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FIBER Festival 2017
Thu, 11 May 2017, 20:00 – Sun, 14 May 2017, 23:00 CEST
FIBER Festival data: 11 - 14 May 2017
FIBER Festival attracts over 50 participating speakers and artists, 2500 visitors and a wide selection of local companies and organizations, who will connect in the city of Amsterdam to create a dense program of audiovisual performances, live/DJ sets, installations, conference talks and labs. Through the lens of cutting-edge artistic works, FIBER explores the impact of technology on culture, society and nature.
Fiber Festival is a day-to-night, digital art and design festival, which includes an exhibition of 15 interdisciplinary artists and designers including, Semiconductor (UK), JODI (NL) & MFP (UK), Quadrature (DE), Ralf Baecker (DE) and Monique Grimond (US/NL), who question and reimagine the relationship between man, technology and matter.
A conference of 30 plus speakers including artist-programmer Memo Akten(TR/UK) , Academic researcher and writer Jussi Parikka (FI/UK) and artist-designer Femke Herregraven (NL), amongst many others, will discuss the influence and applications of bots and artificial intelligence; the relationship between deep time, matter and technology; and the optimisation of thinking’ in our western culture.
This stimulating 3-day programme flows into a 2-night AV & music performance programme, which includes the premiere of The Mylar Topology by British artist Paul Prudence (UK), a hypnotic journey through a liquid universe, and a DJ set by the underground Techno duo natural/electronic.system (IT).
Surrounding this stimulating programme the FIBER Festival hosts 4 workshops including the internationally renowned Choreographic Coding Lab from Motion Bank (The Forsythe Company) and ongoing informal presentations with up and coming artists and makers.
Festival Theme 2017
The theme Prima Materia showcases artists and designers who question and reimagine the relationship between man, technology and matter. Technology has a profound effect on nature and can help us find a sustainable and emotional relation with the earth. At the same time it is getting harder and harder to predict our future as a human race in the context of fast technological developments of things like artificial intelligence, big data and decentralised networks - developments that feel almost like organic, all-encompassing forces of nature. The human scale and the tools that we use to interpret the world with are being radically transformed. We seem to be caught in the middle of invisible forces.
The full FIBER experience includes an extensive two-day program of conference talks, a public exhibition, two nights of AV performances and live electronic music.
Conference: Friday 12/5 & Saturday 13/05 – De Brakke Grond
Concert Evening 1: Friday 12/5 – De Brakke Grond
Concert Evening 2 + Club Night: Saturday 13/5 – Shelter
Closing Evening: Sunday 14/05 – location tbc
Exhibition: Friday 12/5 – Sunday 21/5 – Looiersgracht 60
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 11/05 – Looiersgracht 60 (evening)
Check the full programme at www.fiberfestival.nl
You want the Full FIBER package? Look for the Passe-Partout tickets. This accreditation will give you acces to 1) The FIBER Exhibition Opening on Thursday the 11th of May. 2) The 2-day conference at De Brakke Grond 3)The Music and Performance Night on Friday May 12 at the de Brakke Grond 4) The full Music & Performance night at Club Shelter on Saturday May 13. 5) A Festival Closing at Sunday 14th.
You just want to visit one day? Not a problem! Look for the Conference and Concert tickets. We offer combi tickets that allow you to visit the conference and the music and performance night on the same day. You can chose between a Friday and a Saturday Ticket.
Just want to visit the Conference? Check our Conference tickets. We only sell them by the day. Students get an extra discount.
More of a night person? Visit our Music & Performance nights! On Friday we’ve programmed no less than 3 areas full of music and audiovisual performances at the Brakke Grond! On Saturday we move to Club Shelter were we organize a multisensory Club night.
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We hope to see you all at FIBER Festival 2017!