Gogbot is a platform for new developments in international art, in this year in particular the curious combination of media, technology and pop culture. More than 150 artists, performers, musicians and other creative spirits will show their talents at 10 locations of the free entrance expo’s. Gogbot will show robotics, electronic music and audio art, virtual worlds, freakshows, inter-active installations, live-cinema, streetart, gaming, performances, keynote speakers, lectures, steampunk videoclips, DJ’s, VJ’s, parties, lots of steam, and more….and a lot of steam, because “Steampunk” is the Gogbot theme of 2008.
At Steampunk modern technology and design is mixed with elements from the Victorian era, when technology was still new and romantic. Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, the 2 most famous sci-fi authors and godfathers of Steampunk contributed to the festival Gogbot.
Participating artists are: Pablo Ventura, Joost Conijn, Tinkebell, Filip Jonker, Arno Coenen, DrGrordbort (Lord of the Rings FXstudio), Christiaan Zwanikken, Bill Spinhoven, Powerplant, e.v.a.
In Poppodium Atak every night is a booming Gogbot party with the newest live-muzic from Londen and Berlin. Experiment, breakcore, electro, drum’n base, retro-acid, micromusic and more…Mmv o.a. Noisia, Jason Forrest, Ceephax Acid Crew, Mu-ziq, Teknoist, Gay Against You, DuranDuranDuran, Panacea, Botborg, Mr Ouzo..
The Gogbot festival has a spectacular opening at Thursday 18 Sept 20h, location Oude Markt, with the Singing Tesla Coils from Texas, high voltage on electronic music (European Premiere!), performances with freak shows, Victorian vessels and circus acts, hanging robots, street art, gaming and a lot of steam!