For the festive pre-opening of Cimatics festival 2008 we invite everyone at the Gesu Church (near Botanique) where LAb[au] presents their interactive installation 'Binary Waves'. Right after that, the MediaRuimte makes place for the official opening with audiovisual concert '$$Troopers' by Huoratron (New Judas, FI) and an electronic music concert by Olaf Bender aka Byetone (raster-noton, DE).
(Note that the ArtKillArt exhibition at iMAL is also open from Thursday: ArtKillArt installations)
Cimatics presents the installation 'Binary Waves' by LAb[au]. It's not only a challenge but also a big opportunity to combine the 'information-architecture' within the 18th century Gesu Church in the center of Brussels.
Binary waves is an urban and cybernetic installation based on the measuring of infrastructural ( passengers, cars…) and communicational ( electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones, radio…) flows and their transposition into luminous, sonic and kinetic rules. This relation between the installation and the urban activity happens in real time and sets each person as an element of the installation, as a centre of the public realm.
Starting at 21:00 MediaRuimte opens its blackbox basement for a drink and 2 world-class performances by Byetone (aka Olaf Bender) and Huoratron. Byetone opens the festival officially with the AV performance 'Death of a typographer'. At 23:00 Huoratron is on turn for his big banging AV performance '$$Troopers'.
Cimatics presents an exhibition of Casey Reas' Process series at MediaRuimte. In this work Reas explores the relationship between naturally evolved systems and engineered and synthetic systems. (presented by <> TAG)
On Friday Nov 28 Cimatics presents the world-release of the VIDOS DVD. This release with videos to the music of ex-Funkstörung Michael Fakesch' album DOS will be part of the screening program and there will be a special dj/live concert by Michael Fakesch himself.
In collaboration with Transmediale festival Berlin we present a 'best of' of the screening programme as selected for Transmediale 2008. The selection presents work by Semiconductor, Xu Tan, Michelle Deignan and many others.
On Saturday Nov 29th, iMal in collaboration with Cimatics will launch SHARE Brussels. Share is an international movement for open jam sessions. This is an open call for participants to plug in.