Light, smoke, mirrors and live code- TodaysArt immerses 6000 visitors in 72 hour audio-visual spectacle 

The 14th edition of TodaysArt, festival of art, electronic music and digital creativity ran September 21-23 in various venues in the city centre of The Hague. Featuring more than 150 artists working at the intersection of art, music and technology, the edition showcased live performance, mind blowing audiovisual works, installations, talks and an extensive club program of 72 hrs non stop.

11 venues were temporary home to the festival, which by design settles in different locations each year. The festival lived up to its reputation to programming some of the most exciting acts and artists in contexts that by association form a unique artistic vision — a festival as an art piece in its own right.

The 14th edition revolved around the Volharding, the Netherland’s first building from the 1920s to have a media facade. TodaysArt reanimated the building by placing a Funktion-One sound system in the inside and large scale projection mapping from the outside. Festival visitors witnessed the city inside out, from the rooftop of Bleyenberg to the basements of The Hague’s nightclubs HOOP and Het Magazijn amongst others.

A particular highlight was the Fulldome, located in public space across  Theater a/h Spui. The special venue served as impressive backdrop to a series of 360° immersive A/V performances. TodaysArt collaborated with a number of local organisations including The Crave, Azimuth, Het Magazijn and Ethereal music to serve adventurous club nights with the likes of Deena Abdelwahed, JASSS, DJ Lag, Apparat and Underground Resistance.

Below are some of the memorable impressions form TodaysArt 2018.

We like to thank our photographer Maurice Mikkers, Stephan C Kaffa, Tasha Orlova, Marc Mikaelian, Clemens Wildshut and Aron Suveg.

For more impressions visit our Facebook albums.

 

 

More Info 

Festival Website

TodaysArt 2018 Program Guide

Press

Crack Magazine

“An Ambitious Programme joining the dots between innovation and accessibility” – 26/09/18

3Voor12 

“TodaysArt 2018 – een aanslag op onze audiovisuele sensoren” – 24/09/18

Creators Project / VICE

“Bij dit concert in Den Haag laat een kunstenaar zijn eigen huidcellen live muziek maken” – 22/09/18

Resident Advisor

Olaf van Winden – Exchange Podcast – 06/09/18

Partners 

We like to thank our partners, team and volunteers for making the 2018 edition a success.