Timetables

TodaysArt's transdisciplinary and city-wide programme consists of the following modules:
TodaysArt Indoor: Day and evening programme (concerts, performances and exhibitions)
TodaysArt Outdoor: Installations and interventions in public spaces (Amplified Architecture)
TodaysArt Club: Night programme (electronic music and related audiovisual arts)
TodaysArt Exchange: Symposium, talks, workshops and education projects
TodaysArt Periphery: Partner programmes presented by local cultural initiatives

Please note: The programme is not complete yet, expect more additions in the timetables below. It is possible that the times mentioned below are subject to small changes until the festival takes place. Please visit this page often to keep a good oversight of your TodaysArt experience.

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  • City Hall - Atrium

    • Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works [US] - Totemobile | Matthias Oostrik [NL] – PLPLPL.PL PT. 7 (Entrance)
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      Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works [US] - Totemobile | Matthias Oostrik [NL] – PLPLPL.PL PT. 7 (Entrance)

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:00 - 00:30

      Chico MacMurtrie - Totemobile

      Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works [US] – Totemobile

      In collaboration with DEAF (Dutch Electronic Art Festival), Chico MacMurtrie and his team at Brooklyn’s Amorphic Robot Works will present the Totemobile in the Atrium of The Hague’s city hall. Totemobile is a robotic sculpture that initially appears as a life-sized representation of the culturally iconic Citroën DS automobile. In performance, this familiar figure is visually exploded, subverted and elaborated through various levels of abstraction until it reaches its final form: an organic 20-meter-tall totem pole. Upon reaching its full height, the work blooms with light, in the form of multiple organically-inspired inflatable sculptures suggesting the final maturation of an enormous biological organism.

      Chico MacMurtrie is internationally recognized for his large-scale, performative, robotic installations, and interactive public sculpture. Graduated from UCLA (New Forms and Concepts) in 1987, he has exhibited widely in America, Europe, and Asia, and has received the support of many notable granting agencies, including the Rockefeller Foundation and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. His awards include five grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vida Life and Ars Electronica award.

      Chico MacMurtrie is the Artistic Director of Amorphic Robot Works (ARW), a collective he founded in 1991, consisting of artists and engineers, who help in the realization of his work. Currently operating out of Brooklyn, New York, ARW is dedicated to the study and creation of movement as it is expressed in anthropomorphic and abstract robotic forms.

      Matthias Oostrik [NL] – PLPLPL.PL PT. 7 (Entrance)

      In the work of Matthias Oostrik  the audience is always present. Sometimes as object, sometimes as subject, but always as a starting point for a visual dialogue. His latest work PLPLPL.PL PT.7 transforms the glass entrance of the Hague’s city hall into a collective visual memory. Over a 100 screens capture the audience entering and leaving the complex. Fragmenting, rearranging and transposing the audience’s reflections in a visual poem of time and presence.

  • Theater a/h Spui - Main

    • Gob Squad [UK/DE] - Saving The World
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      Gob Squad [UK/DE] - Saving The World

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:30 - 21:00

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      Gob Squad returns after their successful debut at TodaysArt in 2010 with one of their major pieces, Saving The World. Gob Squad is a group of artists from Nottingham and Berlin working collectively with performance, theatre, installation and video since 1994. The group makes and presents its work in urban sites as well as in theatres. Using the language of film, theatre and pop music to explore the complexities and absurdities of life today, their work is a search for beauty, meaning and humanity amongst the glittering facades and dark corners of contemporary culture.

      In Saving The World (awarded with the Goethe-Institut prize at Impulse Festival 2009), Gob Squad squeeze the world into a handful of videotapes. Produced in 24 hours, a seven camera panoramic film portrays one place in The Hague as a microcosm of the entire world. The mission is nothing less than to save the planet and preserve it for an unknown future. Starting with ‘saving’ sunrise, Gob Squad soon move on to ‘saving’ the essentials of life on earth such as money, freedom, ice cream and love. The results of Gob Squad’s adventures are screened in a specially constructed “all round cinema”. Often surprisingly simple, sometimes visually spectacular and sometimes completely messy, Gob Squad’s journey through a not particularly historical day in a not particularly historical place is a lyrical declaration of love to the ordinary people of today.

      www.gobsquad.com

    • Gob Squad [UK/DE] - Saving The World
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      Gob Squad [UK/DE] - Saving The World

      Friday 23 September 2011

      22:45 - 00:15

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      Gob Squad returns after their successful debut at TodaysArt in 2010 with one of their major pieces, Saving The World. Gob Squad is a group of artists from Nottingham and Berlin working collectively with performance, theatre, installation and video since 1994. The group makes and presents its work in urban sites as well as in theatres. Using the language of film, theatre and pop music to explore the complexities and absurdities of life today, their work is a search for beauty, meaning and humanity amongst the glittering facades and dark corners of contemporary culture.

      In Saving The World (awarded with the Goethe-Institut prize at Impulse Festival 2009), Gob Squad squeeze the world into a handful of videotapes. Produced in 24 hours, a seven camera panoramic film portrays one place in The Hague as a microcosm of the entire world. The mission is nothing less than to save the planet and preserve it for an unknown future. Starting with ‘saving’ sunrise, Gob Squad soon move on to ‘saving’ the essentials of life on earth such as money, freedom, ice cream and love. The results of Gob Squad’s adventures are screened in a specially constructed “all round cinema”. Often surprisingly simple, sometimes visually spectacular and sometimes completely messy, Gob Squad’s journey through a not particularly historical day in a not particularly historical place is a lyrical declaration of love to the ordinary people of today.

      www.gobsquad.com

  • Theater a/h Spui - Small

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      Martin Messier + Nicolas Bernier [CA/QC] - La Chambre Des Machines

      Friday 23 September 2011

      21:00 - 21:45

      Martin Messier + Nicolas Bernier - La Chambre Des Machines

      Together with fellow Quebecer Nicolas Bernier, Martin Messier will perform La Chambre Des Machines. In this installation, machines made of gears and cranks are manipulated to produce a sound construction at the crossroads of acoustics and electronics. Submerged in surround sound, the audience discovers the interaction between mechanical and synthetic sound. The project is based on the Intonarumoris, sound machines containing mysterious mechanisms (similar to today’s computers) built by Italian futurists at the beginning of the 20th century.

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      Martin Messier [CA/QC] - Sewing Machine Orchestra

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:00 - 20:45

      Martin Messier - Sewing Machine Orchestra

      Sewing Machine Orchestra by Martin Messier is entirely orchestrated with acoustic sounds produced by 1940’s sewing machines, amplified by micro-contacts and processed by computers. Apart from the sound produced by the installation, the image of these classic industrial machines in a contemporary environment triggers the audience’s imagination.

