Named after its location – Strijp-S, a former industrial area in Eindhoven now home to legions of young creatives – the STRP Biennial is a mash-up of hybrid music, art and technology. If STRP’s hands-on, high-tech, sexy robots and flashy lasers don’t move you, the live soundtrack of the best in international dance and dubstep certainly will.
01-10 March – Strijp-S (Klokgebouw), Eindhoven
City of Cyborgs
A cast of international artists participate in this interactive exhibition where man and machine fuse into tactile social beings. Featured artists include Radiohead video director Johnny Hardstaff, Prometheus special FX wizard Gustav Hoegen, Marguerite Humeau’s opera for prehistoric animals soundtracked by Jameszoo and more.
Hudson Mohawke, SBTRKT and Apparat DJ sets
Will they go sample crazy on throwaway 80s soul or the hardcorest of hip-hop? Maybe they will even remix the live performers at STRP, such as Modeselektor, Lunice and Mala.
Marshmallow Laser Feast
With their cosmic laser shows this London stage art crew continually crosses over from underground to elite, from Oneohtrix Point Never to Saatchi & Saatchi. Check their epic Meet Your Creator clip on YouTube for a taste of what to expect.
The Japanese contemporary electronic music pioneer presents his latest show, Superposition, inspired by quantum mechanics.
Internationally renowned dubstep innovator Martyn returns to his native of Eindhoven for an immersive multimedia live set featuring visuals by Dutch street artist Erosie and French filmmaker Xavier Magot, who has previously collaborated with Sebastian and Flying Lotus.
The New Machine Era
One gigantic factory hall will become one gigantic, wacky chain reaction of machines, each built by its own team of artists, ICT students, craftsmen and other DIY fanatics.
Petite Noir is a lo-fi, experimental project by IAMWAVES (Yannick Ilunga), a Brussels-born singer-songwriter of Congolese/Angolan descent. Melodic African elements shimmer in his contemporary soundscapes, which Ilunga describes as ‘noir wave’.
With his dark and haunting grooves, Manchester based Holy Other is truly one of our favourite artists on the prolific Tri-Angle label.
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