• FIBER Festival 2020

    Upcoming edition postponed till further notice

FIBER Festival 2020

10 Years Of Audiovisual Art, Music and Digital Culture

FIBER Festival is an Amsterdam based festival that takes place over the course of multiple days. The festival provides the vehicle through which audiovisual art, forward thinking electronic music and digital culture merge to enhance and diversify existing worldviews.

We invite you to join a whirling programme of cutting-edge multisensory performances and installations, thought-provoking talks and experimental club nights, by a new generation of interdisciplinary makers and thinkers.

 

ATTEND 

The festival reflects upon the interactions between digital technologies, our modern lives and the planet we are inhabiting. We explore these topics collectively through performative art, sonic experiences and by learning from artistic making-processes.

FIBER taps into evolving digital culture and art to reflect upon the ever shifting global society and our impact in its development. Immerse yourself in alternative perspectives on our 21st century world.

Postponement

It’s an unreal reality we have ended up in. The global impact of the COVID-19 virus is unprecedented. Our thoughts go out to everyone who is affected by the virus, either because of their health or the loss of income. Our gratitude goes to the healthcare workers who are saving lives at their own risk.

The COVID-19 developments have also affected the organisation of our festival. Our fifth edition was planned for May 13 – 17. The Dutch government announced an official ban on all events until the first of June. With a heavy heart we’re postponing FIBER Festival 2020 to a later date, after summer.

Please follow our social media channels and attend our Facebook Event for further updates. Read our full statement here. Stay safe and take care of each other.

 

FULL STATEMENT

'Instability' as the new normal

With the festival theme of Instability we explore new ways of adapting to an age of planetary and societal changes. What opportunities are open to artistic making and thinking to contribute to this transformation?

Our living environment is often presented to us as stable and unquestionable. Landscapes, borders and technological infrastructures are considered static entities. Yet current crises now force us to transform the way we relate to our ecological surroundings. Extreme weather, droughts, wildfires and viruses are forces of nature that tear apart our modern way of living with far-reaching consequences.

The festival aims to seek artistic narratives, skills and sensibilities to prepare us for an alternative life in a period of uncertainty and radical instability.

FIBER is also celebrating its tenth anniversary with a extensive programme that brings together the latest developments from the world of audiovisual art, creative coding, the club scene and digital culture.

Read the longer version here

Partners

We thank our partners for their support

Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Mondriaan Fonds, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Stroom Den Haag, OT301, De Brakke Grond, Tolhuistuin, The Rest Is Noise | Muziekgebouw, Oude Kerk, RE:VIVE | Instituut Voor Beeld en Geluid, Highlight Festival, 4DSOUND, Crack Magazine, Subbacultcha!, Migrant Journal.