With great pleasure we can finally announce FIBER will join forces with KIKK festival in Namur (Belgium) from November 3 to 5, 2016. The sixth edition of KIKK offers an international programme of art, design, technology and creativity. This year KIKK invites FIBER to present a selection of Dutch artists from their network who are connected to this year’s theme ‘Interference’. Check out their brand new website here.
FIBER x KIKK Programme
– Nicky Assmann & Joris Strijbos – Fading Shadows (installation)
– Mike Rijnierse & Rob Bothof – CUBE (installation)
– Nicky Assmann (keynote)
– Dennis de Bel & Roel Roscam-Abbing – Spectrum Scanning: an introduction to Software Defined Radio (2 day workshop)
Alongside the public programme KIKK and FIBER organise a network moment to introduce art professionals, design studios, cultural organizations and festival partners from both networks to each other. This informal meetup will take on Friday evening, November 4th (from 6:45 PM) during the KIKK.closing drinks at the Théâtre Foyer. Please come and share, mingle and of course, drink a few Belgian beers with us!
Why this project?
This project is part of a new network of European festival and platforms, who are connecting their artistic programmes, research facilities and residency opportunities to co-create new artistic productions and match-making programmes. One of the network goals of the network will be the presentation of local artists in different festivals to stimulate the exchange of unique knowledge, skills and research areas. By connecting these elements with a series of projects across this European network, FIBER and its partners are building a long-term talent development programme, and thus grow an environment to launch new artistic productions.
KIKK is a unique FREE event taking place over 3 days, in 7 different venues, all located in the center of Namur, a small historic city in Wallonia, the french speaking region of Belgium. Last year, the festival attracted 8,000 people from more than 40 countries to a program including conferences, workshops, masterclasses, art exhibitions & commissions, a market area (with startups, makers, and DIY hardware & electronics projects), screenings, performances and concerts.