DGTL Festival 2016 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Next to the music, DGTL will again focus a great deal of attention on its other two pillars: DGTL REVOLUTION – DGTL’s on-going effort towards the goal of becoming a 100% green, zero-footprint festival – and DGTL ART, the organisation’s cultural dimension focussing on industrial, dynamic art installations that can be found across the festival terrain. Following this year’s theme, installation art, DGTL announced that the main attraction this year is the Transmission Tower, a 25-meter high installation, which will be at the centre of the terrain. The Tower is connected to three smaller towers, all inter-communicating with each other via Morse code. At night, the Tower will transform into a beaming installation with smoke, LEDs, strobes, and laser beams.

Amsterdam Light Festival 2015-2016 (Netherlands)

Boat Route
Nov 28, 2015 – Jan 17, 2016

Get to know Amsterdam in the most unique way possible with the boat route, Water Colors. The latest light innovations add a whole new dimension to the historical city. From the Herengracht to the Oosterdok to Amstel, experience Amsterdam like never before!

For both visitors and Amsterdam residents, the boat route is a unique way to experience the city. Boats will depart daily (except New Year’s Eve) from 17.00 to 22.00. The 75-minute boat tour takes you along, under and through spectacular light artworks. Water Colors will take place from 26 November 2015 to 17 January 2016.

Walking Route
Dec 10, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016

The walking route Illuminade takes you past 20 light artworks through the culturally rich neighborhoods Weesper and Plantage. The outdoor exhibition showcases artworks that have been created specifically for Amsterdam Light Festival by (inter)national talent. From bright projections on historical buildings to dynamic lighting systems in city parks to works that you can actually walk through, the artworks add an extra dimension to the public space. Illuminade offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy contemporary culture and the beauty of light, for free.

See Amsterdam in a whole other light and be sure to share this special experience with family and friends. Illuminade will take place from 10 December 2015 to 3 January 2016.

Playgrounds International Digital Arts Festival 2015 (Breda and Amsterdam, Netherlands)

2-3 november workshops and expert-meetings in Breda
4 november conference starts in Chasse / Breda.
5-6 november conference will continue in SSBA / Amsterdam

Playgrounds International Digital Arts Festival is a festival for innovative and creative digital art. During the four-day festival in Breda and Amsterdam, Playgrounds presents an impression of the latest developments in technology as well as creativity. The festival programme offers an inspiring mix of artist talks, inventive films, animation, graphic design, character design, games, interactive installations and performances.

Cinekid Festival 2015 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Every autumn, Cinekid organises the Cinekid Film, Television and New Media Festival for children during the school holidays. The international festival will be celebrating its 28th anniversary in October 2014. The ten days’ event in Amsterdam and throughout the country (30 cities in the Netherlands) covers all aspects of the media industry for young audiences and offers workshops and master classes as well as high-quality media.

Cinekid for Professionals
This five days’ event during the Cinekid Festival brings media professionals from over 30 countries to the Netherlands and supports the media industry with the ScreeningClub, the Co-Production Market, seminars, an expert conference and network meetings.

FIBER Festival 2015 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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.

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?

Radion (Performance and Club Night)
A LAB (Exhibition, Symposium, Education)

Note: The Exhibition will stay up until May 18th

Printing Algae: Biotalk with Studio Blond & Bieber (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

A Mediamatic Foundation monthly lecture series with leading figures in the field of Bio Art, Science and Design.

Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber

There is a huge potential in micro algae that is already explored in natural sciences for quite some time. However the creative value and application of this resource is still mostly undiscovered land. Essi and Rasa are studio Blond&Bieber and wanted to investigate this. They came up with Algaemy, an analogue textile printer which does not require additional energy or material apart from man power and the microalgae itself.

‘Waterlicht’ by Studio Roosegaarde (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Last night to see it is May 13th!

Waterlicht’ is our new landscape about the power and poetry of water. As a virtual flood, it shows how high the water could reach without human intervention. Open for public 12 and 13 May 22.00-24.00 at Museum Square Amsterdam, NL.

DGTL Festival 2015 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

At the 4th and 5th of April 2015, DGTL Festival alights for the 3rd time at the NDSM Wharf in the north of Amsterdam. DGTL Festival is a dance festival with a progressive approach that takes every area to the next level, including art. DGTL Art, the annual art project of DGTL Festival, is looking for enthusiastic artists who would like to create a design which will be visible for more than ten thousand visitors.

The theme, kinetic art in its broadest definition, refers to work of art in various styles including some form of movement. Kinetic art can represent machines, installations, mobiles or other moving objects.

0642764284 by Indebt Studio (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

The end date for the exhibit is estimated.

There’s an old iPhone 1 on display in the middle of the gallery on the Govert Flinckstraat 145 in the Netherlands. On a lone pedestal, the device is covered in a plastic bag, locked in a mold, and connected to its charger, awaiting your call.

The art piece is called 0642764284, which is the number used to call the iPhone [Editor’s note: for US callers, use the country code +31 first]. If you dial in, a voicemail can be heard in three different languages, after which you can leave a message. SMS messaging is also possible, but no one will ever view your text. In this way, the sealed iPhone takes on the form of a sort of digital confession booth wherein you can let go of your secrets. Its 23-year old creators, Noah Latif Lamp and Ciro Dublos of the art collective Indebt Studio, would later, in a happy tone, admit that one could even confess to murder without anyone ever finding out.

Via Creators Project

Via Blend\Bureaux

Mediamatic Biotalk: 3D Printing with organic matter (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

What are the alternatives for an oil-based mass production era? If we take a closer look at nature there are many qualities in organisms that can be applied to new production methods and material development. Formafantasma does just this, using for instance the excrements of insects (Shellac) to produce 3d printed objects. Or how about Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Janssen who grow stoneware, and Aagje Hoekstra who creates new bio plastics from beetle wings? Where do the future of 3d printing, art and bio-materials intersect? Come to this Biotalk to learn more.