New names for Conflux 2023

Joining former Psychic TV and Coil member Drew McDowall, the improvisational cellist player, composer and sound artist Leila Bordreuil, bass-driven techno artist Rhyw, commissioned A/V collaborators Acidic Male and visual artist Jelmer Noordeman, as well as members of the artistic research collective Macular, Conflux Festival announces its next wave of audiovisual artists, performers, DJs and speakers presenting new immersive works, sounds and ideas responding to this year's theme of Living Machines.

Contemporary ambient artist Ulla, leftfield house connoisseur rRoxymore, Rotterdam techno linchpin and Mord Records chief Bas Mooy, Oliver Ho in industrial techno guise as Broken English Club and contemporary master of hard, dark and driving techno VSK are some of the new names added to this year’s bill of international names and local talents at the vanguard of visual art and electronic music as it intersects with science and technology. In the exhibition we are welcoming robotics and machine building artists such as Louis-Philippe Demers and Jorrit Paaijmans well as Engtangled Others Studio who explore the rich substrate of the uncanny, eerie spaces between us and the non-human world.

The festival program has been divided into four strands: early evening performances happening across all four days and various unique spaces throughout Rotterdam, a double showcase of experimental clubs nights across two dancefloors happening at POING and WORM on Friday and Saturday, a one day conference exploring the festival theme in depth through presentations and artist talks, and two multidisciplinary exhibitions reflecting on our relationship with artificial systems and the (non)human experience of consciousness.

Conflux Festival 2023 lineup so far…

Performance Program

Drew McDowall / Leila Bordreuil / Telcosystems / Ulla / Joost Rekveld, Fani Konstantinidou, Anne La Berge / Acidic Male & Jelmer Noordeman / Encor Studio / Olivier de Sagazan / Michela Pelusio / Mint Park / Pandelis Diamantides / Paul Devens

Clubnight Program

Rhyw / Bas Mooy / rRoxymore / Broken English Club / VSK / Nala Brown / Afra / Zohar / Dirtydms / Vox supreme / Rita Maomenos & Cem Altınöz present “rvrs” / Mark Rutta

Exhibition Program

Entangled Others Studio / Louis-Phillipe Demers / Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand / Macular: Nicky Assmann, Matthijs Munnik, Daan Johan, Joris Strijbos, Eric Parren / Jorrit Paaijmans / Claire Williams

Conference Program

Laura Tripaldi / Joost Rekveld / Nicky Assmann / Jorrit Paaijmans / Entangled Others Studio

…with more to be announced.


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