Tickets
NL
Festival Pass
€80
Thursday, 19 Sep
Festival Opening Event
De Electriciteits Fabriek *
19:00 - 23:00
Exibition Opening / Performance / Afterparty
Friday, 20 Sept
Festival Day 1
De Electriciteits Fabriek
12:00 - 00:00
Exhibition / Context
Theather aan het Spui
18:00 - 00.00
AV Shows
Paard + Het Magazijn
23:00 - 06:00
Music / Club
Saturday, 21 Sept
Festival Day 2
De Electriciteits Fabriek
12:00 - 00:00
Exhibition / Context
Theather aan het Spui
18:00 - 00.00
AV Shows
Paard + Het Magazijn
23:00 - 06:00
Music / Club
Sunday, 22 Sept
Festival Day 3
De Electriciteitsfabriek
(13:00 - 00:00)

Exhibition / Context (13:00 - 17:00 )
Concert / Afterparty (19:00 - 00:00)
TodaysArt
Festival
2019
19-22 Sept
The Hague
NL

timetable

program

  • AV / Tech Shows
  • Music
  • Art
  • Context
  • Thu 19
  • Fri 20
  • Sat 21
  • Sun 22
  • De Electriciteitsfabriek
  • Theater a/h Spui
  • Paard
  • Het Magazijn
MusicArt
Presented with Arts Council Mongolia.
Installation & DJ set
Context
Satellite Program
Presented with NEST

venues

De Electriciteitsfabriek

Address: De Constant Rebecqueplein 20

This year's Exhibition and Context program, will take place at the monumental industrial building de Electriciteitsfabriek (the Electricity Factory), in both the turbine hall and theatre hall Zaal 3. In addition to the festival program, pay a visit to the exhibition space of our partner NEST right next door.

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Theater aan het Spui

Address: Spui 187

The Hague's contemporary theatre is home to TodaysArt's 2019 live AV shows and performances, taking place in two halls, the foyer and the theatre studio. The theatre will also host part of the Context program and several artworks.

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Paard

Address: Prinsegracht 12

The Hague's music venue PAARD will set the stage for a major part of the music performances and club program of TodaysArt 2019. The venue was designed by Rem Koolhaas in 2003.

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Practical Information

Information on ticketing, venues and accommodation.

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Press

Are you a journalist, blogger or photographer? Find all information about TodaysArt 2019 here, including press kit, press archive, accreditation form and contact information.

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Volunteers

We welcome volunteers to make our anniversary edition one to remember. We are looking for people who want to help us before, during and after the festival.

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Network

TodaysArt is the proud member of Blockchain My Art and two networks supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union: SHAPE and We Are Europe.

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About

TodaysArt is a trans-disciplinary and international platform for art, music and technology. It operates as a non-profit agency and network organization.

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Contact

TodaysArt
Weimarstraat 1E
2562 GM Den Haag
The Netherlands

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12:00 - 0:00 Exhibition Open

De Electriciteitsfabriek - Turbine Hall

Theater aan het Spui - Foyer

19:00 STREAM: Douglas Rushkoff
18:45 STREAM: Wethouder Cultuur Den Haag
21:15 Katharina Ernst

PAARD Small Stage

23:30 Doors open
3:30 Bamba Pana & Makaveli
2:00 Sentimental Rave
1:00 Oktober Lieber
0:00 PAUL

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Memo Akten – Deep Meditations

Art
fri 12:00 - 00:00
sat 12:00 - 00:00
sun 13:00 - 17:00
thu 19:00 - 00:00
De Electriciteitsfabriek - Turbine Hall
weareeurope
Memo Akten – Deep Meditations

‘Deep Meditations’ explores the intersections of technology and spirituality, making a deep dive into the inner world of an artificial neural network. The work consists of five vertical screens, representing the collective consciousness of humanity and giving a visual representation to those subjective concepts that make us inherently human.

The network is trained on everything in the most literal sense: images labelled ‘everything’ from the photo-sharing website Flickr, as well other abstract, subjective concepts such as ‘life’, ‘love’, ‘art’, ‘faith’, ‘ritual’, ‘worship’, ‘god’, ‘nature’, ‘physics’, ‘universe’, ‘cosmos’ and many more.

As these concepts have no physical form, the network learns what our collective consciousness has decided they look like, catalogued by the internet, taking us on a slow and meditative journey through the imagination of a machine.

The sound of the art piece is generated by a second neural network, trained on hours of religious and spiritual chants, prayers and rituals from around the world, scraped from YouTube.

Memo Akten is an artist, researcher and philomath from Istanbul, Turkey, working with computation as a medium to explore the collisions between nature, science, technology, ethics, ritual, tradition and religion. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Goldsmiths in London on machine learning and expressive human-machine interaction, to enable collaborative creativity between humans and machines.

This piece is presented in the framework of We are Europe in collaboration with Sónar.