Seventh edition of the international art and music festival dedicated to adventurous, pioneering and unrestricted creativity for an unknown future.
The Hague / Brussels – The International ambitions and collaborations of the TodaysArt Festival have resulted in the first Belgian edition of the festival. TodaysArt.BE will take over the EuroStation / Zuid Station – one of the city’s emblematic sites – from 29 September to 1 October, precisely one week after TodaysArt.NL in The Hague. TodaysArt uses and transforms the city’s infrastructure and creates temporary spaces to produce events in exciting settings, such as main squares, public buildings, museums, concert halls, clubs and theatres.
The line-up for both TodaysArt.NL and TodaysArt.BE is nearly complete and is available on the festival websites.
Leap Into The Void
Backed up and inspired by creativity we are taking a leap into the void. The future is unknown and seems unstable, but TodaysArt believes in the decisiveness of the arts and cultural sector and the creativity of society. Whatever happens, TodaysArt wishes to keep taking the public along for a ride into new territories and to continue exploring tools for an unknown future. To celebrate the unfamiliar, and to feast upon each other’s imagination. Inspired and supported by artists and public, TodaysArt takes the visitors on a journey through the most exciting developments in contemporary performing and visual arts. This year, there are many special and unique works and performances at the festival, with over 150 artists from home and abroad participating.
TodaysArt will have day and evening programs filled with concerts, performances and exhibitions at various inside locations, large-scale installations and interventions in outside public spaces, electronic music concerts and related audiovisual art, an exchange program with lectures, workshops and other educational projects, and a periphery program organized in collaboration with local cultural partners.
TodaysArt festival is a concept that revolves around the presentation and development of adventurous and contemporary visual and performing arts in the urban environment. Since 2005, TodaysArt has brought local and international artists, thinkers and audiences to The Hague.
Programme TodaysArt.NL – The Hague
The full programme will be announced in the following weeks. More information can be found on the websites for The Hague edition (http://www.todaysart.org/nl) and Brussels (http://www.todaysart.org/nl). Confirmed so far:
Gob Squad [UK/DE] – Saving the World | Hiroaki Umeda [JP] – Holistic Strata | Martin Messier [CA/QC] – Sewing Machine Orchestra | Martin Messier + Nicolas Bernier [CA/QC] – La Chambre Des Machines | MCDance [CH/FR/DE/NL] Imagine (Korzo Productions) | Monolake [DE] – Live Surround (Visuals by Tarik Barri [NL]) | Murcof [MX/ES] + ANTIVJ [BE/FR] | Transforma [DE] + YRO [FR] – Asynthome | Sculpture [UK] | STEIM [NL] Errors of Delight: Jamie Allen [UK], Moldover [US], Rosa Menkman [NL] + Áron Birtalan [HU] and TO-PO (Yuko Uesu + Vincenzo Onnembo) [JP/IT]
Arion de Munck [NL] – Vierkant en Rond | Bring Your Own Beamer (concept by Rafaël Rozendaal) | Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works [US] – Totemobile | Frederic Brodbeck [DE/NL] – Cinemetrics | Game of Life [NL] Wavefield Synthesis (presented by ANNA) | Keg de Souza [AU] – Gigloo | Lucas Abela [AU] – Mix Tape | Lucas Abela [AU] – Vinyl Rally | Maurice Bogaert [NL] – The Apartment (WORKSPACE 11) | Montevideo/NIMk [NL] – MKM (MediaArtMobile) | Raumlabor [DE] – Spacebuster | | Tiemen Rapati + Charlie Berendsen [NL] Escape | Universal Mediaman [NL] – Project Dagaz | VR/urban [DE] – SMSlingshot
Awesome Tapes From Africa [US] | Bakir (Spit Brothers) [US] | Baris K [TR] | Bo Marley [DK] | Canibal Negro [AR] | Chloé [FRl] | Daedelus [US] | Dandy Jack [CL/CH] | Danton Eeprom [FR/UK] | Db-eat [NL] | dÉbruit [FR/UK] | diskJokke [NO] | Disrupt + Soom T [DE/UK] | Dompteur Mooner [DE] | Elektro Guzzi [AT] | Fauna [AR] | Jacek Sienkiewicz [PL] | Jazzsteppa [UK/DE] | Kangding Ray [FR/DE] | Kevin Drumm [US] + Thomas Ankersmit [NL/DE] | BASZ presents: Tech Chic Design [NL], Rät N Frikk [NL], Loyu (Clipslice + Baiba Yurkevich) [NL/LV], The Specialist [NL], Generate [NL] and VJ Differenc [NL] | Los Refrescos (Dandy Jack + Argenis Brito) [CL/VE] | Lunice [CA/QC] | Luomo [FI] | MNML SSGS [JP/AU]: Oni Ayhun + Mar Ritt, Peter Van Hoesen [BE], Raime [UK], Senking [DE], Ancient Methods [DE], Delta Funktionen [NL], Ulf Eriksson [SE], Eli Verveine [CH] and Nuel [IT] | Plapla Pinky [FR] | Rootah [DE] | Todd Terje [NO] | Tomlaan [NL] | Toy Selectah [MX] | Tros Banana: Ralph Im Bar, Drank Orgel and GYR Remix Team | Un Mono Azul [AR] | Vladislav Delay Quartet [FI/AR/DE]
Performative Architecture / Urban Strategies / Shadow Cities with Ewen Chardronnet [FR], Pedro Gadahno [PT] and Raumlabor [DE].