    • Kevin Drumm + Thomas Ankersmit [US/N…
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      Kevin Drumm + Thomas Ankersmit [US/NL/DE]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:30 - 00:15

      Kevin Drumm + Thomas Ankersmit

      At TodaysArt 2011, Thomas Ankersmit and Kevin Drumm will perform a music set together. Thomas Ankersmit (1979, Leiden, Netherlands) is a musician and installation artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. His main instruments are the Serge analogue modular synthesizer, computer and alto saxophone. He frequently works together with New York minimalist Phill Niblock and electroacoustic artists Valerio Tricoli and Kevin Drumm. Kevin Drumm’s (1970) chameleon-like presence has been documented on a number of projects, each revealing new facets of his wide-ranging and unique talents on both guitar and electronics. Drumm seamlessly melds the worlds of acoustic and electronic sound, occasionally teetering on the edge of silence, yet always remaining impeccably musical. Kevin Drumm has recorded and performed with Phill Niblock, Tony Conrad, Jim O’Rourke, MIMEO, Mats Gustafsson, John Butcher, Thomas Ankersmit, Taku Sugimoto and many others.

      www.thomasankersmit.net

      www.myspace.com/kevindrumm

       

  • Theater a/h Spui - Foyer

  • Theater a/h Spui - Studio

    • Tiemen Rapati + Charlie Berendsen [NL] - Escape
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      Tiemen Rapati + Charlie Berendsen [NL] - Escape

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:00 - 01:00

      Escape

      ESCAPE is a room projection installation that immerses the visitor through four walls of projection surface, transforming the room into a virtual great glass elevator, vertically transporting spectators through an unlimited sequence of generative landscapes. Escape will be a study on the definition of ‘a digital landscape’. ESCAPE explores what elements constitute a landscape, and which qualities are required for immersion.

      The project consists of multiple layers; static, dynamic, and interactive; a general narrative and cycle length (5 mins) has been defined, accompanied with a precomposed soundtrack. Based on this narrative, landscapes are generated, color ranges shifted, special effect probabilities set and generative soundscapes blended on top of the soundtrack. Finally, the visitor is given control over the vertical navigation through these landscapes.

      Tiemen Rapati is a young designer wandering the intersections of art, design and technology — pixels and print — 2D and 3D — raw data and poetics. Exploring the fields of graphic design, architecture, datavisualisation, photography and code, he moulds his interests into the best shape he can find. Having just graduated from interactive media and information design at the ArtEZ Academy of Arts Arnhem in 2011, his work is already on display at Science Center NEMO Amsterdam, and has featured on TodaysArt Festival 2009 , GoShort Festival 2009 (Nijmegen) and Discovery Festival 2010 (Amsterdam). During the summer of 2010 he interned with United Visual Artists in London for three months. Previously he has been somewhat educated at the University of Utrecht, and at the Barlaeus Gymnasium in Amsterdam. Tiemen is now based in London, working as a designer at United Visual Artists.

      The work of Charlie Berendsen lies in the field of Information Design, where data (input) and poetics (output) meet after the link (design). Charlie graduated at the Interaction Design department at ArtEZ Academy of Arts Arnhem (2011), has featured on TodaysArt Festival 2009 and GoShort Festival 2009, and interned at LAb[au] in Brussels for three months.

  • Filmhuis - Zaal 5

    • Maurice Bogaert [NL] - The Apartment
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      Maurice Bogaert [NL] - The Apartment

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:00 - 00:00

      Maurice Bogaert - The Morphed Set (WORKSPACE 11)

      Maurice Bogaert’s project The Apartment was chosen by the jury as one of two winners of WORKSPACE 11 initiated by Filmhuis Den Haag / ZAAL5 and will premiere during TodaysArt. In his work, Bogaert engages cinematic architecture and explores the relationships between scale models, sets, architecture, and the moving image. The starting point of The Apartment was the question: would it be possible to do a remake of a film, let’s say Roman Polański’s Repulsion, with a set that would allow one to do so in one single shot? In The Apartment, the spectator takes on the role of the camera.

      www.mauricebogaert.nl

  • Filmhuis - Zaal 6

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      Gordon Matta-Clark [US] - City Slivers

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:00 - 19:30

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      Gordon Matta-Clark (1943 – 1978) studied architecture at Cornell University, but he never practiced that discipline as it is usually conceived. Instead, his artworks took architecture as their subject matter in order to analyze the built environment. He is best known for cutting into and removing sections of buildings. These projects challenge our assumptions about the solidity of architecture and expose the tenuousness of the division between inside and outside, public and private. Ambitious in scale, they were utterly ephemeral, and survive only in photographic and film documentation and in sculptural fragments. Matta-Clark’s work, which also included drawings and freestanding objects, reflects his passionate involvement with issues of the urban environment and public space. Source: SFMOMA.

      City Slivers (1976)
      Images of the deconstruction of abandoned buildings and industrial structures are closely associated with “anarchitect” Gordon Matta-Clark. Here, however, are the film works through which Matta-Clark furthered his lifelong excavation of urban dwellings. This film is a formal investigation of New York’s urban architecture. The film was planned to be projected on the exterior facade of a building, and was shown for the first time in the open air exhibition ARCADES and later in the Holly Solomon Gallery.

      These films are part of a programme curated by Martijn van Boven.

    • Thom Andersen [US] - Los Angeles Plays Itself
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      Thom Andersen [US] - Los Angeles Plays Itself

      Friday 23 September 2011

      21:15 - 00:00

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      Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
      A video essay by Thom Anderson about how movies have portrayed the city of Los Angeles. Carefully weaving together footage from dozens of films made in or about the city, Anderson gradually builds his thesis about how Hollywood has represented, and misrepresented, its home town. Movies about Los Angeles have been, for the most part, period films, set in the past or in the future, and they replace the public history of the city with a secret history, opaque to its citizens This urban legen is not innocent. It serves to dissuade native viewers from political engagement by telling them that they are condemned to ignorance and powerlessness, not matter what they do. In fact,the truth is the opposite: the public history is the real history, as the treatments of films such as Chinatown, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and L.A. Confidential demonstrate.

      This film is part of a programme curated by Martijn van Boven.

    • Awed Into The Wide And Open - Part 1: Gordon Matta-Clark [US…
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      Awed Into The Wide And Open - Part 1: Gordon Matta-Clark [US] / SilentUK [UK] / Steina Vasulka [IS/US] / SemiConductor [UK] / Graham Ellard + Stephen Johnstone [UK] / Gerard Holthuis [NL]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:30 - 20:50

      Martijn van Boven

      This film is part of the Awed Into The Wide And Open film programme curated by Martijn van Boven.

      For TodaysArt, Martijn van Boven [NL] compiled the film programme Awed Into The Wide And Open. Part 1 of the programme  features: Gordon Matta-Clark‘s [US] Sous-Sols de Paris, SilentUK’s Crack the Surface, Steina Vasulka’s [IS/US] Urban Episodes, SemiConductor’s [UK]’s Matter in Motion, Graham Ellard + Stephen Johnstone‘s [UK] Things to Come and Gerard Holthuis‘ [NL] Hong Kong (HKG).

