• FIBER Festival 2020

    September 24-27
    Amsterdam/Online

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.

 

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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.

Statement COVID-19

Embracing uncertainty, FIBER Festival shares its new dates: September 24-27, 2020. Our theme is Instability.

It’s an unreal reality we have ended up in. The global impact of the COVID-19 virus is unprecedented. After a moment of contemplation, we decided to continue the realisation of a festival edition that is in line with the current situation; where we don’t know how and where we stand as a society. Originally, our theme Instability was driven by the far-reaching consequences of the ongoing climate crises. Now, a new unexpected and deadly reality has merged with these subjects.

Currently the festival programme is still fluid in form, but if our theme is Instability, then we ourselves should embrace it and act. After all, we wanted ours to be a festival that did not only look towards the future, but rather to the present of a planet in crisis. We believe in its urgency, thus we will continue on September 24-27 by aligning to our new reality.

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.

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Locations

De Brakke Grond – Conference 25-26 September

De Brakke Grond is an expert in the Netherlands for contemporary innovative Flemish art. The organization in the heart of Amsterdam started in 1981 and aims to present developments in the field of art and culture from the Flanders region and the promotion of Flemish-Dutch cooperation.

 

InternetConference 25-26 September

The World Wide Web was invented in 1989 by a British scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, while working at CERN. The Web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world. Today it is used to host online conferences.

 

Tolhuistuin – Exhibition 24-27 September

The Tolhuistuin is a cultural, artistic and culinary meeting place in the new heart of Amsterdam and offers through art a platform for new stories from urban makers through a multitude of disciplines: from theater, literature, journalism, video art, poetry, photography, architecture, design, visual arts, music (festivals) to programs around cultural and historical heritage.

 

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, Migrant Journal.