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Rainbows End Popup Store & Gallery

Yes! This is your chance to visit a physical Rainbows End ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ. On 30th of April, 1st & 2nd of May we are hosting a Pop-Up Store & Gallery in the heart of Utrecht. At the Pop-Up Store, you will be able to buy Rainbows End merchandise like posters and face masks (designed by our lovely @pleunpleunpleun), and admire a fine selection of Rainbows End artworks. In the former Broese store, our partner is hosting a temporary art gallery. Here, you can find the works of Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Rosa Menkman, Legacy Russell, Lisa Mantel, MengXuan Sun, Winnie Soon, Adham Faramawy, and Carla Gannis. To visit the Pop-Up Store & Gallery, all you have to do is reserve a timeslot on one of the days (1 May / 2 May). Be quick, because thereโ€™s limited spots! Entrance: FREE! (just reserve a timeslot using te ticket links bewlow please)
Tickets: 30 April / 1 May / 2 May
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Rainbows End Ticket Sale Has Started

The Rainbows End ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ ticket sale has started! The art & technology exhibition Rainbows End ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ is taking place from the 22nd of April until the 2nd of May. Some artists you can expect during the exhibit are Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (UK), Guenter Raler (IT/NL), Ali Eslami & Mamali Shafahi (NL, FR, IR), and Carla Gannis. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks. And thatโ€™s not all, because if you subscribe (or are already subscribed) to our newsletter or Telegram group, you will receive a 25% discount on your Rainbows End ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ ticket! More info:
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Rainbows End: Sex Tech Hackathon

Weโ€™re starting off the RAINBOWS END ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ era with an interactive pre-event, a hackathon about sex tech, together with artists, academics, technologists, thinkers and tinkerers from all backgrounds and perspectivesโ€ฆ We'll learn about the diverse and evolving field of Sex Tech, and the implications it has on the past, present, and future of intimacy, companionship, and human behaviour. Let's get hands-on and physical with intimate technologies from a maker perspective through live demonstrations and tutorials!

Interview series: "Behind The Screens"

We've challenged coders all over the country to create something from scratch in 10 minutes. During their live performance, the artists are expose the tools and practices they're using for coding music and/or visuals. In addition to their live performance, we are interviewing all artist in-depth, discussing their practice, tools, work in the community and coping with the radical and drastic changes in their practice due to the COVID-19 crisis. You can find an overview of all "Behind The Screens" interviews here.

10 Minute Livecoding Challenge

In light of current worldwide developments, we've gone ahead and commenced a totally new segment we call our "10 Minute Livecoding Challenge"! During this weekly (every Tuesday at 20:00 CEST) bit, artists from the Netherlands Coding Live and Creative Coding Utrecht community presented 10-minute live coding performances.



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CCU is a community founded in 2017 by Carolien Teunisse and Fabian van Sluijs with the goal to stimulate digital creativity and creative coding in Utrecht and beyond.

Through a variety of activities such as workshops, meetups, performances and exhibitions we bring together the community of makers (artists, designers, researchers, developers, performers, musicians) to share knowledge and collaboratively explore the artistic potential of self-made soft- and hardware for creating expressions.

In framing our activities we employ a postdigital perspective in which we make no distinction between 'old' and 'new' media and reflect on 'digital' creativity as part of a long tradition around arts and crafts. In this context Creative Coding Culture is interesting as it's thoroughly hybrid and composed of practices so diverse that its meaning is in flux. As such we research and reflect on what creative coding is and can be, in order to look for new and anti-disciplinary methodologies that can help shape our contemporary society in a fair and positive way.



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Opening The Overkill festival - BBB_ performance + algorave

With the ominously relevant theme ๐™๐™ƒ๐™€ ๐™€๐™‰๐˜ฟ ๐™Š๐™ ๐™๐™ƒ๐™€ ๐™’๐™Š๐™๐™‡๐˜ฟ ๐˜ผ๐™Ž ๐™’๐™€ ๐™†๐™‰๐™Š๐™’ ๐™„๐™, Overkill Festival is happening from the 27th of November to the 6th of December. It is a playful event hosting a great variety of digital culture, fully taking place online. ..and weโ€™ll be there! Some of our finest live coders will be bringing beats and visuals to the algoraves of the Overkill Festival, such as: ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฐ-๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ข ๐˜Šรก๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ด, ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ ๐˜’๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ, ๐˜›๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ, ๐˜™๐˜ข๐˜ฎรณ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ซรณ This workshop is made possible by funding from Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industrie (Creative Industries Fund NL) More info: Facebook Event


Anne-Linde Munsterman - communications & PR
Carolien Teunisse - co-founder & education
Fabian van Sluijs - co-founder & artistic director
Myrthe van der Boom - business & operations manager
Sietse van der Meer - communications & web
Sjuul Stax - production


Axelle van Wynsberghe - nomadic researcher
Benjamin Hull - photography
Benjamin van Vliet - editor
Bram Snijders - technical producer
Costanza Tagliaferri - intern
Iris Jansen - producer
Mariska Berrevoets - pr & marketing
Mavi Irmak Karadermirler - intern
Saskia Freeke - programme & education
Tanja Busking - videography
Tanja van Zoest - creative producer
Vincent Schrijnemakers - photography


Stichting Creative Coding Utrecht
Mailing address: Krugerstraat 96, 3531 AS Utrecht

CCU is made possible with the support of:

Het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie
Lemonaid Charitea
Gemeente Utrecht
Sensor Lab