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WELCOME 5 GENERAL INFORMATION 6 OPENING NIGHT – 1 MARCH 12 CITY OF CYBORGS – WE ARE ALL CITIZENS OF CYBORG CITY 14 CITY OF CYBORGS – EXPO 16 STRP LIGHT LOUNGE 28 SPECIALS 30 POP-UP PERFORMANCES 32 DANCE NIGHT – 2 MARCH 36 SUBBACULTCHA! EDITORIAL SECTION 47 STRP COLLEGE 64 PERFORMANCE/ MUSIC NIGHT – 8 MARCH 66 PERFORMANCE/ MUSIC NIGHT – 9 MARCH 70 STRP SCHOOL – STRP SENIOR 74 STRP FILM 76 COLLABORATIVE SIDE PROJECTS 79 COLOFON 84 PARTNERS 86


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WELCOME 2013 is going to be an exciting year, for STRP and for Eindhoven. In its new form as a Biennial STRP is excited to take everyone along to the 'next level'. There we will continue to build on Eindhovens strong and exhilarating mix of new culture and technology. It is this mix that looks set to secure Eindhoven the title of European Capital of Culture for 2018 in the course of this year. And STRP is bursting with energy to contribute to it. The subtitle of the sixth edition of STRP neatly summarises what we are: 10 days of hybrid music, art and technology for curious people. STRP presents a collection of exciting works of art on the cutting edge of life and technology which have often been well received, but have not been presented in the Netherlands before. STRP offers pioneering electronic music, some of it immediately danceable or deafening noise music, and some of it ambient enough to set your mind drifting. But STRP will also let you experience performances that touch upon the most abstract of sciences, or that will evoke an extremely intimate stage experience instead. The STRP Biennial offers you all of this and more, so much more. It’s enough to get you curious. We already are. What about you? The STRP team

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TICKETS Passe-partout tickets and day tickets (Saturday 2 March, Friday 8 March and Saturday 9 March) are available (and cheaper) on our website: strp.nl. CJP pass holders get a d ­ iscount of €3. Tickets at the door cost €5 more. Tickets for the Opening Night, expo parts (artworks, ­installations and pop-up performances) and the Ryoji Ikeda supplement are only available at the door. Visit the website for ticket prices and box office ­opening hours. There will be no refunds or exchanges.

INFO & TIMETABLE Our website contains ­additional information on all acts and artists. As the Biennial gets underway there may be changes and/ or last-minute additions to the programme. The latest

i­nformation and timetable will be available on strp.nl and, from 1–10 March, at the information desk and on the screens in the Klokgebouw.

OPENING HOURS Friday 1 March 21.00–02.00 – Opening Night Saturday 2 March 13.00–23.00 – STRP Expo 20.00–07.00 – Dance Night Sunday 3 March 13.00–19.00 – STRP Expo/ ED Family Day Monday 4 - Thursday 7 March 10.00–17.00 – STRP Expo Friday 8 March 10.00–01.00 – STRP Expo 10.00–19.00 – STRP College 20.00–02.00 – Performance/ Music Night Saturday 9 March 13.00–01.00 – STRP Expo 20.00–02.00 – Performance/ Music Night Sunday 10 March 13.00 - 19.00 – STRP Expo + Film Programme

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THE SOCIAL SIDE Follow STRP on Twitter: twitter.com/strpfest and use the hashtag #STRP2013 in your tweets. STRP is on Facebook as well: facebook.com/strpfestival

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The eSphere is an extra interactive experience interface. You can tell us what you think of the art works at STRP and share it with others, via social media as well. STRP Biennial is developing the eSphere in colla­boration with Folkwoods, GDFB, November Music and GLOW.

CATERING In keeping with tradition, STRP Biennial is serving fast food during the Dance Night. In the Strijp S area you can find STRP specials at Het Ketelhuis (€13 for a special

menu and 2 drinks) and Radio Royal (€23 for a 2-course meal with 1 soft drink or beer). Only available to those who can produce a ticket to STRP.

STAY OVERNIGHT Party all night and sleep tight. STRP recommends a number of preferred hostels: low budget, mid-range and highclass. Please check strp.nl for more info.

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STRIJP S, EINDHOVEN. STRP Biennial takes place at the Klokgebouw building at Strijp S, near the Eindhoven Beukenlaan train station.

