DEAF 04: Affective Turbulence

V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam
Theme: affective turbulence, the art of open systems. DEAF, the Dutch Electronic Art Festival, is a biennial international and interdisciplinary festival organized by V2_ in Rotterdam (NL) which showcases crossovers between art, technology and society. DEAF features: - an exhibition of interactive installations and Internet projects - live performances (sound, music, installations, film, images) - seminars and workshops - talks and presentations - an academic symposium - a publication/catalog - a festival website which allows participation and provides practical information and documentation DEAF has established itself as one of the major European events in this field. It is a showcase for recent artwork, some specially commissioned, as well as a forum for critical discussion. The event brings together a varied group of visitors, artists and critics from home and abroad. Through collaboration between local, national and international art and research institutes, DEAF attempts to generate a synergy of thought among different disciplines about media technology. V2_ has presented DEAF in Rotterdam since 1994. Its forerunner, the Manifestation for the Unstable Media, was held annually at V2_'s previous location in 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) since 1986. Each festival has a specific theme, which structures the contents of the event. These themes make it possible to investigate specific aspects of new technological developments in a more focused way. (Content:
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