  • Filmhuis - Zaal 7

    • Arion de Munck [NL] - Vierkant en Rond
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      Arion de Munck [NL] - Vierkant en Rond

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:00 - 00:00

      Arion de Munck

      Arion de Munck wants to emphasize the contrast between the natural and the digital world. He records sounds produced during the process of creating wooden and metal objects. These sounds, combined with projections on the objects, result in an audiovisual installation where the digital world meets the natural world.

      www.ariondemunck.nl

  • Korzo Theater - Main

    • Hiroaki Umeda [JP] - Holistic Strata
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      Hiroaki Umeda [JP] - Holistic Strata

      Friday 23 September 2011

      21:45 - 22:30

      Hiroaki

      After performing his Adapting for Distortion piece for packed rooms at TodaysArt 2009, Hiroaki Umeda will return to The Hague to present his latest work: Holistic Strata. Umeda generates an intense visual experience with his performances, characterized by minimalistic subtlety and radical expression, combined with technological manipulations of light and sound. In Holistic Strata, he translates physical data, generated from his own muscle movements, into computer data in real time.

    • MCDance [CH/FR/DE/NL] - Imagine (Kor…
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      MCDance [CH/FR/DE/NL] - Imagine (Korzo Productions)

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:00 - 20:45

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      TodaysArt will present Imagine, a multimedia triptych combining choreography and video mapping by MCDance - the choreographers’ duo from The Hague consisting of Jérôme Meyer and Isabelle Chaffaud - joined by visual artist Marcus Graf. Imagine examines the powerful influence between technology and man in the world of dance performances. With this intriguing piece, Meyer, Chaffaud and Graf have created an ode to the power of imagination.

  • Korzo Theater - Studio

    • Transforma [DE] + YRO [FR] - Asyntho…
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      Transforma [DE] + YRO [FR] - Asynthome

      Friday 23 September 2011

      21:00 - 21:45

      Transforma + Yro - Asynthome
      Transforma and YRO will operate a series of modular stations with objects, light boxes, liquids, interactive sculptures and cameras. Together, they create a visual experiment that is projected directly onto the screen. Actual real time manipulation of the elements that are present on stage will evolve into an experimental film; as you are watching the experiments happening live on stage, the resulting film is displayed on the screen.

      Transforma is a group of Berliner video artists formed by Baris Hasselbach, Luke Bennett and Simon Krahl that seamlessly blends vjing improvisation with the power of their well-worked and own visual imagery. A group that started featuring experimental video in 2001 and during the past decade worked with artists like Apparat or Funkstörung and presented their striking visual works in the most prestigious festivals and international clubs. YRO is a young graphic designer, video director, hyperactive performer from France especially obsessed with the relation between sound and image as well as the highest expression as indivisible unit in his live performance.

      www.asynthome.net

  • Korzo Theater - Club

    • Tros Banana [NL]: Drank Orgel, Louis V and Dub remix
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      Tros Banana [NL]: Drank Orgel, Louis V and Dub remix

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:30 - 23:00

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      Tros Banana, founded recently by Paul van Strot (ex-member of the Antistrot collective), organizes events at which a selection of writers, visual artists and musicians will present their take on various themes. Focusing on food culture and the abstract reality of dreams, this event will be titled “Drank Orgel”; in addition to a reading by writer Louis V, Van Strot and musician Compression will do a “Dub Remix” performance, together with two of Van Strot’s former Antistrot members. A mix of meaty visuals, cheesy music, crushed vinyl and stories about Russian food.

      With:
      22:00 Drank Orgel
      22:00 Louis V
      22:40 Van Strot + Compression – Dub Remix

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    • Game of Life [NL] - Wave Field Synthesis (Concerts)
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      Game of Life [NL] - Wave Field Synthesis (Concerts)

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:00 - 00:00

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      Presented in co-operation with ANNA

      Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) is a technique for reproducing sound. WFS started at the TU Delft in the 80s, and is based on a 17th-century theoretical principle from the Dutch mathematician and physicist Christiaan Huygens. The WFS system by Game of Life consists of 192 speakers in a square of 10 by 10 meters, allowing the sound to move through space in a completely different way compared to traditional stereo sound. The WFS concerts will be opened with a lecture by Erwin Roebroeks.

      Friday + Saturday
      20.00 – 00.00

      Please check this page for more information about – and the schedule of – the demonstrations, workshop and lectures that will take place.

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  • Spuiplein - MediaArtMobile

    • Frederic Brodbeck [DE/NL] - Cinemetrics
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      Frederic Brodbeck [DE/NL] - Cinemetrics

      Friday 23 September 2011

      10:00 - 23:00

      Frederic Brodbeck - Cinemetrics

      Since motion pictures are a time-based medium, they can only be seen one image at a time – only as a fraction, never as a whole – that’s why it’s hard to capture and display them in their entireness. Taking this as a challenge, Frederic Brodbeck developed Cinemetrics. Cinemetrics is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them.

      Information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion are extracted, analyzed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a whole and easily interpreted or compared side by side. Cinemetrics is an experiment to find out if the data that is inherent in the movie can be used to make something visible that otherwise would remain unnoticed.

      At TodaysArt Cinemetrics will be presented in the form of an installation.

    • Universal Mediaman [NL] - Project Dagaz
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      Universal Mediaman [NL] - Project Dagaz

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:00 - 22:00

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      Presented in collaboration with Teletekst is dood and NIMk

      Dagaz is an application, created by the Universal Mediaman (Beer van Geer), that helps people train their meditation level through a new intuitive game experience. Dagaz uses a headset that can register your brainwaves; by learning how to control brainwaves, the user can generate mandala shapes on a computer. Mandala shapes are symmetrical shapes that can be found in a lot of cultures and almost every religion. Every mandala shape is designed around a central point. Dagaz (which means ‘point’ in the ancient Futhark alphabet) uses that central point to help users train their meditation skills.

    • Hyphae - Live from Kobe: DJ Duct, DJ Wessun and Telly [JP]
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      Hyphae - Live from Kobe: DJ Duct, DJ Wessun and Telly [JP]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:00 - 01:00

      hyphae

      A project by Teletekst is doodUniversal Mediaman and TodaysArt
      Presented in collaboration with NIMk (Netherlands Media Art Institute), Alter Ego and Underground Gallery
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      Friday 23 September – Live from Kobe, Japan – 23:00 – 01:00 CET
      - DJ Duct (ThinkRec) [JP]
      - DJ Wessun (Do-Hyo Orizin / Rush Hour) [JP]
      - Telly [JP]

      Hyphae is an innovative music platform that hosts live-streamed performances by artists from all over the world, providing an insight into the exploding digital and web-based music culture. During Hyphae events, digital sounds and videos are transferred to the physical world through live-streaming shows featuring sublime artists performing live from their own parties, homes or studio’s. The audience experiences the artist(s) live and the artist(s) sees the audience live.

      People who aren’t attending the physical Hyphae events on Friday and Saturday in The Hague can join in live via Hyphae.nl!

    • Montevideo/NIMk [NL] - MKM
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      Montevideo/NIMk [NL] - MKM

      Friday 23 September 2011

      10:00 - 01:00

      MKM
      Montevideo / NIMk(Netherlands Media Arts Institute) presents the MediaKunstMobiel (MediaArtMobile), its brand new mobile infrastructure and laboratory for media art and digital culture. During TodaysArt, Montevideo/NIMk will focus on the latest development of Augmented en Mixed Reality and the creation of fascinating new types of user interfaces, that are beginning to show significant impact on industries and societies.MKM
    • Artvertiser (Workshop)
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      Artvertiser (Workshop)

      Friday 23 September 2011

      10:00 - 17:00

      Artvertiser

      A project by Julian Oliver [NZ/DE], Damian Stewart [NZ/AT] and Arturo Castro [ES]
      Presented in collaboration with NIMk

      Artvertiser enables replacing signs, billboards, banners and other forms of advertising with artworks through Augmented Reality. TodaysArt will see the world premiere of the new Android (mobile operating system for smartphones) port of the Artvertiser platform. The art works will be created by participants of a three-day workshop. The results will be made visible to the audience in city walks through the Grote Marktstraat, which is an area increasingly surrounded by advertising and visual communication signals. During the walks, you will look at an advertising surface through the display of an Android device, the image is then digitally replaced with an artwork created by workshop participants!

