments in audiovisual art, digital culture and experimental electronic music. The team works year round with a vibrant network of artists, designers, researchers and developers to present mind-bending experiences to a broad audience. Special attention goes out to the support of up-and-coming talents across numerous creative disciplines.

In addition to FIBER Weekends 2018, the team organises the biennial FIBER Festival, Coded Matter(s) lecture series, recurring small-scale events and exhibitions, FIBER podcast and Studio Visits in Amsterdam, bringing 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.

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About FIBER

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.

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