ART MACHINES 2022
The Machines are coming: not to overthrow us, but to make art with us, to work with us, to dance with us. The ART MACHINES Festival is here to mend your relationship with the robots, the glitches, the algorithms. From the 7th to the 11th December, De Havenloods and De Nijverheid will transform into an interactive site for the whole family: take a stroll, have a bite, rewire your creative circuits.
The immersive art exhibition will be open every evening to captivate your senses, featuring impressive pieces such as Studio Marpi’s projections of fantastical creatures that have charmed visitors all over the world. A movie night, an immersive concert and a new edition of the Algorave will constellate your evenings with mesmerising audio-visual marvels. Want to learn more about how to make your own boundary-breaking digital artworks? Workshops, talks, and tours will run throughout the festival for professionals and beginners of all ages.
Exhibition opening hours:
- Wed 7 dec: 17:00 - 22:00
- Thu 8 dec: 17:00 - 22:00
- Fri 9 dec: 17:00 - 22:00
- Sat 10 dec: 13:00 - 22:00
- Sun 11 dec: 13:00 - 17:00
ART MACHINES features performances and artworks by: Andreas Refsgaard, Attrique Orgeat, Aymeric Mansoux, Babusi Nyoni, Blaž Pavlica, Dan Xu & Bram van Klink, digital selves, Edwin van der Heide, Ephemeral Lunch Box, Flor de Fuego, Grigory Gromov, Ibo Ibelings & Jelle Reith, Katpatat, Lars Bijleveld, Lil Bleep, Marpi Studio, MengXuan Sun & Zhiping Bian, Mindy Seu, Niels Janssen, Olivia Jack, Sven Zeijen, Viktoria Arvayova, sasj, t.mo, and Yehwan Song.
Scroll down to see the full program.
Visit the ticketshop: https://ccu.stager.nl/artmachines/tickets
Funders and partners: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Utrecht, Fonds Cultuurparticipatie, Plat4Mation, VOGELFREI, De Havenloods, De Nijverheid, De Stadsjutters, House of Pint, Hoogt on Tour, LIMA.
- 7 - 11 December: Exhibition
The immersive ART MACHINES exhibition will be open every evening to captivate your senses, featuring artworks both by established artists and up and coming makers from our ReCoding trajectory, a programme that aims to inspire the new generation of makers with the work of the Dutch Pioneers of Media Art.
Artists in the exhibition are: Edwin van der Heide, Yehwan Song, Marpi Studio, Katpatat, Sven Zeijen, Viktoria Arvayova, Dan Xu, Bram van Klink and De Stadsjutters.Tickets & Info
- 8 December: Movienight in collab with Hoogt on Tour & LIMA
The ART MACHINES movie night is curated by Dutch Media Art pioneer Edwin van der Heide. Throughout the evening, inspired by the format of VPRO Zomergasten, Sanneke Huisman (LIMA) interviews him about his oeuvre, inspiration, and the notion of feedback in sound, visuals and narratives.
The movies we will be viewing are Dorosute no hate de bokura (Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes) (2020), by Junta Yamaguchi; The Speed of Sound Revisited (2022), by Edwin van der Heide; Mobile V (2000), by reMi; The Vasulkas (1974), by Telc; 20Hz (2011), by Semiconductor; and a documentation of Dick Raaijmakers.
Date: Thursday 8 Dec
Time: 20:30 - 23:00
Location: De Havenloods, Utrecht → VOGELFREI
Tickets: €10,-Tickets & Info
- 8 & 9 December: Creative Coding Symposium ITERATIONS
How do recent technological developments empower makers to generate new creative avenues? How is the creative coding landscape going to evolve in the coming few years? These questions will be explored during the creative coding symposium ITERATIONS.
Line-up: Aymeric Mansoux + Brendan Howell / Babusi Nyoni / Mindy Seu / Olivia Jack / Sun MengXuan / and Tega BrainTickets & Info
- 9 December: A/V Performances
Every time warp needs a good soundtrack: get ready to be transported through the (digital) ages. Immerse yourself in the virtual, neo-romantic worlds created by Digitaloser, and feel the beats of past and future merge in the techno-funk performance by Grigory Gromov.
Date: Friday 9 Dec
Time: IMPORTANT UPDATE: we will start at 8PM watching the football match together, and at 10PM with the AV Night
Location: De Havenloods, Utrecht -> VOGELFREI
Tickets: €15,-Tickets & Info
- 10 December: Algorave
We’re back with another Algorave! Expect a full immersive experience, where the growing community of live coders take the stage and showcase its diversity of expressions. Dance on the algorithms created on the spot by polyhedric visual artists and musicians, merge with sensational visual effects.
Line-up: Ephemeral Lunch Box / Niels Janssen / Heavy Lifting / Blaž Pavlica / Lil Bleep / digital selves / Flor de Fuego / t.mo / Sasj / Attrique Orgeat
Date: Saturday 10 Dec
Time: 22:00 - 2:00
Location: De Havenloods, Utrecht → VOGELFREI
Ticketlink: https://ccu.stager.nl/artmachines/ticketsTickets & Info
- 10 - 11 December: Workshops for youngsters
To dive even deeper into the machines, you can participate in two workshops during ART MACHINES.
Saturday 10 December 2022 / 12:00 - 16:00
With artists Ibo Ibelings and Jelle Reith you bring the BattleBits robots to life.
Sunday 11 December 2022 / 13:00 - 16:00
With artists collective Katpatat you can create your own digital face filters.
These workshops are especially for young people from 12 to 21 years old - Dutch is the main language for this eventTickets & Info