      Thursday 22 September
      12:00 – 16:00 – Artvertiser (Workshop)

      Friday 23 September
      10:00 – 17:00 – Artvertiser (Workshop)

      Saturday 24 September
      10:00 – 17:00 – Artvertiser (Workshop)
      17:30 – Artvertiser (Walk, departure from the MediaArtMobile)
      19:30 – Artvertiser (Walk, departure from the MediaArtMobile)

      Participants: 20 participants of 16 year and older, preferably from The Hague and surroundings. No technical experience or artistic background is required. Sign up via our website in advance or visit the MediaArtMobile during the workshop days from Wednesday to Friday. IF POSSIBLE: Bring your own Android device and preferably a laptop computer.

  • Spuiplein

    • WdKA [NL] - Storytelling and the City / One Minute Sculptures
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      WdKA [NL] - Storytelling and the City / One Minute Sculptures

      Friday 23 September 2011

      18:00 - 01:00

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      In collaboration with Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam)

      Storytelling and the City
      Students of the minor Editorial Design of the Willem de Kooning Academy will work on a storytelling project. What kind of people use the city and how are their actions perceived by others? Students will test their own character based guide systems on a historical, architectural, social and/or network level.

      One Minute Sculptures
      Inspired by Erwin Wurm‘s One minute Sculptures, first year students of the Willem de Kooning Academy will stage their own performative sculptures in public space.

    • Raumlabor [DE] - BXL
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      Raumlabor [DE] - BXL

      Friday 23 September 2011

      12:00 - 01:00

      Raumlabor
      The BXL by Raumlabor is a bicycle that has a big inflatable space coming out of the sides. It interacts with the architectural and social space and opens up urban space for temporary collective uses. The membrane of the bubble is translucent so people on the inside can see what´s going on outside and vice versa.
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    • KABK [NL] - PlayLab ClubNights
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      KABK [NL] - PlayLab ClubNights

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:00 - 01:00

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      In collaboration with the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague)

      Students of the Royal Academy of Art will use a container for the PlayLab ClubNights project. Ten groups of students present their first psychogeographic findings in The Hague through ten different media. Every other hour a group of students will open up a club.

  • Spuiplein - Stairs

    • School Voor Jong Talent [NL] - Shelters
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      School Voor Jong Talent [NL] - Shelters

      Friday 23 September 2011

      13:00 - 20:00

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      In collaboration with the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) – Preparatory Year

      The students from the preparatory year of the Royal Academy of Art will build ‘Shelters’ on the Spuiplein. The Shelters are mobile and temporary architectural objects and spaces. The students are asked to think about living in a temporary shelter in public space. The shelters will be built parallel with the development and construction of the festival.

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    • VR/urban [DE] - SMSlingshot
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      VR/urban [DE] - SMSlingshot

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:30 - 00:30

      VR/urban - SMSlingshot

      VR/urban is a collective of public media interventionists founded in 2008 and creates real-time public media installations. At TodaysArt they will present their SMSlingshot project.

      SMSlingshot was created as an extension of VR/Urban’s digital intervention activism. The installation features a handheld digital slingshot device for spreading information on public screens. The SMSlingshot is  a truely tangible, embedded interaction device for linking digital data with people acting in urban (real) space.

      The aim of all their projects is to reclaim urban screens for the public. Following the tradition of situative art and graffiti culture, VR/urban augments existing city structures with digital and interactive media art. The collective strongly believes in the embodiment, accessibility and tangibility of information, so that each installation has a very performative and challenging character.

      The core people behind the VR/Urban group are the media computer scien-/artist Patrick Tobias Fischer, the designer and design researcher Christian Zöllner and software developer Thilo Hoffmann. The team members are fluid elements of partners and friends in the fields of art, music, science, electronics, coding and architecture.

  • City Hall Facade 2

    • Bring Your Own Beamer
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      Bring Your Own Beamer

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:00 - 01:00

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      A concept by Rafaël Rozendaal
      Presented in collaboration with NIMk, Jorick.TV and Teletekst is dood

      If you want to participate, please fill in the form here.

      Initiated by visual artist Rafaël Roozendaal, Bring Your Own Beamer(BYOB) is a series of night-exhibitions presenting artists and their projectors. BYOB is an exploration of the medium of projection and a celebration of the new world we live in. Today, the Internet is confined to screens. But in the future, information will surround us, composing our surfaces, defining our spaces, enmeshing itself with the ether. A moving image is never an object, and when it is coupled with the increased flexibility of portable projection, the realm of experience quickly expands. Projection can mean many things. Projections are very flexible and create freedom to react to each other’s works, to move things around, and to create a dynamic collaborative experience.

      After organising the first BYOB in The Netherlands at TodaysArt Session #1 in March, TodaysArt will host the first large outdoor edition at the festival, hosted by Jorick.TV and Teletekst is dood and presented in collaboration with NIMk. Everyone is invited to bring their own projector to transform the Spuiplein!

      If you want to participate, please fill in the form here.

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    • Resolume [NL] - Avenue 4
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      Resolume [NL] - Avenue 4

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:00 - 01:00

      resolume avenue

      Presented in collaboration with NIMk

      Resolume is a real-time instrument for live (audio) visual performances. At TodaysArt, Resolume shows you how their recently released Avenue 4 software can be used to bring buildings to life. Visit them at the Spuiplein, where they will give you a demonstration after which you can try it yourself! In addition to this showcase, Edwin de Koning from Resolume will present their new software in the MediaArtMobile on Saturday afternoon.
  • Grote Marktstraat

    • Shoudio / Al Wachtend [NL] - Locative Storytelling
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      Shoudio / Al Wachtend [NL] - Locative Storytelling

      Friday 23 September 2011

      18:00 - 01:00

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      There will be a virtual audio exhibition in the Grote Marktstraat which you can participate in or listen to via the Shoudio app for iPhone and Android or via http://m.shoudio.com/projects/alwachtend.
      The phone and web-based application Shoudio allows for using a QR code to retrieve an audio file and image to your cell phone. Participants will create the audio and visual content with stories, which you as a visitor can find along the route from the Spuiplein to more distant locations such as Paard Van Troje and Korzo Theatre. The QR codes are distributed in the shop windows of the Bijenkorf, V&D, Albert Heijn, Media Markt and Q-Park.
      The main project using the infrastructure is Al Wachtend.

