Introducing FIBER Weekends 2018

FIBER introduces the programme for the inaugural edition of FIBER Weekends

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We are proud to present the latest addition to the FIBER family: FIBER Weekends 2018, a new, decentralized art event dedicated to emerging developments in audiovisual art, electronic music, performances, creative coding, and advanced technologies.

The inaugural edition of FIBER Weekends 2018 takes place at Amsterdam venues Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Lab111 and OT301 on 23 November and 1 December. It features an expansive programme of live audiovisual performances, immersive installations, an extended conference edition of our Coded Matter(s) series, and the Sensory Shifts club night.

The Theme

Entitled, Sensing Beyond | Beyond Sensing – Performing the Space Between Human and Alien, the inaugural edition of FIBER Weekends investigates the ‘act of art and performance’ and how it can present alternative ways to make ‘sense’ of our complex and often alienating world. Advanced simulation technologies, algorithms and AI systems propel human activity into alien terrain and dimensions. At the same time – in the midst of an impending climate crisis – we are slowly coming to terms with the need to fundamentally reconnect human activities with other living and nonliving beings. FIBER Weekends 2018 invites you to experience the search for new ways of sensing, building and knowing the world.

The Programme

The first edition of FIBER Weekends encompasses three main events and exhibitions of two immersive installations.

23 Nov | Opening concert at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ

FIBER Weekends 2018 opens with a night of mesmerizing live performances at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ on Friday, 23 November. Presented in collaboration with The Rest Is Noise, the opening concert sees pioneering German sound and visual artist Alva Noto unveil the Dutch premiere of his latest project, UNIEQAV, a live set by Beijing-born DJ and producer object blue, and a lecture-performance by Belgian electronic musician and mathematician Valery Vermeulen.

1 Dec | Coded Matter(s) Conference at Lab111

On Saturday, 1 December, we host a special, extended conference edition of our Coded Matter(s) series at Lab111. The very last installment of the series and the conclusion of the ongoing World Building trilogy, Coded Matter(s): Sensing Beyond |Beyond Sensing comprises four sessions and features a keynote by British filmmaker and software artist Alan Warburton, as well as talks and performances by German media artist and choreographer Christian ‘Mio’ Loclair, Amsterdam-based performance designers The Rodina, and French CGI artist and Rijksakademie resident Kevin Bray.

1 Dec | Sensory Shifts: Club + Performance Night at OT301

FIBER Weekends 2018 concludes with Sensory Shifts, a physical and audiovisual club and performance night at OT301. Navigating disparate realms of electronic music amidst immersive audiovisual worlds and flashing clouds of haze, the night features electrifying sets by NON Records co-founder NKISI and Manchester bass-techno veterans Szare as well as a/v performances by CAO & Michael Tan, Whitespace & Zois Loumakis, and Amsterdam-based duo Vito Willems & Bin Koh.

30 Nov – 2 Dec | Immersive Installations

As part of FIBER Weekends 2018, we are also presenting the openings of two new installations: LSF2 by Mariska de Groot & Dieter Vandoren and If/Then by Gabey Tjon a Tham. Presented in collaboration with KIKK Festival on Friday, 30 November, LFS2 is an environment formed by a network of elements scattered in space that interact with each other through light and sound signals. The Hague-based artist Gabey Tjon a Tham unveils If/Then at 4Bid Gallery on Saturday, 1 December. Commissioned by FIBER and created with the support of the Crossing Parallels programme (TodaysArt & TU Delft), the installation attempts to make sense of the non-human systems of time that we interact with daily.

Purchase tickets and learn more at FiberWeekends.nl