Enjoy a selection of playful arts at the FAQ Festival!
We collaborated with electronic music festival FAQ to bring playful arts to the their festival audience.
FAQ Festival explores boundaries where popular and avant-garde music are challenged, always with electronic music at the center. With Playful Arts Festival we are always looking for cross-overs between different audiences, creative fields and art with playfulness at its core.
During FAQ we will bring a variety of playful arts to the Toonzaal and W2 Poppodium, with W2N8 on April 9 as the closing event.
Playful Arts line-up includes the labyrinth created by Joël Vegt and commissioned by PAF:
- Maze of the Minotaur - Joël Vegt
- Soundodger Live - Studio Bean
- Liquid Dreams - Matthias Oostrik
- Neo - Lola Gielen
- Loud Matter - Marieke Verbiesen
Aardvarck x Steven de Peven (Rednose Distrikt) * Legowelt * Elias Mazian * Awanto3 (Rushhour, Dekmantel) * Spatial Collective * Benn Rogue *Sugarbelly
- More info about FAQ Festival: http://www.faqfestival.nl/
- FB Event FAQ: https://www.facebook.com/events/757413687689541/
- FB Event W2N8: https://www.facebook.com/events/244900439177969/
Maze of the Minotaur
Maze of the Minotaur is a project by Joël Vegt and is commissioned by Playful Arts Festival.
This wall is inspired by the Liquid Light Shows from the 60’s and based on scientific fluid dynamics algorithms.
The 6th version of the Wall received the 2010 Dutch Design award for best product in public space. The software behind this installation is now made opensource and can be found on github.
Matthias Oostrik |1980| is a computer artist, interaction designer and software developer based in Amsterdam. Oostrik creates audiovisual installations that explore the interplay between the audience and technology.
Oostrik collaborated with artist and scientist, including Marina Abramovic, Raphael Diluzio and Suzanne Dikker. In recent years his work was shown at Lexus Hybrid Art Fair (RU), Silicon Valley Contemporary (US), EYE (NL), Soft Control (SI), Mapping Festival (CH) and TodaysArt (NL).
Building up to a variety of eccentric animated loops, the animations form a playful, synchronised kinship with the music, using animation as a live performative tool.
Abstract narratives are created with paper cutouts, day-glow erasers, candy-canes and other identified and unindentied objects.
The performance shows loops of the evolving animated composition, bolstered by idiosyncratic movements, kaleidoscopic outbursts
& detonated velocity.
Marieke performed with various musicians such as Dan Deacon(USA), Dat Politics(FR),
Bly de Blyant (USA/CAN/NO), Svarte Greiner(NO), Canblaster(FR) Patric Catani(DE),
Marc Nostromo(BE) & Laurie Anderson (USA)
Performed at concerts and venues such as Pulsewave New York(USA), Dataport Portland(USA),
Worldtronics(DE), DEMF Dublin(IR) Institute for Contemporary Art, London(UK)
Kunstencentrum Hasselt(BE), Click Festival(DK) Bergen Kunsthall(NO) & Transmediale Berlin(DE)