Amsterdam based audiovisual arts and music festival FIBER announces its 8th edition: a meeting place for groundbreaking digital culture from 11 to 14 May 2023.

Early Bird tickets are on sale! 

From 11 to 14 May 2023, the Amsterdam based FIBER Festival returns with a four-day multi-sensory festival programme spread over unique indoor locations in Amsterdam; from the majestic Concertgebouw to the industrial sheds of the recently opened Door Open Space. What to expect? An eventful programme including audiovisual performances, electronic music, a club night, a two-day symposium on art in relation to pressing technological and ecological issues and a four-day exhibition showcasing both installations and video art. In addition to the public programme, the second edition of the Audiovisual Art Assembly will take place; a day entirely dedicated to education and exchange between professional makers and students within the context of unique making processes behind contemporary audiovisual art, performance and design projects. 

On Wednesday 10 May, FIBER Festival opens its festival exhibition at Door Open Space; the brand-new 3000 m2 industrial culture hub on the NDSM site. The large building will show a selection of audiovisual artworks that invite visitors to experience the world in a radically different way. On Thursday 11 May, the official festival opening takes place at the Concertgebouw, with a mixture of electronic and classical music. On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May, visitors can immerse themselves in a nightly line-up of (audiovisual) performances by both leading and emerging musicians and DJs. For the music and performance programme, FIBER collaborates with the new venue Noordwaards and club Garage Noord. On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May, artists, researchers and scientists will meet at the symposium at the Brakke Grond for discussions on current themes - from technology to ecology - within our contemporary society.

FIBER's festival programme is still in development. The first names on the line-up will be announced in mid-February and the full festival programme will be launched in March. Want to be the first to reserve your tickets? Sharply priced Early Bird tickets are still on sale for another two weeks at www.fiberfestival.nl 

About FIBER Festival

Since its first edition in 2011 at club Trouw Amsterdam, FIBER brought together visual culture, electronic music and club culture.The festival builds bridges between art/music lovers and an international programme of artistic makers, critical researchers, creative coders, DJs and live performers. Together, they experience the latest developments in digital culture and electronic music, with a special attention to emerging talent. FIBER Festival acts as a meeting place, while giving visitors tools to interface with  our rapidly changing world. Through lectures, artist talks and interviews – that form the in-depth programme behind all art installations and music/performance programmes – FIBER focuses on the impact of technology on humans, and how technological developments are intertwined with the ecological reality of our planet.

What can be seen/heard during the festival?

The festival theme will be announced in mid-February. But, FIBER can already share something: during the four days visitors will discover different ways of listening as a critical medium for experiencing our living environment differently. The festival will show a rich selection of installations, talks and live sets in relation to the festival theme. 

The programme 

Opening Concert | Thursday 11 May (evening) | Concertgebouw

FIBER kicks off its 8th festival edition on Thursday evening 11 May with an opening concert in the Concertgebouw's Kleine Zaal, in collaboration with Entrée. 

Music, Performance, Club | Friday 12 May & Saturday 13 May (evening & night)

During the Friday and Saturday programme you will explore an (inter)national selection of audiovisual performances, experimental DJ sets and the mix of music and visual art at the locations Noordwaards (Friday) and Garage Noord (Saturday). 

Audiovisual Art Assembly | Friday 12 May | Location: TBA

As a precursor to the symposium, the Audiovisual Art Assembly shares knowledge about unique making processes behind contemporary audiovisual art, performance and design. FIBER's Audiovisual Art Assembly connects professional makers, thinkers, students and organisers. The programme is open to anyone with an interest in new forms of culture.

Symposium | Saturday 13 May & Sunday 14 May | Brakke Grond 

FIBER's two-day symposium offers a wide range of lectures, interviews, listening sessions and talks. Discover the work of leading and emerging artists, designers, musicians and researchers and learn more about the ways in which their practice addresses innovative technological developments and important ecological, social and cultural issues.  

Exhibition | Wednesday 10 May to Sunday 14 May | Door Open Space 

Prior to the official opening of the festival, FIBER will open its doors for the exhibition at Door Open Space on Wednesday 10 May (afternoon). The exhibition can be seen daily from Thursday 11 May to Sunday 14 May.

Event information

Date: 11 - 14 May 2023

Venues: Door Open Space (Exhibition | 10 - 14 May), Concertgebouw (Opening Concert | 11 May), Noordwaarts (Music, Performance | 12 & 13 May), Garage Noord (Club night | 13 May), Brakke Grond (Symposium | 13 & 14 May). 

Tickets: Early Birds are now on sale 

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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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