      Isn’t everyone waiting now and then? Did you ever wonder what kind of benefit it has, besides waiting for the sake of…. waiting? Al Wachtend‘ tries to turn this around. In a few minutes, your current location becomes a visual canvas that’s being enriched through spoken word and music. Like watching a movie, but it all happens right in front of you. This time, waiting might just turn into something special.
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  • Spuiplein - MediaArtMobile

    • Hyphae - Live from Kobe: DJ Duct, DJ Wessun and Telly [JP]
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      Hyphae - Live from Kobe: DJ Duct, DJ Wessun and Telly [JP]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:00 - 01:00

      hyphae

      A project by Teletekst is doodUniversal Mediaman and TodaysArt
      Presented in collaboration with NIMk (Netherlands Media Art Institute), Alter Ego and Underground Gallery
      Hyphae.nl

      Friday 23 September – Live from Kobe, Japan – 23:00 – 01:00 CET
      - DJ Duct (ThinkRec) [JP]
      - DJ Wessun (Do-Hyo Orizin / Rush Hour) [JP]
      - Telly [JP]

      Hyphae is an innovative music platform that hosts live-streamed performances by artists from all over the world, providing an insight into the exploding digital and web-based music culture. During Hyphae events, digital sounds and videos are transferred to the physical world through live-streaming shows featuring sublime artists performing live from their own parties, homes or studio’s. The audience experiences the artist(s) live and the artist(s) sees the audience live.

      People who aren’t attending the physical Hyphae events on Friday and Saturday in The Hague can join in live via Hyphae.nl!

  • Paard Van Troje - Main

    • Eli Verveine [CH]
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      Eli Verveine [CH]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:00 - 00:00

      Eli Verveine

      Eli Verveine is an honest DJ: she plays deep, warm house music from the heart. A former Red Bull Music Academy participant, Eli Verveine has developed a devoted following for her deeply personal style of DJing. With Eli, there is nothing too fancy. There are no laptops, or special controllers, she just has a record bag full of carefully selected tracks that she wants to share. Eli explains that ‘DJing is for me like storytelling’, and she tells really beautiful stories.

      www.myspace.com/eliverveine
      MNML SSGS Special
      MNML SSGS Mix

    • Danton Eeprom [FR/UK]
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      Danton Eeprom [FR/UK]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      03:30 - 05:00

      Danton Eeprom

      Danton Eeprom has experimented with many different musical styles since his teens. Garage rock, pop, experimental, super underground warehouse beats; he tried it all. After breaking through on the pre-minimal Berlin electro scene, Danton Eeprom soon found himself headlining the biggest clubs all over Europe. He has amassed a large body of work on labels such as Versatile, Rekids and Hypercolour, and did remixes for Röyksopp, Radio Slave and Andrew Weatherall. Somewhere along the line, he rediscovered his Chicago and Detroit techno and house influences, but never let go of the rave, rock and pop that influenced him. The result: a refined, house based sound that centers around sexy house beats and sophisticated rhythms, with a dark undercurrent from Eeprom’s earlier work.

      www.dantoneeprom.com

    • Chloé [FR]
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      Chloé [FR]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      02:00 - 03:30

      Chloe

      Chloé  quickly became an established artist after her album ‘The Waiting Room’ was released in 2007, but by that time, her many successful compilations and EP’s had already given her a solid reputation in the club scene. Chloé’s style is a cross between house music, electronic, minimal, and dirty electro, and she is famous for her performances at renowned clubs and festivals such as Mutek, Montreux Jazz festival, Benicassim, La Route du Rock, Marsatac and Sonar.

      www.dj-chloe.com

       

    • Kangding Ray [FR/DE]
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      Kangding Ray [FR/DE]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      00:00 - 01:00

      Kangding Ray at TodaysArt 2007 by Krijn van Noordwijk

      Kangding Ray (David Letellier, 1978) is a French architect and musician who lives and works in Berlin. He evolved as a guitarist and drummer in bands whose influences ranged from noise-rock, to jazz, before buying an Akai sampler and moving on to electronic music. His musical compositions consist of subtle melodies that combine with machine sounds into subtle and rhythmic tunes. He skilfully integrates guitar loops, bass lines, residual noise, acoustic instruments and digital anomalies to create a textured and dreamy soundscape. At his live performances, Kangding Ray uses analog machines, laptops, midi pads and guitars.

      www.kangdingray.com

    • Luomo [FI]
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      Luomo [FI]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      01:00 - 02:00

      Luomo by Aki Roukala

      Luomo aka Vladislav Delay, Sistol, Uusitalo… Finnish artist Sasu Ripatti used a whole range of different names to experiment with ambient, broken beat, glitch, grooves, house music with soulful vocals and more. He collaborated with many great artists, such as the Scissor Sisters, Black Dice, Apparat, Craig Armstrong, Massive Attack, Robert Owens, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Towa Tei. Luomo. the name he started using for his dub-house recordings that were released under the Force Tracks sublabel banner, is Ripatti’s experimental pop alter ego, with which he stretches the lines between techno, house and disco.

      www.luomomusic.org

  • Paard Van Troje - Small

    • Raime [UK]
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      Raime [UK]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      00:30 - 01:30

      Raime

      Raime first appeared in 2010, with 2 EPs on the hotly tipped Blackest Ever Black label. Drawing on a wide range of influences – from ‘80s post-punk, industrial, Birmingham techno and various forms of bass music – Raime have created a sound that is very much their own and remarkably contemporary. Their music has already received great interest, and in a surprisingly short space of time they have moved from being unknown to playing at some of the most cutting edge electronic music festivals in the world, such as Club Transmediale, Sonar and Unsound Festival. Now they will be bringing their intense, bass heavy live performance to Todays Art.

      MNML SSGS Mix

    • Nuel [IT]
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      Nuel [IT]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:00 - 00:30

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      Manuel Fogliata, aka Nuel, is part of a new wave of techno coming from Italy, led by studio partner Donato Dozzy. Together Nuel and Dozzy have released two highly sought after Aquaplano EPs, now selling for hundreds of Euros in Discogs. The Aquaplano sound explores hypnotic techno and meditative ambient in equal measure. Nuel is continuing to expand his musical horizons, with his latest EP exploring electro and drum and bass. In late 2011 he will release his debut album on Further Records in late 2011, a beautiful and deeply introspective work. Expect a diverse and interesting set from the talented Nuel.

      www.myspace.com/nuelmusic

      MNML SSGS mix

    • Delta Funktionen [NL/DE]
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      Delta Funktionen [NL/DE]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      02:30 - 04:15

      Delta Funktionen

      Niels Luinenburg has been releasing music as Delta Funktionen since 2008.  His music can be found on labels such as Delsin, Ann Aimee and Field Records. Delta Funktionen’s star is rising quickly, having already graced the decks at clubs like Fabric, The Bunker and Berghain. When DJing, he explores a wide spectrum of sounds: from Detroit and Chicago through to electro and the most cutting edge techno. Delta Funktionen is an important figure in the new generation of techno. At TodaysArt, you will hear why.

      www.deltafunktionen.net

    • Ancient Methods [DE]
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      Ancient Methods [DE]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      01:30 - 02:30

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      One of the most important new names in techno in recent years has been Ancient Methods, composed of two Berlin techno artists, Baeks and Trias. They have quickly developed a reputation as at the cutting edge of contemporary techno due to their 5 beautifully marbled EPs adorned with medieval pictures, as well as their collaborations with techno legends Regis and Adam X. Drawing on a range of influences – the harder schools of techno, IDM, industrial, and experimental – Ancient Methods have developed their own distinctive brand of techno, best described as ‘pitch black techno war funk’. In a club setting, their live show is known for its power and intensity. This is techno made for warrior gods.