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OPENING NIGHT STRP kicks off on Friday 1 March with an e ­ xciting programme ­including various high-tech p ­ op-up performances in a ­musical setting.

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The audience can enjoy a brand new installation by Marshmallow Laser Feast commissioned by STRP, an evening full of live performances by Stelarc, CENC and Daito Manabe and the start of the New Machine Era as an example of a Proeftuin for 2018Eindhoven|Brabant. Ari, Piro and Dish from the Broke Crew take care of the music: their suitcases will be filled with soulful electronics. Tickets are available at the door for €10 each and €15 for two.

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CITY OF CYBORGS WE ARE ALL CITIZENS OF CYBORG CITY

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STRP connects art with technology, life and science. The cyborg, that hybrid mix of man and machine, is a theme that fits in perfectly with this goal. The concept of cyborg, which was first used in 1960 by two scientists who shared a passion for the extraterrestrial, only became more widely known in the 1980s thanks to hybrid heroes such as 'Blade Runner', 'The Terminator' and 'Robocop'. And it was during the 1980s that critical thinkers such as Donna Haraway began to study this phenomenon and declared us all cyborgs. We still are, and we are becoming progressively more so, fused as we have become with our smartphones, linked up to worldwide networks through online social media and improved with ever cleverer implants. The City of Cyborgs belongs to all of us, we are all citizens of Cyborg City. The real question, therefore, is not whether we want to be cyborgs, but what kind of cyborgs we want to be. A question STRP is ready to ask itself and its audience, with the help of many dozens of artists, perform足ers and creatives. Thankfully the quest is not for a single answer, but for as many as there are people and machines.

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CITY OF CYBORGS STRP EXPO ARTWORKS WITH AN ARTISTIC VIEW ON LIFE FUSING WITH TECHNOLOGY

ADRIAAN WORMGOOR EMG MUSCLE GAME

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Adriaan Wormgoor is an independent interaction designer from Rotterdam. His work clearly reflects his love for physical interaction. In 2010 he and a few friends developed the popular 'Wip’nKip', a live game with adult-sized playground springers on which players cover a race track. In 2012 he developed a new game. In order to demonstrate how muscle tension works, Wormgoor has designed a flying game in which the player can steer his movements by flexing his muscles. The work proves that people are able to control interfaces even without using their hands or feet.

DAVIDE QUAYOLA & MEMO AKTEN FORMS

Forms is a series of ­studies on human motion and its ­reverberations through space and time. It is inspired by the works of Eadweard Muybridge and modernist cubist works such as Marcel Duchamp’s 'Nude Descending a Staircase No.2'. The project investigates athletes; pushing their ­bodies to their extreme ­capabilities. Traditionally a form of entertainment in today’s society with an over­powering competitive edge, the ­disciplines are ­deconstructed and i­nterrogated from an exclusively mechanical and aesthetic point of view, ­concentrating on the i­nvisible


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GUO CHENG MOUTH FACTORY

The Mouth Factory project by Guo Cheng from Beijing is a series of functional construction machines designed especially to be operated with the mouth. Cheng has developed a drill that is set in motion by chewing; a lathe that is controlled by the jaws and another mouth-operated lathe. In order to control them, the user is required to make the most bizarre facial ­expressions. Mouth Factory explores the possibilities the mouth offers and its versatility as a limb. It also represents the will of human beings to improve themselves.

GUSTAV HOEGEN ANIMATRONICS

Animatronics are ‘robots‘ with true-to-nature movements, often used in the film industry. Gustav Hoegen is a Dutch a ­ nimatronic expert. He has worked on projects such as the hyper-realistic cyborg ‘David’ in Ridley Scott’s 'Prometheus'. Hoegen is un­paralleled when it comes to reanimating (mechanical) technology to create a believable, living creature. Both the exhibition and the silent c ­ inema programme will ­feature examples of his work.

IEF SPINCEMAILLE REVERSE BLINKING

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physical limitations of our eyes. Through his glasses, helmets and mirrors he gives us a different view of reality. Reversed Blinking is a cross between a pair of glasses and a photo camera. The machine has two shutters which open and close at great speed. The fleeting glimpse your eyes are able to take of the world outside is retained for a short while. This is not virtual reality that wants you to believe it is real; it is the real world that becomes a for-your-eyes-only image for just a few seconds.

