Saturday 01 September 2012 at 10:28 am
For a healthy dose of sensory overload you can’t go wrong with GOGBOT, the annual explosion of audiovisual multimedia terror. GOGBOT, which takes place in Enschede, starts this Thursday.
From digital pop art to electronic music at its craziest, the four-day festival of arts organisation PLANETART incites an electro-exodus to the far east of the Netherlands, with international guests from Berlin, Belarus, Budapest and more. Go GOGBOT!
06 - 09 September - 13 locations in Enschede including Oude Markt, Atak and TETEM
15 years of Raster Noton
Half records and half art objects, that’s what German record label Raster Noton has been releasing for the last 15 years. The self-declared ‘archive for tone and no tone’ celebrates its anniversary in its distinct minimalistic way with an exhibition and performances by resident artist Byetone and label co-founder Frank Bretschneider.
Theme: internet memes
Visual art at GOGBOT 2012 displays obsession with internet memes, or the user-generated videos, silly images and other attention-grabbing media that have infiltrated culture via the internet. These forms of digital folklore will be exhibited in conjunction with presentations by, among many others, Floris Kaayk, the animation artist behind the Human Bird Wings hoax, and Jason Forrest, aka DJ Donna Summer, sampling musician and creator of Network Awesome.
GOGBOT presents dubstep at its darkest and heaviest on the festival’s Saturday night at club Atak, with UK acts BAR9, Stinkahbell and DJ Madd. On the same night the open-air stage will be headlined by German duo Schlachthofbronx, originators of a new low-end dance music called Munich Bass.
More info here.