  • Korzo Theater - Main

    • Toy Selectah [MX]
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      Toy Selectah [MX]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      03:00 - 04:00

      Toy Selectah
      Toy Selectah (Toy Hernández) is the mix-master wizzard from Monterrey behind the famous Mexican hip-hop group Control Machete and collaborator with the likes of Cypress Hill, Thievery Corporation, Manu Chao, and many others. As a DJ and producer, he toys with Colombian-Mexican cumbias, hip-hop, bass, reggae, and other urban and Caribbean styles, and mixes them together with today’s urban rhythms creating his trademark sound recruited by Diplo’s Mad Decent crew.

    • Los Refrescos (Martin Schopf + Argenis Brito) [CL/VE]
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      Los Refrescos (Martin Schopf + Argenis Brito) [CL/VE]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      00:30 - 02:00

      Los Refrescos
      Los Refrescos is a new project by Venezuelan Argenis Brito and Chilean Martin Schopf (aka Dandy Jack, see page …), also tagged with projects like Senor Coconut, Sieg über die Sonne, Ric y Martin or Mambotur. They deliver sensuality and sexuality with moderate bpm mixed with heavy latin and caribbean content. Fresh, new, live and exciting.

    • Fauna [AR]
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      Fauna [AR]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      02:00 - 03:00

      FaunaPress

      Fauna is Un Mono Azul and Canibal Negro, and previously Catar_Sys, who unfortunately passed away last year. Having played all around the world and introducing a revolutionary new mix of cumbia and electronic music, Fauna will come to TodaysArt as part of its European tour. Since 2003, Fauna has been crossing the border to the rest of the world, developing its act while playing at Europe and USA’s most important festivals (Coachella, Transmusicales, Roskilde, Distortion Festival, Fusion Fest, and many others). Powerful cumbia rhythms, dubstep and kuduro; this is pure pioneering brilliance.

    • Canibal Negro [AR]
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      Canibal Negro [AR]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:00 - 23:45

      CanibalNegro

      Canibal Negro (Black Cannibal) is the DJ alter ego of Cristian Del Negro, producer, singer and bassist of Fauna and “La Copla Colectiva Digital”, among other projects. Another alias of his is Color Kit, a widely known name in the digital cumbia scene all around America. In 2001, his DJ sets were experiments with drum n bass, jungle, and English electronic music; today his sets are strictly freestyle, ranging from cumbia to dancehall, and from guaracha to moombathon.

      Canibal Negro is creator and resident of “Parawayan Tronic”, tropical bass parties that went to places like Miami, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Lima and Bogota, featuring artists such as Douster, El Remolon, Frikstailers, Villa Diamante, Un Mono Azul and Sonido Martines. At TodaysArt, he will also perform as a member of Fauna, together with Un Mono Azul.

    • Un Mono Azul [AR]
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      Un Mono Azul [AR]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:45 - 00:30

      Un Mono Azul

      Un Mono Azul (A Blue Monkey) is the Federico Caldéron: a DJ, producer and remixer, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Formerly known as Polux, this freestyle activist was born in Mendoza, Argentina, where he set up a regional electronic music label, Zonda Sound Records. His work is published on blogs and websites around the world.

      In his first two years as a producer, he did work for the likes of Nacional Records (USA), ZZK Records (AR), Hipi Duki (ESP) and Subklub Records (AR). As a remixer, he was one of the winners of the first ZZK Records Remix Contest.

      Un Mono Azul’s sound is a mixture of deep bass, flying synths and tropical beats, and he is known for the freshness of his DJ sets, which got him through to the final 8 DJ’s selected to participate in the first Red Bull Thre3style Contest Argentina. At TodaysArt, he will also perform as a member of Fauna, together with Canibal Negro.

  • Korzo Theater - Studio

    • Todd Terje [NO]
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      Todd Terje [NO]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      02:30 - 04:00

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      Growing up in a small village in Norway, Todd Terje managed to find radio stations that played stuff like The Prodigy, and quickly became hooked to electronic beats. Starting out with a crappy PC, he managed to churn out some house and jungle songs, but nothing serious came of it until much later. After studying piano for a while, Terje decided to switch to studying physics in Oslo, where he got in touch with Prins Thomas at HS Records. He was soon propelled onto the Oslo electronic disco scene, and his career took off since then. He made his breakthrough onto the international dance scene with a catchy mix of kitschy euro sounds, deep funk and latin jazz. His catchy rhythms and dreamy synths have become popular all over Europe. In his own words, his music is a “mixture of high octane, leather homo-disco done up with mambo, coconuts and lipstick”.

      www.residentadvisor.net/dj/toddterje

    • Dompteur Mooner [DE]
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      Dompteur Mooner [DE]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:00 - 01:00

      Dompteur Mooner

      Dompteur Mooner, one of the most knowledgeable experts in obscure vintage electronic music, stepped into the limelight as part of Zombie Nation, whose 1999 smash hit ‘Kernkraft 400‘ was signed to DJ Hell’s Gigolo label and earned worldwide chart success. Mooner left Zombie Nation and founded his own label, Erkrankung Durch Musique. His sound is influenced by italodisco-B-sides, obscure cosmic-cassettes from his young days, electro, acid, rock, punk-funk, krautrock and the Club le Bomb wildstyle mixing

      www.mooner-industries.de

    • diskJokke [NO]
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      diskJokke [NO]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      01:00 - 02:30

      diskJokke

      diskJokke (a.k.a. Joachim Dyrdahl) is the latest in a string of exciting and innovative artists hailing from the highly respected Oslo electronica scene. This Norwegian mathematician and violin player was discovered by the esteemed Prins Thomas, label owner and big in the Norwegian Oslo-disco scene. diskJokke combines his classical background with modern electro to make brilliant Acid House, but also magnificent loungy pop/electro.

      www.diskjokke.com

  • Korzo Theater - Club

    • Baris K [TR]
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      Baris K [TR]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      02:00 - 04:00

      Baris K at Red Bull Music Academy Toronto 2007

      Barış K has been dj’ing at events and venues in Istanbul since 1997, and is famous for his Eurasian retro sets; lots of beats mixed with disco and soul from the Turkish seventies. Together with fellow DJ Ismet, he hosted Istanbul’s first funk-soul parties. Thanks to an abundance of old record stores Barış K has created a unique sound; his Eurasia mixes feature 70’s Turkish music deeply rooted in Anatolian culture. Barış K is also a producer; his remix for clarinet player Hüsnü Şenlendirici was recently released from Doublemoon Records.