JORDI PUIG A-ME

The young Spanish artist Jordi Puig, currently employed at the University of Oslo, is ­fascinated by augmented reality and the way the h ­ uman brain works. His double fascination comes together in A-ME. The installation allows visitors to upload memories to an artificial brain. They

can also play back other people’s memories. With A-ME, Puig r­ esponds to the fact that sharing and posting personal ­information (online) has become part of our lives. The work also symbolises the current extensive analysis of brain activity to explain human behaviour.

LUCAS MAASSEN VALERIE, MY CRYSTAL SISTER

Valerie, My Crystal Sister is a crystal chandelier made by Eindhoven-based designer Lucas Maassen. The project departed from a question: is it possible to use the ­biological process that created me as a design process to create an object? For the answer, Maassen first crystallised some synthetic DNA ­fragments, which he took from his parents. He then produced a magnified version of this crystal. One thousand such pieces now form a ­crystal chandelier that


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is in fact, ­genetically speaking, Maassen’s sister. Ultimately, this project is about the visualisation of life. DNA is the basic code of life, an essential part of every organism.

LUCAS MAASSEN & WOODY VENEMAN THE SINGING CHAIR

After a world tour which even included a stint at the famous MOMA in New York, The Singing Chair is back in Eindhoven. Even after all this time, the chair made by designer Lucas Maassen and musician Woody Veneman is still able to give a digital twist to the motto ‘singing is the new sitting’ and STRP is honoured it will perform its musical swan song at the Biennial. Thanks to the help of theatremaker Twan van Bragt the performance and installation at STRP is a prelude to a new form of design-meets-theatre.

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MARGUERITE HUMEAU BACK, HERE BELOW, FORMIDABLE – THE REBIRTH OF PREHISTORIC CREATURES AND THE OPERA OF PREHISTORIC CREATURES

Marguerite Humeau is a French visual artist who operates on the cutting edge between the s­ cientific and the magical. She has brought back to life the voices of ­creatures that were extinct or dead by ­creating 3D ­prototypes of their larynxes, vocal chords and windpipes. By sending air through these sculptures she creates a sound that is likely to be the sound these prehistoric ­creatures made when they were alive, almost ­literally breathing new life into a long-lost era. During STRP this work is presented in the Netherlands for the very first time. Especially for STRP, Humeau and dubstep DJ Jameszoo are composing an opera for the

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‘voices’ of these prehistoric creatures. Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March 22.30–22.45

PAUL GRANJON ROBOT PERCEPTION

Paul Granjon is a French artist who lives and works in Wales. Granjon builds robots out of sausages, toy parrots, dolls and discarded parts from old household appliances. In his very own, often funny way Granjon explores the ‘co-evolution of man and machine’ and makes us think about the relationship we have with technology. His piece Robot Perception allows us to see through the eyes of a robot, experiencing as human beings the way a robot may see our world.

REVITAL COHEN & TUUR VAN BALEN THE IMMORTAL

With The Immortal Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen

manage to create a powerful portrayal of the human body as a ‘living machine’. A series of linked medical life-support machines (an incubator, a heart-lung machine, a dialysis machine, a mechanical ventilator and an ­intraoperative cell-salvage machine) form a closed circuit which pumps oxygen and fake blood around on an electric impulse. The machines ­replace some of the most vital bodily functions and are interdependent. Cohen has thus found a compelling way of showing us how our lives and life expectancy are increasingly linked to such machines.

REVITAL COHEN & TUUR VAN BALEN THE ELECTROCYTE APPENDIX

With her piece The Electrocyte Appendix Cohen toys with the way man and technology have become entwined. She assigns new technological functions to our

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bodies, such as the ability to create energy from our gastric juices and blood ­sugars. Basically, every human ­being stores a certain level of ­electric tension. Cohen makes it manifest by giving us an ‘electrocyte’ appendix, creating a human battery that could, for instance, enable us to plug our iPods into our bodies whenever we want to listen to some music. 26

SITRAKA RAKOTONIAINA TIME CONDITIONING

Sitraka is a Londen-based designer, researcher and ­artist born in Madagascar and raised in Paris. His work focuses on the impact ­technology and science have on the development of humankind. For Time Conditioning Sitraka drew inspiration from the scene in 'The Karate Kid', in which Mr Miyagi catches a fly with two chopsticks. Speed is the key. Time Conditioning

consists of a ‘training prostheses’ which allows people to increase their control over time. Perhaps even to catch a fly with chopsticks...

