Museumnacht010 2024: #REBOOT the Night
Press the restart button for Museumnacht010 at the Nieuwe Instituut! Compare Tiktok skills with digital pioneers such as Edward Ihnatowicz, Dick Raaijmakers, Lancel/Maat and Debra Solomon and contemporary artists such as Ali Eslami, Jonas Lund, Brui5er and game designer Play the City. The evening revolves around the exhibition REBOOT: Pioneering Digital Art, an initiative of the Nieuwe Instituut and the LI-MA platform for media art. Explore the themes of identity and beauty in a digital world, the influence of the internet giants and the fusion of machine and human.
2 March 2024 19:00 - 3 March 2024 00:00
Immerse yourself in the groundbreaking performances of Museumnacht010, where raw raves and futuristic sounds come together in a thrilling Algorave explosion! Discover a new dimension in club culture, where algorithms take centre stage and move the crowd like never before.
The beats and visuals are not just played, they are created on the spot by an array of artists writing code in real time. Be amazed by the unique synergy between technology and musical creativity and be swept away by the unpredictable energy of the Algorave movement. Hosted by Creative Coding Utrecht.
Brui5er vs The Senster
Step back in time with The Senster, one of the first computer-controlled cybernetic sculptures. This imposing, giraffe-like robot with a steel skeleton responds to its environment through sensors. It follows soft sounds, turns its head away from loud noises and follows the rapid movements of visitors. It’s a lively dance between art and technology!
Brui5er, the modern incarnation of The Senster, is krump movement artist Mark Sheats. Brui5er takes on the role of the Senster – and vice versa. While The Senster is large and limited, Brui5er’s machine AI-inspired krump idiom is the compact and versatile contemporary answer. This part of the programme is a fascinating take on the question: Will humans ever become machines?
Agora Phobia (digitalis)
In 2000, artist duo Karen Lancel and Hermen Maat (Lancel/Maat) created an inflatable isolation column, Agora Phobia (digitalis), which invites you to the concept of unsafe public spaces and a profound experience of isolation. This futuristic isolation column has already travelled to New York and Berlin, and lands in Rotterdam this Museumnacht!
The column offers space for just one person and a computer. Step inside and engage in conversation with people who experience different forms of isolation, such as through cyberbullying, illegality, the covid pandemic, agoraphobia, or as refugees. Your dialogues, and those of others, unfold on agora-phobia-digitalis.org. Chat by yourself or watch the in-depth conversations and gain insight into the shared human experience of isolation and social connection in our technological society. Agora Phobia (digitalis) reveals a new kind of togetherness in which public and private worlds, and our intimate bodily and digital experience are intertwined.
Agora Phobia (digitalis) can be found in the exhibition REBOOT. Pioneering Digital Art.
Step into the timeless elegance of Sonneveld House during Museumnacht010. During the magical hours of the night, when the house is beautifully illuminated, you can experience the ultra-modern lifestyle of a progressive family who embraced the future back in the 1930s. Behind the sleek white façade lies a bold, colourful interior decorated with the latest designs of the day.
This architectural jewel, designed by renowned architects Brinkman & Van der Vlugt – famous for the Van Nelle Factory and Feyenoord Stadium – exudes the spirit of the Dutch Nieuwe Bouwen style. Light, air and space are the hallmarks of this style, and Sonneveld House is a dazzling embodiment of it.
Workshop Computer Jewels
Create cool bling bling jewelry from just cables, memory cards and keyboards for our dog, yourself, or your online friends. Think of Taylor Swift bracelets from a keyboard, a keychain from bits and bytes and a necklace from SD-cards, or think completely out of the box and recycle those old computer parts into something entirely unique! Subject to availability.