    • Awesome Tapes From Africa [US]
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      Awesome Tapes From Africa [US]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      23:00 - 02:00

      Awesome Tapes From Africa

      In 2004-2005, Brian Shimkovitz studied hip-hop in Ghana. Wandering around at local markets, Shimkovitz discovered a wealth of obscure music on old-fashioned cassette tapes. He began collecting and cataloguing these tapes, and ended up with a large collection of African music that most people outside of Africa have probably never heard of. In 2006, Shimkovitz launched a blog (Awesome Tapes from Africa), on which he shares a new mix each week. At TodaysArt, Shimkovitz will bring his best tapes and treat you to a unique mix of great African music, from electro-juju (King Sunny Ade) to disco highlife (J.A. Adofo) to Senegalese rap (Bill Diakhou) to Kenyan guitar breakdowns (Charles A. Chepkwony) to Zimbabwean dance numbers (John Chibadura) and beyond.

      www.awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com

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  • Spuiplein - MediaArtMobile

    • Artvertiser (Workshop)
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      Artvertiser (Workshop)

      Friday 23 September 2011

      10:00 - 17:00

      Artvertiser

      A project by Julian Oliver [NZ/DE], Damian Stewart [NZ/AT] and Arturo Castro [ES]
      Presented in collaboration with NIMk

      Artvertiser enables replacing signs, billboards, banners and other forms of advertising with artworks through Augmented Reality. TodaysArt will see the world premiere of the new Android (mobile operating system for smartphones) port of the Artvertiser platform. The art works will be created by participants of a three-day workshop. The results will be made visible to the audience in city walks through the Grote Marktstraat, which is an area increasingly surrounded by advertising and visual communication signals. During the walks, you will look at an advertising surface through the display of an Android device, the image is then digitally replaced with an artwork created by workshop participants!

      Thursday 22 September
      12:00 – 16:00 – Artvertiser (Workshop)

      Friday 23 September
      10:00 – 17:00 – Artvertiser (Workshop)

      Saturday 24 September
      10:00 – 17:00 – Artvertiser (Workshop)
      17:30 – Artvertiser (Walk, departure from the MediaArtMobile)
      19:30 – Artvertiser (Walk, departure from the MediaArtMobile)

      Participants: 20 participants of 16 year and older, preferably from The Hague and surroundings. No technical experience or artistic background is required. Sign up via our website in advance or visit the MediaArtMobile during the workshop days from Wednesday to Friday. IF POSSIBLE: Bring your own Android device and preferably a laptop computer.

  • Spuiplein

    • Coen Hoogstraten [NL] - Lichtbloem (Workshop)
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      Coen Hoogstraten [NL] - Lichtbloem (Workshop)

      Friday 23 September 2011

      19:00 - 22:00

      lichtbloem

      Through this short but exciting workshop light artist Coen Hoogstraten shows you how to make your own Lichtbloem (Light Flower), a tingling light made of a ping pong ball, an LED light, a pushpin and optical fibers. Hoogstraten came up with Lichtbloem when he started to give workshops on primary schools last year. He wanted to create a light object which was easy to produce, even for the small ones.

      www.coens.org

  • ANNA@KV20

    • Game of Life [NL] - Wave Field Synthesis (Workshop + Demo + Lecture)
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      Game of Life [NL] - Wave Field Synthesis (Workshop + Demo + Lecture)

      Friday 23 September 2011

      14:00 - 18:00

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      Presented in co-operation with ANNA

      Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) is a technique for reproducing sound. WFS started at the TU Delft in the 80s, and is based on a 17th-century theoretical principle from the Dutch mathematician and physicist Christiaan Huygens. The WFS system by Game of Life consists of 192 speakers in a square of 10 by 10 meters, allowing the sound to move through space in a completely different way compared to traditional stereo sound. During TodaysArt, there will be lectures, workshops, demonstrations and concerts with the WFS system.

      Saturday 24 September
      14:00 – 15:00
      Lecture and demonstration for 12 to 17 year olds by Arthur Sauer.

      16:00 – 17:00
      Lecture, demonstration and workshop for composers by Arthur Sauer and Miguel Negrao. Please sign-up in advance via gameoflife@me.com.

      www.gameoflife.nl

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  • TAG

    • Periphery: TAG - Rory Pilgrim [UK] and Louwrien Wijers [NL] - Can we leave things as they are?
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      Periphery: TAG - Rory Pilgrim [UK] and Louwrien Wijers [NL] - Can we leave things as they are?

      Friday 23 September 2011

      12:00 - 17:00

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      “Can we leave things as they are?” is an exhibition with works by Rory Pilgrim and Louwrien Wijers.

      Opening 16th of September at 19:00. Exhibition runs 17 of September – 19 of November 2011. Opening times Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 – 17:00.

      TAG

      Rory Pilgrim (UK, b. 1988) ingeniously combines musical composition, singing and conducting choirs with investigation into political structures, social issues and the design of the public space. He intervenes in communities by providing some kind of service or a simple gesture, thereby creating works that function at the interface between the visual arts, music and cultural sociology.

      On 19th of May 1989, Zhao Ziyang went to Tiananmen Square and personally made a speech urging the protesting students to end their hunger strike. He called out to them, ‘We are already old, it doesn’t matter to us anymore’, it was his last public appearance. Conceived and reflecting upon this historic speech and statement Pilgrim will install a meeting room in TAG during the exhibition. On the last day elders from the city are invited to come to the meeting room to discuss and answer directly in consensus “Can we leave things as they are?”. Depending on their answer (“We can leave things as they are”, “We can’t leave things as they are” and “We are undecided”) this message would be broadcasted out to the city via a composition written for a carillon on a public square in Den Haag. The elders will be taken to the carillon to hear their decision broadcast.

      Beginning in 1978, artist and writer Louwrien Wijers (NL, b. 1941) conducts interviews with charismatic individuals from all over the world. ‘Art meets Science and Spirituality in a changing Economy’ is a mental sculpture of panel dialogues in the Stedelijk Museum initiated by Wijers. The conversations focus on the future of art, religion and money. With: David Bohm, John Cage, Ilya Prigogine, Dalai Lama, Lawrence Weiner, Marina Abramovic, Fritjof Capra, Robert Rauschenberg, among others. The prediction of the participants in the panel discussions is that we are moving from a “competitive society to a more compassionate society”. This is the growth the artists were aiming for who perceived art as a possible way of changing the world for the better. “Dramatic cultural and socio-economic changes require that we relinquish our anxiety-ridden mechanistic linearity”, says Wijers, “competition, fragmentation and specialisation based on the alleged certitudes of the mechanistic world view have to be replaced by respect for others and a general awareness of universal responsibility.” TAG will present the recently edited documentation of the discussions, next to Wijers’s writing.

      In addition to the work of Pilgrim and Wijers there will be a screening of Anton Vidokle’s film New York Conversations. Shot in a Chinatown storefront converted for this occasion into an improvised kitchen/restaurant, the film documents three days of public conversations between artists, critics, curators, and a free floating public. The film is a subjective record of these conversations, which explored various topics ranging from questions concerning precarious and immaterial labor in the field of art, possibilities for non-alienated life and working conditions, the feasibility of artistic freedom, and possible means of reclaiming dignity in the work of art criticism, to more immediate questions concerning whether what was actually taking place throughout the course of the event was in fact an artwork.