STELARC EXOSKELETON

Stelarc can easily be called the ‘godfather’ in the field of cyborg art. He uses his body as a means to experiment and as a platform for exhibitions. For more than 30 years he has developed arm prostheses and exoskeletons, and in 2007 he had a ‘spare’ ear transplanted on to his arm. With his six-legged Exoskeleton, Stelarc allows himself to move like a metal spider running on pneumatic power. The invention turns him into a cyborg centaur from a future Greek mythology. Stelarc will perform on the Opening Night at 22.15. On Saturday 2 March he will give a lecture from 15.00–16.00.


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STRP LIGHT LOUNGE MOVING OBJECTS AND PERFORMANCES CHALLENGE YOU TO INTERACT

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Playing in the rain without getting wet. This was the idea behind the big steel swing designed by New York-based Dash7Design. People have an instinctive fear of water. The installation Waterfall Swing creates a curtain of water and the audience can swing into and out of it. At the precise moment when you reach the water, a gap emerges in the waterfall, making sure you get to the other side without getting your clothes wet. STRP Biennial presents the Dutch premiere of the phenomenon.

MARNIX DE NIJS HOVERING STRIJP-S

Hovering Strijp-S is an ­experiential installation which

immerses the user, who is sitting on a rotating chair watching a projection screen, in a visual landscape that is compiled from a 360-­degree panoramic video image. Starting in the Light Lounge, the user will hover across a number of floors inside the Klokgebouw building until he is floating high above the grounds at Strijp-S.

LIGHTUP LightUp is an artists’ collective that uses light to cover our bodies with ‘bodypaint’. At STRP you will sit down in front of a beamer, without taking your clothes off (although you can take them off if you want to). LightUp will turn you into a colourful painting. You can watch the result afterwards


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and download the pictures from a special website. Friday 1 March 20.00–00.00 Saturday 2 March 13:00–02.00 Sunday 3 March 13.00–19.00 Monday 4 - Thursday 7 March 10.00–16.00 Friday 8 March 10.00–23.00 Saturday 9 March 13.00–01.00 Sunday 10 March 13.00–19.00

KAHO ABE HIT ME!

Hit Me! is a hyper-interactive, physical game that links speed and dexterity with the ability to take good pictures.

The game uses the latest in wireless technology and encourages face-to-face ­real-world interaction. Two people in white helmets with a big HIT button on top are moving around each other. The aim is to hit the ­opponent’s button, so a camera will take a snapshot of the victim. A photograph of the loser in action, points and best times are projected on the wall, allowing the ­audience to follow the games. You can also find the pictures and audience responses also on Flickr. The Light Lounge is open during opening hours.

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SPECIALS THE NEW MACHINE ERA HET NIEUWE MACHINE TIJDPERK / STRP EXPO A European Proeftuin – in collaboration with 2018Eindhoven|Brabant

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By proclaiming the New Machine Era, STRP is going back to the basics of technology. The aim is to make technology a ­ ccessible and visible again. With our audience, we want to marvel at the creative opportunities technology can offer. A number of ­co-creative teams work in a Proeftuin on a beautiful but utterly useless mega-machine that we will display on a stage for ten days, so that it can star in what is at once an installation and a live performance. This co-creative and innovative way of working is a key element in the candidacy of 2018Eindhoven|Brabant for the title European Capital of Culture in 2018. During Expo opening hours. For operative hours see strp.nl


SPECIALS MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST FOREST / STRP 2

Marshmallow Laser Feast do their striking name justice by 足executing eye-catching, nearly impossible projects. The d 足 esign studio, consisting of Memo Akten, Robin McNicholas and Barney Steel, operates on the cutting edge of art and 足 technology. Especially for the STRP Biennial, Marshmallow Laser Feast is creating the installation Forest, consisting of more than 200 interactive lasers, from down on the floor all the way up 足towards the roof. Inside one of the biggest factory halls of the Klokgebouw, MLF will be stretching the boundaries, redefining expectations and drawing a response from the audience. 31

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DAITO MANABE

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Daito Manabe is a Japanese artist who is able to link technology to the human body in contemporary ways. He develops interfaces which are controlled by muscle reflexes and uses the human body as a canvas for his interactive video projections. During his performance Liveness Manabe will be performing a number of compositions, using only muscle tension. By sticking sensors to his cheeks, eyelids and jaws he is able to turn facial expressions into tones and rhythms and thus creating a highly expressive musical performance.

