Alek et les Japonaises
Anne-Sarah Le Meur
Back & Forth
Bas Van Koolwijk
Ben Butler and Mousepad
Boris & Brecht
Carl Michael von Hausswolff
Felix Luque Sanchez
Ganpol und Mit
Albert Junior Vandenbroeck
Ivan Monroy Lopez
Lawrence Karolien Soete
Maria Palacios Cruz
Sun OK Papi K.O.
Tes Yeux Rouges
Tuk alias Guillaume Graux
As an audiovisual festival Cimatics puts the focus both on art, media, design and music. A mix of concerts, film-screenings, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, public interventions and parties. For 10 days and nights it will be hosted by numerous venues, both underground and above. It intends to be a citywide international festival for advanced creativity, a node where underground, pop and art become mixed in an exciting cultural mash-up.
For this 7th edition of the Cimatics festival, we try to go at full throttle again with todays image
culture. As an audiovisual festival Cimatics puts the focus both on art, media, design and music.
We invite you for a mix of concerts, film-screenings, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, public
interventions and parties.
Cimatics is spread out all over the city of Brussels. For 10 days and nights it will be hosted by numerous venues, both underground and above. It intends to be a citywide international festival for advanced creativity, a node where underground, pop and art become mixed in an exciting cultural mash-up.
Cimatics is an ongoing experiment. What was initially a festival for VJing, and soon after for live audiovisual art, has now become an exercise and celebration focusing on 'advanced creativity'. Todays urban and digital culture in all its diversity.
About Cimatics organisation:
Cimatics is a Brussels-based initiative with structural support from the Flemish authorities as an organisation for 'audiovisual performance arts'. With this focus Cimatics is unique in Belgium, and has built up a strong international reputation in this field. Next to the organisation of Cimatics Festival, activities include the production support of audiovisual creations (such as Ryoichi Kurokawa, Boris & Brecht Debackere, Arne Deforce & Utaka Oya, Visual Kitchen), tourmanagement and bookings, the organisation of audiovisual events (concerts, performances,...), workshops and guest-curations.
Cimatics is member of ICAS/ECAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound), the international network of contemporary urban festivals such as Mutek (Montréal), Mutek Mexico, Club Transmediale (Berlin), Todays Art (The Hague) or FutureEverything (Manchester). The annual festival should be seen as a separate part of the organisation, with a much broader focus on electronic and digital arts and culture in general. Cimatics Festival is a citywide event, large-scale, low-budget and open for a broad and diverse audience, plunging into contemporary image culture.
Saturday November 21 Festival Opening Night
speeding UP the FLU POWER FLU
You may expect the opening night of Cimatics festival 2009 to be a kaleidoscopic experience. As diverse as the festival is the opening night. The night starts early, at sunset (16h48) to be precise when we switch on the sped up version of Stefano Cagol's Flu Power Flu installation. For Cimatics festival opening night the neon letters will blink 5 times as fast as normally. Later that night AGF brings a very poetic downbeat performance from her new album Einzelkämpfer. And after that we roll into a musical and audiovisual party with performances by Ben Butler & Mousepad from Berlin and the Canadian TVestroy, an urban porn performance by the Strap-on didloS and the new laser installation Vector by Boris & Brecht Debackere. The night starts early but goes on late, closing down at the Flu Power Flu with the whirl-winding tunes from Baleine 3000 and Cimatics after-party at the infamous Box Club.
PARTY & CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
22h00 Ben Butler and Mousepad
23h30 Baleine 3000
02h30 Cimatics resident DJ
24h Action: speed UP the FLU POWER FLU
Action: Urban Porn, Strap-on DildoS
Differents Venue, Brussels