Lecture @ Fiber Festival 2017 Conference

 

 

LECTURE @ PRIMA MATERIA: FIBER FESTIVAL 2017 (CONFERENCE), 12TH MAY 2017 @ 10:00 – 18:00 @ DE BRAKKE GROND

We have been invited to give a lecture about our work at Fiber Festival 2017, reflecting on the topic of alchemy. Below the lowdown on the event – hope to see you there!

PRIMA MATERIA; ALCHEMICAL THINKING AND MAKING IN ART, DESIGN AND MUSIC

The FIBER team retrieved its inspiration for this years theme by fascinating over connections between today’s 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.

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For further information:

Fiber Festival 2017 (Conference)
12th May 2017 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Main, Red Space, Garden Hall
Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond
Nes 45
1012 KD Amsterdam
www.2017.fiberfestival.nl