Centre for Numeric and Corporal Expression is a collaboration by ten a ­ ctors, dancers, ­choreographers, visual and graphic ­artists, ­programmers and sound technicians based in Geneva. CENC focuses on the ­discovery of new ­aesthetic and sensory experiences by merging ­digital art with ­physical ­expression. With Disorder, CENC has ­developed an ­impressive ­performance, which expresses human feelings in a combination of contemporary dance, generative computer images and soundscapes. The intense energy and ­passionate love, but also the silence and the utter emptiness, will draw the spectator into the chaotic universe of a tortured soul.

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STELARC Stelarc's Exoskeleton will be part of the City of Cyborgs EXPO during the week but ­before it gets put on a p­edestal Stelarc will take his six legged machine for a walk in STRP 1. Besides this opening night performance Stelarc will talk about his work and the meaning of cyborg technology for his practice as an artist on the first STRP Saturday afternoon. Performance Exoskeleton Friday 1 March 22.15–22.45 / STRP 1 Stelarc lecture Saturday 2 March 15.00–16.00 / Light Lounge

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MARGUERITE HUMEAU AND JAMESZOO THE OPERA OF PREHISTORIC CREATURES

Especially for STRP, Humeau and dubstep DJ Jameszoo are composing an opera for the ‘voices’ of pre­historic ­creatures, which they will release as a special edition. During STRP you can hear it live for the first time. Friday 8 March Saturday 9 March 22.30–22.45 / STRP EXPO

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MODESELEKTOR 01.45–02.45 / STRP 1

Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary are averse to stamps and labelling. But if we must pin them down to a style: IDM meets glitch-hop meets electro meets advanced techno. The strength of these console killers is in their ability to bridge the gap between different worlds. It may explain why Modeselektor has become the weapon of choice for many a grateful festival promoter. The Berlin-based duo is guaranteed to bring an over-the-top live set that will have the crowds yelling for more. It’s what has brought them back to STRP for a third time.

SBTRKT 00.00–01.30 / STRP 1

London owes its renewed rule over the pioneering dance floors to guys like SBTRKT. After all, where else can you find such a refreshing mix of hip hop, house, dubstep and

garage. With some first-rate remixes under his belt for ­artists such as Radiohead, MIA and Modeselektor he’s been killing it on dance floors everywhere. This masked man does not like to talk about himself; he prefers to let the music do the talking. Just as we prefer dancing to writing. End of.

HUDSON MOHAWKE 02.30–04.00 / STRP 2

What can we say about Hud Mo, other than that he is a musical genius who likes to take his beats apart, down to the last indivisible particles, and to slather them in pumping basses and driving melodies before sending them through his distorted synths? Well, we could tell you that his real name is Ross Birchard, and that as a 15-year-old DJ Itchy he was the youngest UK DMC finalist ever; that his muchpraised debut album 'Butter' was a bit of a trailblazer, that he and smiley-faced Lunice

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together form TNGHT and that he is currently the hottest producer on the scene. It’s all true.

DJ SHADOW 23.45–01.15 / STRP 2

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DJ Shadow is one of the founders of the experimental instrumental hip hop style we have come to know and love through the influential British Mo Wax label. His 1996 debut ‘Entroducing’ was a worldwide smash hit, and helped whole generations take to beatsmithing and sampling. Since then he has produced many more influential albums and participated in collaborations in which he showcased his characteristic blend of hip hop, funk, soul, rock and pop. Shadow is also a top-notch turntablist, which is why we are very pleased with ourselves for getting him to come and play with us.

APPARAT 22.30–00.00 / STRP 1

Nothing short of a miracle ­machine, this contraption. Sasha Ring, aka Apparat, an offshoot on Berlin’s particular branch of techno, is more than meets the eye. As a musician and DJ he scans the wide musical horizon, navigating between dark techno, electro and e ­ legant, melancholy pop music. It has resulted in a handful of albums with delicate electro-acoustic chamber music, but also in ­intoxicated dance floors packed with tranced-up ­dancers.

