With the return of the FIBER Festival we combine two of our main events into one big event. The last festival edition was held in 2012 at TrouwAmsterdam and back then artist talks and keynotes where only a small part of the programme. In 2013 we started the ongoing event series Coded Matter(s) (CM) as a research trajectory and opportunity to create more space for in-depth presentations and project reviews. Now we implement the outcomes of two years of CM within the festival symposium: Coded Matter(s): Exploring The Subterranean to create a solid backbone for the art and performance programme.
On Saturday May 16 the Coded Matter(s) symposium will invite 15 speakers to reflect on this year’s theme. Among them are up-and-coming artists and theorists like Gaspar Battha, Nick Verstand & Frouke ten Velde, Michael Dieter and established international speakers Matthew Plummer-Fernandez and Hans de Zwart (Bits of Freedom). Moderator of the day is leading curator and theorist Michelle Kasprzak.
With this special edition we’ll explore the influences of custom-built software and automated systems on art, culture and society. Via thematic talks and portfolio presentations we excavate our networked and ‘smart’ landscapes that have emerged from a worldwide explosion of digital technology.
Main topics are:
- Exploring the Subterranean of Our Digital Landscape
- Digital Light & Shadows; glimpses of immediacy, materiality and immateriality
- Validating the Stream; digital art and networked authenticity
- An Artwork Born From Infrastructure
Coded Matter(s) is generously supported by the Creative Industry Fund NL