Pinkman records showcase Friday night at WORM

We dance to escape
We dance to connect
We dance to be free

The club is a transitory social space where bodies come together, drawn like moths to the electro-pulse of audio visual technologies. In the club space, humans interacting with machines interact with other humans to create a new kind of bio-mechanical network that is at once futuristic and ancient. For the Conflux club program artists at the forefront of techno-driven experimentation will take over WORM for two nights of dancing to escape, dancing to connect, dancing to be free…

On Friday, local label and record store Pinkman will host a showcase featuring Pinkman boss Marsman and collective member Genyten performing with Pinkman’s “spiritual driving force” Slick Chick, plus a special live show by veteran DiY synth meister and Noodlebar co-founder Das Ding.

Pinkman was founded in 2013, inspired by the freak-electronics of the Dutch West Coast Sound of Rotterdam and the Hague, and the scene’s enduring incubator, Intergalactic FM. Pinkman has since grown into an internationally respected platform for acid techno, electro and other retro-futuristic recordings, together with sub-label Charlois. With no set sonic agenda, other than Marsman’s own intuition and DJ tastes in that moment, Pinkman has released a wide range of records from Dutch underground acts like Identified Patient and Drvg Cvltvre to international aficionados like Alessandro Adriani.

Fully embracing the Rotterdam DiY spirit, Marsman is also the co-founder of local station Operator Radio and in 2018 the crew opened the physical Pinkman record store. With DJs Marsman, Genyten, Slick Chick and Das Dig performing live in the WORM foyer on Friday 3 June, prepare for an evening of adventurous human-machine sequenced music, from Rotterdam to the world.

Program 2022

  • 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'.

    Klara Lewis & Nik Colk Void + Pedro Maia
    (visuals by Tatsuya Fujimoto)
    Flora Yin Wong
    Mark Fell & Will Guthrie
    Animistic Beliefs & Jeisson Drenth
    Lichun Tseng & Robert Kroos
    Ebb and Flow
    Dadub & FAX
    Marco Donnarumma
    Corpus Nil
    Dylan Cote & Pierre Lafanechère
    Nikki Hock
    BJ Nilsen
    Acidic Male
    Pinar Demirdag and Sofia Crespo
  • 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.

    Opening times exhibitions at V2_, UBIK and Slash Gallery:
    Thursday 19:00h - 22:00h, Friday till Sunday 14:00h - 21:00h

    Opening times exhibition at Plein 1940:
    Friday till Sunday 22:00h - 00:00h

    Carla Chan
    Drifting Towards the Unknown
    Joanie Lemercier
    View From the Moon
    Marnix de Nijs
    AOR-200 Autonomous Oil Reserve
    Cocky Eek
    Mariska de Groot
    Hidden Patterns
    Marco Broeders
    The Open Loop
  • 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.

    Samuel Kerridge
    Unit Moebius
    Mad Miran
    Das Ding
    Rita Maomenos
    Slick Chick
    Inge K
    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?

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