Martijn van Boven [NL] – Awed Into The Great Wide And Open (film programme): Gerard Holthuis [NL] Hong Kong (HKG) | Gordon Matta-Clark [US] City Slivers + Sous-Sols de Paris | Graham Ellard + Stephen Johnstone [UK] – Things To Come | SemiConductor [UK] Matter in Motion | SilentUK Crack the Surface | Steina Vasulka [IS/US] Urban Episodes | Thom Andersen [US] Los Angeles Plays Itself
– Periphery: Partner programmes presented by local cultural initiatives:
1646: Theo Marks [US] + Han Orsel [NL] The Root of Bluegrass | An Other Night With State-X New Forms Slyder [NL], Felixbrodt-Harari-Ziblat Project [IL], DJ Tjika [NL], DJ Click [NL] | BEATLAB 330 Cinnaman [NL], Filosofische Stilte [NL], Deadstokdonut [NL], Ill Tovver [NL], Robby Brighton [NL] | LhGWR: Sander Reijgers [NL] – Art belongs to a nail | Super Mini Feest: DJ Yobkiss [NL] and Compression [NL] | TAG: Rory Pilgrim [UK] and Louwrien Wijers [NL] Can we leave things as they are? | UMAMI #7: Warm Climate [US], Jugend [NL], UMAMI DJ-team [NL] | Vrije Academie: GENERATION 9/11 | West: Reynold Reynolds [US] – Six Pieces
Programme TodaysArt.BE – Brussels
1024 – Euphorie | Hiroaki Umeda [JP] – Holistic Strata | Martin Messier [CA/QC] – Sewing Machine Orchestra | OST Collective [BE] | Murcof [MX] + AntiVJ [FR] | Justice Yeldham [AU] | Jochen Dehn [FR/ DE] | Loreto Martinez Troncoso [SP] | Raumlabor [DE] | Supermafia [CH]
Andreas Muxel + Martin Hesselmeier [DE] – Capacitive Body | Anne Sevellec [FR] – Sliver | Briko2k [BE] – Bots Conspiracy | LAb[au] [BE] + David Letellier [FR] – Tessel | Keg de Souza [AU] – Gigloo | Locus Sonus [FR] – Locus Sonus Promenade | Lucas Abela [AU] – Vinyl Rally | | Lucas Abela [AU] – Mix Tape | Speed Show (Aram Bartholl) curated by Anne Roquigny [FR] & Yves Bernard [BE] | Tom Laan [NL] – Crowd DJ | VR/urban [DE] SMSlingshot
?ICASEA [ Icasea Records / UK ] | Back and Forth [ Thin Consolation / BE ] | Baconhead [ Acroplane / UK ] | Biosphere [ Touch/ NO ] & Egbert Mittelstädt [ DE ] | Coco Bryce [ Fremdtunes / NL ] | Comfort Fit [ Mooncircle Project / DE ] | Daniel Mehlhart [ Notes / DE ] | Daedelus [ Ninja Tune / US ] | Darko [ Statik Dancin’ / BE ] | dÉbruit [ Civil Music / FR ] | D/R/U/G/S/ [ DrugsRec/ UK ] | Ekkohaus [ Mule Electronic / DE ] | Elektro Guzzi [ Macro/ AT ] | Geoff Wichmann [ Push It / BE ] | Gwelmime [ Ambivalence/ BE ] | Herrmutt Lobby [ Thin Consolation / BE ] | Justice Yeldham [ AU ] | Juveniles [ Kitsuné/ FR ] | Kabale und Liebe [ 100% Pure / NL ] | Kangding Ray [ Raster Noton / FR ] | Matthias Tanzmann [ Moon Harbour / DE ] | Novi_sad [ Sub Rosa / Staalplaat / Touch / GR ] | Peter Van Hoesen [ Time To Express/ BE ] | Plapla Pinky [ Sonore / FR ] | Rone [ Infiné / FR ] | Senking [Raster Noton / DE] | Zanshin [ Affine Records/ AT ]
– Camp Conference:
The Rise of Performance Architecture curated by Ewen Chardronnet [FR] with Raum Labor [DE] , Andrés Jaque [ES], Anna Rispoli [BE], Bureau d’études [FR], Cécile Martin [CA], Edurne Rubio [BE/ SP], Exyzt / 6b [FR], HeHe [FR] , Jochen Dehn [FR/ DE], Loreto Martinez Troncoso [SP], Jozef Wouters [BE], Matteo Pasquinelli [IT], OST Collective [BE], Tor Lindstrand [SE], Umschichten [DE], Zoom Architecture [FR]
– Periphery: Partner programmes presented by local cultural initiatives:
The Periphery brings forward a diverse range of visual and performing arts programmes in Brussels created independently or in collaboration with the festival. This year’s Periphery features partner initiatives by Ateliers Claus, MediaRuimte, Pecha Kucha, iMal, KureghemNet, La Maison du Peuple, Antitapas, Burlesque Fever, Fuse, K-Nal, Nuit Blanche and many others, all over the city.