Conflux Festival

02 — 05 JUNE 2022

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

ROTTERDAM (NL)

Conflux is a new festival exploring multisensory encounters, urgent ideas, contemporary art and experimental music.

Happening across various locations throughout Rotterdam from June 2 – 5, 2022, Conflux invites you to experience a program of audiovisual performances, public art interventions, multimedia commissions, experimental club nights and talks reflecting on the festival theme 'Exit Human'.

Program

  • Performances

    Conflux festival offers a variety of innovative experimental music, live audio visual performances and performance art. Experience a cross-section of internationally renowned artists hailing from the front lines of digital culture and adventurous music.

    The program invites the audience to enter abstract and digital worlds through numerous screen setups and analogue light spaces. By presenting genre-defying performances the artists within this program will put our senses to the test and explore the relation between live audio visual composition and the festival theme: 'Exit Human'.

    Artists
    Klara Lewis & Nik Colk Void + Pedro Maia AV Performance
    Helm (visuals by Tatsuya Fujimoto) AV Performance
    Flora Yin Wong Live Performance
    Mark Fell & Will Guthrie Live Performance
    Animistic Beliefs & Jeisson Drenth present CACHE/SPIRIT AV Performance
    Lichun Tseng & Robert Kroos present Ebb and Flow AV Performance
    Dadub & FAX present Hypersynchronous AV Performance
    Marco Donnarumma presents Corpus Nil Live Performance
    Dylan Cote & Pierre Lafanechère present Earthsatz AV Performance
    Nikki Hock presents ISSIZ AV Performance
    BJ Nilsen Live Performance
    Acidic Male Live Performance
    Pinar Demirdag and Sofia Crespo present Panspermia Film Screening
  • Exhibitions

    The exhibitions show artworks and installations that emerge at the intersection between science, art and technology. In some of the works, technology is being used to give us a dark glance on how our future could evolve. Other works experiment with new forms of sensory perception and strive to activate the imagination that arises when encountering abstract fields of light and sound. These installations explore the limits of our senses by using fast rotating mechanisms, stroboscopic light and multichannel speaker setups.

    Artists
    Carla Chan presents Drifting Towards the Unknown AV Installation
    Joanie Lemercier presents View From the Moon Installation
    Marnix de Nijs presents AOR-200 Autonomous Oil Reserve Installation
    Cocky Eek presents Void Installation
    Macular presents Cylinders Installation
    Mariska de Groot presents Hidden Patterns Installation
    Marco Broeders presents The Open Loop Installation
  • Club Nights

    In a time in which our societal freedom is heavily under discussion, a space for escapism becomes more and more important. Since the dawn of time humans felt the need to immerse into dance rituals where sound and the human body interact. Club culture caters for this need and provides a space where escapism, trance and full body immersion in sound and light relate to technology.

    Conflux explores the current state of electronic dance music by inviting a few of the most innovative electronic and techno-driven musicians and local talents who experiment with the boundaries of club culture and dance floor rituals. With these nights Conflux strives to push the limits of the sonic pallet, combining the worlds of nocturnal sound with mind-bending visual experiments.

    Artists
    Pessimist
    Umwelt
    Samuel Kerridge
    Unit Moebius Live Performance
    Mad Miran
    Genyten
    RAFF
    Marsman
    Das Ding Live Performance
    Rita Maomenos
    Zohar
    Slick Chick
    Ruwedata
    Inge K
    Blondewednesday
    Acidic Male
  • Conference

    Thinkers, artists and performers reflect on the festival theme: 'Exit Human'. Through lectures, talks, and discussions the conference will focus on the transformation of nature and society by reflecting on current social developments within art, technology, and science.

    We are slowly but surely moving towards the post-Anthropocene. How will humans adapt to the constant changing world around us? What changes will we see on both a global level and on a biological level?

    Artists
    Stefan Sorgner
    Lisanne Buik
    Matthew Fuller
    Geocinema Network
    Visual Methodologies Collective
    Roel Dobbe
    Marco Donnarumma Artist Talk
    Klara Lewis & Nik Colk Void + Pedro Maia Artist Talk
    Dylan Cote and Pierre Lafanechère Artist Talk
    Cocky Eek Artist Talk
    Pinar Demirdag Artist Talk + Film Screening
    Jeisson Drenth Artist Talk
    Lawrence Lek's Sinofuturism Film Screening
    Lawrence Lek's Geomancer Film Screening + Interview
    Lawrence Lek's AIDOL Film Screening
    Eric Parren Moderator
    Holly Dicker Moderator
  • Highlights