Prima Materia

Alchemical thinking and making in art, design and music


Fiber
11:00 13-05-2017

FIBER Festival is an international meeting place for makers and lovers of audiovisual art, digital culture and electronic music. The fourth edition takes place from 11 to 14 May and offers a dense programme of installations, talks and performances. Expect three days of alchemical thinking and making in art, design and music!

The FIBER team retrieved its inspiration for this years theme by fascinating over connections between todays experimental art/design practices and a renewed interest in the ancient field of alchemy. Through an extensive program of conference talks, a public exhibition, AV performances, and live electronic music, the festival explores the theme Prima Materia; alchemical thinking and making in art, design and music.

Prima Materia showcases artists and designers who question and reimagine the relationship between man, technology and matter. Technology has a profound effect on nature and we’re in great need to create a sustainable and more emotional relation with the earth. At the same time it is getting harder and harder to predict our future as a human race in the context of fast technological developments of things like artificial intelligence, big data and decentralised networks – developments that feel almost like organic, all-encompassing forces of nature. The human scale and the tools that we use to interpret the world are being radically transformed. We seem to be caught in the middle of invisible forces.


Programme - Friday 12/5

  • 11:00 – 12:00 – ‘Vibrant Matter’ with Els Viaene (BE), Martin Howse (UK/DE) & Valery Vermeulen
    How can we relate to matter when we focus on our ears? A conversation with three artists working with sound.

Programme - Saturday 13/5

  • 09:30 – 10:15 – Morning Show with FIBER
    A conversation with FIBER curators about the upcoming programme
  • 11:00 – 11:30 – Modern Love with Füsun Türekten (TR) & Tamar Shafrir (ISR)
    How do we think about love in the age of online dating
  • 11:30 – 12:00 – Parlor of Futures, an introduction with Denisa Kera (CZ) & Daniël Erasmus (RSA/NL)
    How can the age old divination techniques of tarot reading prepare us for the future?
  • 14:30 – 15:00 – TBA
  • 15:45 – 16:15 – Emerging talents on the cross-section of media- and fine arts – With: Peter van de Es [Unfair] (NL), Jarl Schulp [FIBER] (NL)
    What role do art fairs and festivals play in the development of emerging talent?

Artist / Organisation: Fiber
Location of the show: De Brakke Grond
Host: Arif Kornweitz
Language: English

Broadcasted on 13-05-2017 at 11:00.

Links:
Fiber Festival 2017
  • SHOWS
28.11.2018 Gathering If I Can’t Dance
25.11.2018 What is What Kunstverein
25.11.2018 Rijksakademie Radio 2018 (6) Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
25.11.2018 Sound Art Program Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
21.11.2018 Care If I Can’t Dance
14.11.2018 Embodiment If I Can’t Dance
18.10.2018 Burn-out Het Nieuwe Instituut
13.10.2018 Forward Escape Into the Past de Brakke Grond
11.10.2018 This is (Not) a Love Song Sandberg Instituut
07.10.2018 REDO Brunch Broadcast REDO
28.09.2018 Dear Reader Stedelijk Museum
21.09.2018 ARGO PUB Radio
13.09.2018 Seeds of Dissidence Het Nieuwe Instituut
18.08.2018 Radio 2 Unlimited De Appel
24.07.2018 Club Take Me On
12.07.2018 Life Fixation: From Aromatics to Ayahuasca Het Nieuwe Instituut
07.07.2018 Mushrooms and prize winners Gerrit Rietveld Academie
06.07.2018 Life in the Rietveld bubble Gerrit Rietveld Academie
06.07.2018 How it's made Gerrit Rietveld Academie
21.06.2018 Midnight Florescence, Morning Fruition Het Nieuwe Instituut
17.06.2018 The Voice of the Artist Sandberg Instituut
16.06.2018 PUB Radio Marathon Saturday Sandberg Instituut
15.06.2018 PUB Radio Marathon Friday Sandberg Instituut
02.06.2018 Islas Inútiles Bar None
31.05.2018 Loose Fit Fashion Colloquium
31.05.2018 Tussen de soep en de patatten de Brakke Grond
17.05.2018 Halfway Points Het Nieuwe Instituut
15.05.2018 Tussen de soep en de patatten de Brakke Grond
08.05.2018 Artistic practices in Amsterdam European Lab
24.04.2018 De Dingen Stroom Den Haag
20.04.2018 Uchronia Joscha Steffens
10.04.2018 Dormant buds on twigs Yoojin Lee
05.04.2018 Speculative Value Het Nieuwe Instituut
03.04.2018 Art & Project The gallerists
30.03.2018 Un Air (4) Unfair Amsterdam
27.03.2018 Konrad Fischer Galerie The gallerists
17.03.2018 Performance States Something Raw
20.02.2018 The Living Room The gallerists
08.02.2018 Siesta Take Me On
06.02.2018 Galerie van Gelder & Wide White Space The gallerists
30.01.2018 Galerie René Block & Lumen Travo The gallerists
20.12.2017 The Signal is Strong Radna Rumping
14.12.2017 The Machine To Be Another Misericordia
07.12.2017 What I Wanted To Tell You Radical Cut-Up
05.12.2017 Center for Genomic Gastronomy & Oliver Barstow Hackers & Designers
21.11.2017 On & Off the Grid Hackers & Designers
14.11.2017 Window Almanach
07.11.2017 Sun Take Me On
23.09.2017 TodaysArt 2017 TodaysArt
16.09.2017 Belly Buster Michelle Son
09.09.2017 Meakusma Festival Meakusma
08.09.2017 Anarchists, Squatters, Punks & …Yuppies? Quartair
07.09.2017 The Other Architect Het Nieuwe Instituut
07.09.2017 Fellowship program & Finders Keepers Het Nieuwe Instituut
07.09.2017 Archive Interpretations & Fellows Het Nieuwe Instituut
11.07.2017 Perspectives Academie Minerva
09.07.2017 Diversity Gerrit Rietveld Academie
08.07.2017 BUSY DAY De Appel
07.07.2017 Artistic Research Gerrit Rietveld Academie
06.07.2017 It Work Works Gerrit Rietveld Academie
06.07.2017 Masterclass Online Radio Gerrit Rietveld Academie
05.07.2017 Curatorial Practice Gerrit Rietveld Academie
06.06.2017 The soup is delicious Mauricio Limón de León
21.05.2017 PLAYTIME day one (3) Kunstvlaai
13.05.2017 Modern Love Fiber
13.05.2017 Prima Materia Fiber
22.04.2017 Native Foreigners Unfold
28.02.2017 De toekomst ligt in zee Stijn Verhoeff
11.02.2017 Wie profiteert er van de non-profit kunstinstellin Platform BK
05.02.2017 Rendering Realities Bits of Freedom