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Fiber
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15+16May

THE SUBTERRANEAN

15+16 May 2015 at
Radion & A LAB, Amsterdam

Audiovisual Art
Digital Culture &
Music

The place for artists, performers and visitors to experience cutting-edge audiovisual art, design, electronic music and code, at the forefront of contemporary digital culture.

EXHIBITION 15 till 18 May
WORKHOPS & MEETUP 15 May
SYMPOSIUM 16 May
AV & MUSIC PERFORMANCES 16 May
CLUB NIGHT 16 May

At the third edition of FIBER you’ll wander through the hidden spaces behind our networked worlds. We’ll present them to you in moving music & AV performances, immersive art installations and screenings. There will also be an enlightening symposium and a set of workshops - primarily aimed at students and professional creators.

This festival functions as a meeting place where a mixture of young professionals and experienced makers can present their work, share ideas and connect with their audiences. Below you can read more about this year’s theme The Subterranean.

First Festival Names

Matthew Plummer-Fernandez (UK) (keynote & exhibition) / Dries Depoorter (BE) Trojan Offices (installation) Mischa Daams (NL) Respire (installation) / Gaspar Battha (DE/HU) Patterns of Harmony (installation)
Filip Visnjic (UK) FRAMED Panel / Michael Dieter (DE/NL) (keynote) / FRAMED (US/JP)
ANIMA project (NL/DE) Ten Velden, Verstand and onformative (artist talk) / Hans de Zwart (NL) Bits of Freedom (keynote)
Dennis de Bel & Roel Roscam Abbing (NL) Write the Wave (workshop)
Creative Coding Meetup AMS (pitches & code jam) and many more to come...

Dries
Depoorter
(BE)
Mischa
Daams
(NL)
Gaspar
Battha
(DE)
Filip
Visnjic
(UK)
Dennis
de Bel
(NL)
Matthew
Plummer-Fernandez
(UK)
ANIMA
(NL/DE)
Creative Coding Meetup
AMS

More Announcements soon

These first names will participate within the day programme (exhibition, symposium, meetup) at A-Lab. Performance and club line-up at Radion will be announced soon.

15+16 May 2015
Radion & A Lab
Amsterdam,nl

Festival Theme

With ‘Subterranean; Exploring Networked Tools and Matter’ FIBER researches – together with makers, thinkers and our festival visitors – groundbreaking forms of art that offer a peek into a networked and ‘smart’ landscape which has emerged from a worldwide explosion of digital technology.

We focus on the question: What is the influence of this often invisible technological layer, fusing with our daily lives. Which worlds, processes and entities lay hidden behind the surface of our computer screens and ‘smart’ user products?

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Join us to descend into The Subterranean, the underneath secret, hidden worlds, and get to the bottom of invisible processes. Where artists and designers develop complex (soft- and hardware) tools, traversing big datasets, creating new landscapes, building up from new configurations of digital and physical matter. These undeniable expressions allow us to experience data, light, matter and space in a unique way, and allow us to experience different and new types of sensibilities.

At the same time, we can’t deny the dark side of the networked landscape. With several devices embedded in our surroundings and connected to the internet, the question arises how these developments influence our private, social and cognitive actions as human-beings. How can we come to terms with the development of ‘smart’ technology that invades and takes over human functionalities? And how do these developments relate to mass-surveillance by governments and corporations in the post-Snowden era? Sensors, software and algorithms function outside the human reach, yet, they control our perception of reality and structure our surroundings. The new landscape consists of hybrid matter that connects the human to the non-human.

Our theme The Subterranean: Exploring Networked Tools and Matter shows how artists and designers, equipped with their digital tools, explore and excavate the corners and tunnels of the digital, showing the pitfalls and poetics of the hidden technological layers. They show us digital entities, methods and strategies to tap into the dark, they share their critical observations and teach us how to be invisible or ‘hack’ a system to subsume it to your own benefit. The Subterranean could thus be perceived as a double world, representing light and dark, the visible and invisible, the utopian and dystopian. We invite you to descend.

“Any landscape is the condition of the spirit.”
Henri Frederic Amiel (Philosopher, Poet)

Radion

Performance & club night

A Lab

Exhibition, Symposium, Education

Festival Tickets

Full Ticket

Get full access to FIBER festival 2015 to enjoy immersive experiences made by forward-thinking artists and researchers. Expect a mixture of up-and-coming and renowned makers who will present their work and share ideas. Get on board!

€ 32.00 CJP / Student Discount: € 28.00

Symposium & Creative Talks – Saturday 16/05, 10.00 - 18.00 – Venue t.b.a.
AV & Music Performances – Saturday 16/05, 21.00 - 07.00 – Venue: Radion
Club Night – Saturday 16/05, 23.00 - 07.00 – Venue: Radion

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Also FREE access to:
Festival exhibition – Friday 15/05 (from 20:00) - Monday 18/05 – Venue: A LAB
Meetups – Friday 15/05, 10:00 - 18:00 – Venue: A LAB

Discount tickets: CJP membership & Student Cards
will be checked at the door

Symposium

A gathering of forward-thinking artists, designers and researchers meets a passionate audience. One fully packed day of keynotes, panels and artist talks addressing the The Subterranean festival theme. Presented by Coded Matter(s).

€ 20.00 CJP / Student Discount: € 15.00

Symposium & Creative Talks – Saturday 16/05, 10.00 - 18.00 – Venue t.b.a.

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Performance Evening & Clubnight

A combined ticket to get lost in The Subterranean. This evening and night out merges music, visuals and immersive performances into a unified experience. Expect live AV & music sets, installations, DJ’s and artists from contemporary visual culture.

€ 22.00

AV & Music Performances – Saturday 16/05, 21.00 - 07.00 – Venue: Radion
Club Night – Saturday 16/05, 23.00 - 07.00 – Venue: Radion

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clubnight

A line-up of local and international DJ’s, live acts and visual artists awaits your arrival. Enter the dark hallways of Amsterdam’s newest industrial hotspot Radion and dance your way into The Subterranean.

€ 16.00

Club Night – Saturday 16/05, 23.00 - 07.00 - Venue: Radion

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Contact
Press+General

Do you want to join us, get a press kit, ask a question or just share your thoughts. Feel free to email us.

Press contact Eva Verboon: press@fiber-space.nl
General inquiries & contact: info@fiber-space.nl
More information about FIBER: www.fiber-space.nl