(Im)possible Worlds, exhibition, 23/08 – 28/09

FIBER exhibits up-and-coming audiovisual artists at NIMk

03 AUGUST 2012, NETHERLANDS MEDIA ART INSTITUTE (NIMK), AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
FIBER, Amsterdam based audiovisual network festival, has been invited by the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) to curate an exhibition that reflects artistic developments within their network of up-and-coming audiovisual artists and designers. The exhibition ‘(Im)possible Worlds’ will run from August 23rd until September 28th. On Thursday evening, August 23rd. ‘(Im)possible Worlds’ will open with a full audiovisual programme.
FIBER, the Amsterdam based audiovisual network festival, has been invited by the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) to curate an exhibition that reflects current artistic developments within their network of up-and-coming audiovisual artists and designers. The exhibition ‘(Im)possible Worlds’ will run from August 23rd until September 28th at Platform 2.
On Thursday evening, August 23rd, ‘(Im)possible Worlds’ will open with a full programme that consists of a real-time sculpture performance with surround sound ('Integration.04') by Dieter Vandoren and an ambient music set played on two Nintendo DS’s by AuxPulse. FIBER DJ’s Dubberdink and Fafi Fabi will conclude the night with some deep electronic sounds.

The five installations in ‘(Im)possible Worlds’ blend the physical real with the virtual nature of the computerized world, resulting in new realities that might be perceived as material, but remain intangible. In the case of moving images, the apparatus acts as a mediator between the (im)possible worlds displayed and the tactile and emotional experiences they invoke in the audience. Using computer systems, the interdisciplinary artists construct audiovisual and material representations of light, sound, movement and space, that allow the experience of alternative notions of reality.

With the on-going meta-art project 'Databooth' by Sietse van der Meer (FIBER) and Heinze Havinga (Left Foot Media) FIBER also presents these works in the virtual domain. Real-time data from the artworks is harvested and shared as open datasets on COSM, making this the first exhibition with its own API. Developers are free to use this input to create new works of art.

Another manner for new media artists to unleash their creativity, is by developing artistic applications. Artists like Rutger Muller and Peter Kirn have therefore been invited to curate an app-gallery with artistic tools that are just a touch away.

NIMk and FIBER invite everyone to join the opening of ‘(Im)possible Worlds’ and to explore the installations, meet the artists and enjoy the performances at the wonderful building that (for now), still houses the NIMk.

More information about the exhibited works, artists and opening programme can be found below and on the NIMk and FIBER websites: http://www.nimk.nl / http://www.fiber-space.nl
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Opening
Date: Thursday, August 23rd
Location: Platform 2 at the Netherlands Media Art Institute (second floor)
Address: Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam
Time: 18:30 - 23:30

Programme

  • Integration.04 – Dieter Vandoren
    Realtime sculpture in space, light and sound, 2012
  • AuxPulse
    Ambient and IDM liveset on two Nintendo DS’s
  • Q&A with artists
  • Music by FIBER: Dubberdink (DJ) & Fafi Fabi (DJ)
Exhibition (works on display)
  • SCHWARM – Nicolas Andreas Fischer
    Generative software process, 2012, Dimensions variable
  • ))))) repetition at my distance – Gabey Tjon A Tham
    Kinetic/light/sound installation, 2012
  • Sound Of Signals – Leon Lubberdink & Robin Koek
    Six-channel interactive sound sculpture, 2012
  • PLPLPL.PL PT.9: (Lost presence) - Matthias Oostrik
    Interactive installation, 2012
  • Virtual Growth – Lieven van Velthoven
    Interactive projection mapping installation, 2010
  • Databooth – Sietse van der Meer (FIBER) & Heinze Havinga (Left Foot Media)
    Data/art project, ongoing
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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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