FIBER Festival returns in June for a state-of-the-art programme of audiovisual art & music, technology and ecology in Amsterdam Noord

Exhibition: 8 — 19 June 2022

FIBER Festival 2022: 16 — 19 June 2022

AMSTERDAM Tuesday 12 April - Spread over 12 days, the Amsterdam based FIBER Festival returns in June with an international programme of emerging and renowned artists, researchers and musicians. Fanned out across multiple unique locations, the organisation creates a meeting place for everyone interested in state-of-the-art audiovisual works and performances, daring conversations about art and society, and experimental electronic music. FIBER Festival has always been a platform for emerging artists to present their inquisitive work and refreshing views, and this year will be no different. The festival continues its exploration of the theme Mutation.

From June 8th, the festival exhibition with a collection of works opens its doors for twelve days at culture hub Dokzaal. The exhibition explores new relationships between humankind, nature and technology in an age of radical earth changes.

A week later, from 16 to 19 June, the core programming of FIBER Festival 2022 takes over Amsterdam-Noord. Visitors will dive into a multi-evening performance programme happening at Likeminds and NDSM’s MACA, a brand new space for audiovisual culture and film, founded by Eye Filmmuseum. The two-day conference at Likeminds is full of talks and conversations which will focus on art, design and music practices in relation to the festival theme Mutation. On Saturday night FIBER presented a mesmerising club night at Garage Noord. 

On May 20th, FIBER kicks off their festival season with The Rest Is Noise at Muziekgebouw; a concert night with showcases from leading international artists operating between music and audiovisual art. The annual collaboration is traditionally scheduled in the first week of January, but could not take place due to covid. This edition is the first one in two years.

After last year’s festival edition we will deepen our understanding about the future of humankind with the festival theme Mutation (Part II). The programme will reveal the mutating relations between humans, nature and technology as questioned and captured by arts and design. This time, zooming in and out on the collisions between worldviews, the material nature and planetary scales of computation, industrial and spiritual realms and proposals for different types of futures. Artists, musicians, researchers and performers will share their beliefs and speculations on mutation through sound, image, space, and sensory experiences.

What does the future of humanity look like under the influence of a radically changing earth and the inseparable adaptations of its modern society? Are we, forced by global warming and planetary-wide technological demands, able to steer towards a new post-human world; one in which man is no longer the center of reality? Through artistic explorations, we will offer mind-altering perspectives.

The installations, performances, live sets and lectures provide thoughts and strategies for adaptation or rejection of current modes of living.

The first programme release will follow mid April. 

Programme overview

Muziekgebouw: FIBER x The Rest Is Noise | Concert Evening | Fri May 20

Exhibition Opening: Dokzaal | Wed June 8

Exhibition: June 8 – 19

Festival opening: Keynote & Performance programme | Likeminds | Thu June 16

Festival Conference: June 18 + 19 | Likeminds

Music & Performance Programma: June 17 + 18 | MACA

Club Night: Sat June 18 | Garage Noord

Professionals programme: Fri June 17

Closing Night: Listening Event | murmur | Sun June 19

Links

Read more on the theme here: https://www.fiberfestival.nl/about

Tickets are now for sale via https://www.fiberfestival.nl/tickets

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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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