Press release: FIBER Festival 2015 presents full line-up
Amsterdam based festival assembles audiovisual art, digital culture & electronic music
23 MARCH 2015, A LAB + RADION, AMSTERDAM
SummaryOn May 15 and 16 FIBER returns with the third edition of FIBER Festival, which will take place at A Lab and Radion (Amsterdam). After three years of organising smaller events, such as Coded Matter(s) and Bring Your Own Beamer, the Amsterdam based organisation will present a new edition of its festival as a meeting point for admirers and makers of audiovisual art, digital design and electronic music. The programme is complete and filled with an excellent selection of critical ánd inspiring art, DJs and live acts. Through the theme The Subterranean, visitors will dive into the hidden worlds behind our computer screens.
On 15 and 16 May FIBER returns with the third edition of FIBER Festival, which will take place at A Lab and Radion (Amsterdam). After three years of organising smaller events, such as Coded Matter(s) and Bring Your Own Beamer, the Amsterdam based organisation will present a new edition of its festival as a meeting point for admirers and makers of audiovisual art, digital design and electronic music. The programme is complete and filled with an excellent selection of critical ánd inspiring art, DJs and live acts. Through the theme The Subterranean, visitors will dive into the hidden worlds behind our computer screens.
Expect the following during the two festival days: a symposium in which artists and critics will investigate the pros, cons, and how to’s of the digital age that we nowadays inhabit. The ideas and works of speakers and artists will be contextualised at an exhibition, screenings and a club night with nocturnal installations. At the festival: a.o. talks by; Filip Visnjic, Peter Kirn & Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, DJ sets and live performances by; Felix K, Neel, Convextion, London Modular Alliance & Microseq and artworks, such as Kepler’s Dream and Bitcoincloud.
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// SUMMARY PROGRAMME //
- Exhibition – Fri 15 until Mon 18 May | A Lab | Opening Fri 20:00
- Workshops & Meetups – Fri 15 May | A Lab | 10:00 - 18:00
- Symposium – Sat 16 May | A Lab | 10:00 - 18:00
- AV, & Music Performances - Sat 16 May | Radion | 21:00 - 23:00
- Club Night – Sat 16 May | Radion | 23:00 - 7:00
Symposium, Exhibition and Education | Friday 15 & Saturday 16 May at A Lab
During the symposium and exhibition, cutting-edge artists and progressive researchers and designers will explore the influence of software, code and digital infrastructures on art and society. The installations, talks and workshops investigate the following question: in which ways does the often hidden layer of technology influence our daily lives? And how can we, in return make these structures controllable for ourselves instead of the other way around? With a.o.: Gaspar Battha, Filip Visnjic, Michelle Kasprzak, Dennis de Bel & Roel Roscam-Abbing, Peter Kirn and Matthew Plummer-Fernandez (see full line-up & ticketinfo below and at the festivalwebsite).
Club & Performances | Saturday 16 May at Radion
The evening and night programme at Radion starts with audiovisual- and music performances by local and international talents. Expect to be sucked into a complete Subterranean experience of algorithmic and modular systems, atmospheric visuals and sounds, a film screening gallery, experimental techno and art at night at the industrial club Radion. Field Records will contribute by hosting their own stage, other contributions are: Felix K, London Modular Alliance, Neel, John Osborn en Daniel Berio (see full line-up & ticketinfo below and on the festivalwebsite).
Festival theme The Subterranean
With the theme The Subterranean: Exploring Networked Tools and Matter, FIBER investigates the use of digital tools with which automatic technologies and alternative networks are made and manipulated. The two festival days will be a subterranean journey that will offer a peek into the networked and ‘smart’ landscapes that have emerged from a worldwide explosion of digital technology. Visitors will see new combinations of light, space, data and matter. The dark side of the networked world will be addressed as well: the part where we are followed by invisible powers that follow us through mass surveillance software, colourful apps and online services.
Background info on the festival theme: http://2015.fiberfestival.nl/about/#theme
// FESTIVAL NAMES //
SIMULACRA - Karina Smigla Bobinski [PL/DE], Patterns of Harmony - Gaspar Battha [DE], Disarming Corruptor - Matthew Plummer-Fernandez [UK], Beyond Blood - Sures Kumar [IN/UK], Bitcoincloud - Artistic Bokeh [AT], Trojan Offices - Dries Depoorter [BE], 1194D - Raven Kwok [US], Emerging Colorspace - Sonice development / Julian Adenauer & Michael Haas [DE], Memory - SSBYKH [KR], Portrait - SSBKYH [KR], Kepler’s Dream - Michael Burk & Ann-katrin [DE], FRAMED - FRAMED [US/JP], A CCD Intervention - Thijs van Teijlingen [NL]
AV & Music Performances
London Modular Alliance [UK] *live, False Awakenings (premiere) Microseq [NL] *live audiovisual (more to be announced)
Convextion aka E.R.P. [Matrix, US] *live, Neel [Voices from the Lake / Spectrum Spools, IT], John Osborn [Tanstaafl, DE], Felix K [Dystopian, DE]. FIBER invites Field Records 'Surroudings': Cyspe [Field Records, NL] *live, G-String [Field Records, NL], AHPR [Field Records, NL].
Art at Night: Respire - Mischa Daams [NL], Planet 3778 - Daniel Berio [NL], Screening programme and more...
Michelle Kasprzak (moderator), Hans de Zwart, Femke Herregraven, Michael Dieter. Artist talks door Gaspar Battha, Ralf Baecker Julian Adenauer, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, Frouke ten Velde & Nick Verstand & Onformative en Matthew Plummer-Fernandez. Discussion panel with Filip Visnjic (FRAMED), Matthias Tarasiewiecz and others.
Workshop: Write the Wave (2 days)
Learn how to build a radio station and how to use it as a data transmitting station. Teachers: Dennis de Bel & Roel Roscam Abbing. (Thu 14 & Fr 15 May).
Workshop: Creating Coded Creatures met Processing (1 day)
The basic steps of programming with Processing, and designing an entity in an online world.Teacher: David Jonas.
Workshop: Projecting Visual Worlds on Human Bodies with vvvv (1 day)
Beginners course computer vision and -movement with vvvv, a framework for interactive art and design. Teacher: Christian ‘Mio’ Loclair.
Meetup: Creative Coding AMS meetup & code jam (1 day)
A Meetup for anyone who is interested in creative programming. Hosted by CCA.
Meetup: Create Digital Music – AV Salon (1 day)
Meetup & interview session about technology, club and performing. Hosted by Peter Kirn (CDM).
// FESTIVAL PARTNERS //
FIBER Festival is made possible with the generous support of:
Creative Industries Fund NL
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten (NL)
Fonds Podiumkunsten (NL)
Goethe Institute (NL/DE)
Het Nieuwe Instituut (NL)
We are honoured to partner with:
A Lab & Kulter (NL)
Creative Applications (UK)
Create Digital Music (DE)
The Creators Projects (NL)
Retune Conference (DE)
The School of MAA (DE)
Flemish Culture Centre De Brakke Grond (NL/BE)
Gonzo Circus (NL/BE)
Field Records (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.