FIBER and Looiersgracht 60 present: Prima Materia
Fiber and Looiersgracht 60 are delighted to present ‘Prima Materia’, an exhibition of the work of 16 interdisciplinary artists and designers who question and reimagine the relationship between man, technology and matter. The exhibition draws parallels between their practices and the age-old practice of alchemy. By collaborating with experts from a variety of disciplines: artists, designers, coders and engineers, Fiber is able collect valuable insights into mankind’s relationships with the natural, synthetic and virtual worlds. They experiment with new ways of learning about hybrid materials and scrutinise the very building blocks of digital construction; the algorithms, the bots, the artificial intelligence. Much like the Alchemist, these artists strive to understand the essence of the technologies that surround them and to ascertain their impact on our contemporary and future existence.
Amy Whittle (NL) | Sebastian Wolf (DE) & Michael Kugler (US/DE) | David Benqué (UK) | Nicky Assmann & Joris Strijbos (NL) | JODI (NL/BE) & MPF (UK) | Ralf Baecker (DE) | Quadrature (DE) | Students Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen (DE) | Monique Grimond (US/NL) | Terra0 – Paul Seidler, Paul Kolling, Max Hampshire (DE) | Luiz Zanotello (DE) | Michiel Pijpe (NL) | Semiconductor (UK) | Waltz Binaire (DE) | Mischa Daams (NL)
‘Prima Materia’ forms a part of the 2017 FIBER festival and runs from May 12 – May 21.
The exhibition is open Wed-Sun, 12.00 – 20.00. Admission is free.