      With: Francisca Benitez, Nico Dockx, Daniel Faust, Media Farzin, Liam Gillick, Egon Hanfstingl, Jörg Heiser, Steven Kaplan, Shama Khana, Anders Kreuger, Miwon Kwon, Valerie Mannaerts, Sis Matthé, Hadley Nunes, Saul Ostrow, Marti Peran, Simon Rees, Els Roelandt, Dieter Roelstraete, Martha Rosler, Joe Scanlan, Maxwel Stephen, Monika Szewczyk, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jan Verwoert, Anton Vidokle, Lawrence Weiner, Andrea Wiarda, Louwrien Wijers and others.

  • LhGWR

    • Periphery: LhGWR - Sander Reijgers [NL] - Art belongs to a nail
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      Periphery: LhGWR - Sander Reijgers [NL] - Art belongs to a nail

      Friday 23 September 2011

      12:00 - 17:00

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      LhGWR starts the season with Art belongs to a nail, an exhibition with new works by visual artist Sander Reijgers [NL].

      About one and a half year ago a post on Trendbeheer.com about Reijgers’ work Negerin 2009 (a football made of pieces from a blow-up-doll) was copied by the renowned blog GeenStijl.nl. This resulted in an enormous respons. The content of these comments confronted Reijgers with the vast distance between GeenStijl-respondents and the art world. In his latest work Reijgers confronts these respondents with ‘the artist Sander Reijgers’. Like before when he managed to have Business and Religion or Sex and Islam visually communicate with each other, he searched for a way to evoke a visual debate between himself and the opinion of the majority. He found the key in a post on GeenStijl saying; ‘Art belongs to a nail’.

      Sander Reijgers (1977) offers the spectator a different view on existing social and cultural rules and experiences. By combining conflicting subjects in a defined way, both a clash and synergy come into being. In his work design, art, fashion, sex, religion and politics come to a dramatic collision just as they, as dramatically, are wholly engrossed. He leads you but also leaves you room to formulate your own opinion. Reijgers let go of his painters background and crosses over to different discipline in a remarkable way. In his earlier work you literally see the transition from canvas to portable textile: he used pieces of love dolls in his work. In his newest creations all elements from former work are combined in non compos sculptural forms.

  • West

    • Periphery: West - Reynold Reynolds [US] - Six Pieces
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      Periphery: West - Reynold Reynolds [US] - Six Pieces

      Friday 23 September 2011

      12:00 - 18:00

      Secret Life - Reynold Reynolds - West - 01

      West is proud to present American artist Reynold Reynolds’ first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Six Pieces is an exhibition in which Reynolds explores various aspects of human existence, using his experimental films and installations. Due to the enthralling aesthetics, which are both cool and sensual, his work is strikingly impressive. The abundantly detailed set in which he works, forms the basis for his powerful visual expressive language. Reynolds brings frozen goldfish to life, lets walls move, and makes plants grow visibly. An environment in which the daily routine of human beings seems poetic, until chaos and drama take over everyday life. Serious topics such as isolation, loneliness and insecurity are portrayed in an uncommonly beautiful, surrealistic style that keep you riveted.

  • Vrije Academie

    • Periphery: Vrije Academie - GENERATION 9/11
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      Periphery: Vrije Academie - GENERATION 9/11

      Friday 23 September 2011

      12:00 - 18:00

      Nina Berman - Marine Wedding (2006)

      During TodaysArt.NL 2011, the Vrije Academie presents an exhibition assessing and exploring trends in war photography and conflict image-forming ten years after 9/11.

      With work by:  Tim Hetherington, Simon Norfolk, Zalmai, Thomas Dworzak, Tyler Hicks, Teru Kuwayama, Frederic Lafargue, Nina Berman, Benjamin Lowy, Teun Voeten, Geert van Kesteren, Karim Ben Khalifa, Moises Salman, Abdul Ahhad Ghait, Michael Kamber, Chris Hondros, Bruno Stevens, Kai Wiederhöfer, Eman Mohammed, Mohammed Abed, Mia Grondahl and Kent Klich.

      Guest curator: Teun Voeten in collaboration with Timo de Rijk, Jamie Wellford, Gert van Langendonck and Marie Jeanne de Rooij.

  • Paard Cafe

    • Periphery: An Other Night With State-X New Forms - Slyder [NL], Felixbrodt-Harari-Ziblat Project [IL] and SXNF DJ Crew [NL]
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      Periphery: An Other Night With State-X New Forms - Slyder [NL], Felixbrodt-Harari-Ziblat Project [IL] and SXNF DJ Crew [NL]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      21:30 - 04:00

      state-x new forms

      State-X New Forms, festival for avant-rock, cutting-edge electronics and nu-art, will host a party at Paard Café during TodaysArt.NL 2011 featuring Slyder - Live [NL], Felixbrodt-Harari-Ziblat Project [IL], DJ Tjika [NL] and DJ Click [NL].

      Slyder is the musical equivalent of Jackson Pollock: Important for the renowned action painter was not the result but the development of his work. Wild strokes, dripping and hurling of paint, scraping. Pure expression, without stylistical or technical limitations. That’s Slyder, no songs, no arrangements, no outlines, pre-fabricated riffs or rhythms, just pure improvisation. Action/reaction: every performance is unique. Mesmerizing drones, soothing intermezzi, tantalizing breaks and an explosive apotheosis.

      Felixbrodt-Harari-Ziblat project: On the verge between acoustic and electronic, improvised and composed, this is a newly founded experimental music project, featuring Israeli musicians Maya Felixbrodt – viola, electronics, Tomer Harari – electronics, harmonium, singing saw, toys and Ilya Ziblat Shay – contrabass, electronics.

  • 330 LIVE

    • Periphery: UMAMI #7 - Warm Climate [US], Jugend [NL], UMAMI DJ-team [NL]
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      Periphery: UMAMI #7 - Warm Climate [US], Jugend [NL], UMAMI DJ-team [NL]

      Friday 23 September 2011

      20:00 - 03:00

      umami

      UMAMI is an underground music night which takes place bi-monthly, every last Friday of the month. The general goal is to focus on music genres that are underrepresented in The Hague, from glitch-hop to freak folk to chillwave to (disco) shoegaze to Bunker acid to dubstep and so on. For this seventh edition during TodaysArt.NL 2011 Los Angeles’ Warm Climate [US], Rotterdam’s Jugend [NL] and the UMAMI DJ-team (Phill Tovver, Danni The Rain & Kipkillah) will provide you in your dancing needs and your craving for new, interesting music.

      American artist Seth Kasselman has produced a large body of work over the past decade. Since studying at the California Institute of the Arts, where he constructed large sound installations and composed electro-acoustic music, today he is crafting his own music under the moniker Warm Climate. Taking from influences as disparate as soft-pop and the avant-garde, Warm Climate weaves them into something singular and uniquely its own.

       

       

      “One cannot understand Rotterdam without understanding JUGEND.” Alienation, desolation and ethnic struggles dominate Rotterdam, a city without a heart, a city without feelings. JUGEND lives in this context and creates its own Militant Body Rawk which marches on to the mechanical pulse of Rotterdam. JUGEND does not shy away from discomfort or cliches, therefore offering a pure view on race, sex, violence and power. With this, JUGEND presents its audience with a hypersexual and repressive mirror in front of which people can shamelessly surrender themselves to their own hidden desire.

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