TodaysArt Festival 2018read more
A/V premieres by Dasha Rush, Transforma and Sascha Ring (Apparat) and five shows featuring 360° live visuals in a Fulldome
Apart from 12 festival stages in the city centre, TodaysArt brings a very special venue to The Hague: the Fulldome, an immersive 360-degree projection environment by Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) of Montréal.
With a diameter of about 14 meters, the dome structure hosts five state-of-the-art immersive live performances developed in SAT’s research and creation program for digital artists. The five shows include: ‘Versus’ (Live) by Nonotak, ‘Entropia’ (Live) by Fraction & LP Starnault , in collaboration with Nature Graphique & Ex Nihilo, ’end(O)’ (Live) by Alex Augier and Alba G. Coral ‚Inertia’ (Live) by Desaxismundi & Terminal Wolf and ‘Interpolate’ Interpolate (Live) by Woulg & Push 1 Stop.
Outside the walls of the dome there will be countless other performances, such as ‘Les Territoires Éphémères by Dasha Rush. Her new audiovisual work, a collaboration with dancer / performer Valentin Tszin and visual artist Stanislav Glazov will premiere in The Netherlands at TodaysArt.
Another national premiere presented at TodaysArt is that of the biotechnological work cellF by Guy Ben-Ary, Nathan Thompson, Andrew Fitch and Darren Moore. The work represents the world’s very first neural analog synthesiser, and a rock star alter ego in a petri dish. It consists of an actual neural network, controlling a body of analog modular synthesisers that respond to human-made music. Together, the neurones, synthesisers and human musicians perform live, reflexive and improvised “jam sessions” that are partially, yet not entirely human. cellF represents a radical new way to think about what an instrument is and how music can be made. Musicians performing with cellF at TodaysArt are composer and vocalist Jaap Blonk and well known drummer and multi-instrumentalist Han Bennink.
A week before going to the Barbican, TodaysArt presents the world premiere of a unique performance created by artist group Transforma and musician and composer Sasha Ring (Apparat). Manufactory invites the audience to step into a multi-layered factory floor. The work combines live video, dance, music and physical theatre into a compelling live installation that reflects on the history of work patterns, from early craft workers to modern factories.
Early Bird Tickets: https://todaysart.stager.nl