LUNICE 22.45–23.45 / STRP 2

As a b-boy Lunice already managed to whip crowds into a frenzy with his killer moves. And once he hit the stage as a DJ, he took the same high-energy approach. His beats and bass lines were picked up rapidly by prominent labels such


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as Mad Decent Young Turks, XL Recordings and Lucky Me. Over the past 12 months he has been touring with Hudson Mohawke as TNGHT, ripping up festival marquees wherever they went. But by himself he will also set your ears tingling. Albeit with a big smile on his face.

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Martijn Deijkers is doing Eindhoven proud. Even though he lives in Washington these days, to us he’s still one of us. During the Biennial he will be here as a DJ, teacher and also as a live musician, for which call him a STRP musician-in-residence. Because during the second weekend we are presenting the world premiere of Martyn’s latest live performance, The Air Between Your Words, a collaboration with the Eindhoven-based artist Jeroen Erosie and French

filmmaker Xavier Magot. On 2 March he will appear as a DJ and treat us to his ‘MartynMusic’: organic, melodious and full of contrast.

MALA IN CUBA 21.30–22.30 / STRP 2

Mala’s roots go back to a dark and rainy backstreet in South London. It’s here that he helped found a genre which we have come to know as dubstep. For this occasion, though, he will be exchanging London for Havana. The frivolous Cuban percussion thrives on Mala’s very weighty basses, but don’t expect things to take too cheerful a turn. The throat-grabbing sound Mala creates is simply too heavy for that.

MACHINEDRUM 01.30–02.30 / STRP 2

Machinedrum cleverly hops back and forth between ­different trends and genres. Born as Travis Edwards, this


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American boasts a varied musical background in both electronic and acoustic music, which is reflected in his work. He sucks up new developments like a sponge and then gives them a twist completely his own. In 2012 he embraced dubstep and future garage. We can’t wait to find out what he has in store for 2013. Imitated by many, equalled by none, this man is a hefty cut above the competition.

EPROM 04.00–05.00 / STRP 2

This synthesizer m ­ agician merges ‘psychedelic space machine murderation, ­polytemponic neurocrunck and heavy-handed pleasure’. Quite a mouthful for what is essentially a set of very danceable, bouncy electronic beats. So forget what we just said, because the only thing you have to do is simply let rip. And that is precisely the reason why his energetic

and massive productions are embraced by the entire international beat movement. Eprom tunes are sure to wreak havoc. Which is what makes a DJ spin.

BODDIKA 04.30–06.00 / STRP 1

Using a set of dusty old drum machines and vintage synths, this young man forges his analogue dance floor smashers that will hit you right where it hurts: bang in the guts. Boddika takes you back to a time when techno, house and electro effortlessly merged together. A time when straightforward candour ruled and pigeon-holes were for letters only. Thankfully his refreshing approach ensures it never gets stale. ­Machine-made music in a class of its own.


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HOLY OTHER 20.30–21.20 / STRP 1

When this mysterious and shy young man sent his debut EP 'With U' out into the world in June 2011, there simply weren’t enough superlatives to praise him. ‘Album of the year’ the critics called out in unison. With his breath­taking longplayer 'Held' from last year he made a name for himself once and for all. Holy Other’s dark and atmospheric productions will have you sink deeply into a warm, loving dream world. Close your eyes and go.

PETITE NOIR 21.30–22.25 / STRP 1

Twenty-two-year-old Yannick Llunga is a member of the ultra-hip Capital of Cool collective and lives in South Africa. With his c ­ haracteristic voice he graces us with the catchiest songs we have heard in a long time. Using live instruments and electronics

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he has d ­ eveloped a unique and sophisticated sound which he himself ­describes as ‘noir wave’. This one’s going to be big. Mark our words.

JAMESZOO 20.00–20.30 / STRP 1

Jameszoo is the next boy wonder. Both because he keeps a strapping big ­cockerel in his living room and because he works with the animal to build his beats. At least, that’s what they sound like. Unburdened by any form of musical convention he lavishly infuses his jazz- and Brazil-influenced ­electronics with weird samples and ­counterpoint chords. 2013 is off to a good start with an upcoming release on the much-praised Stones Throw label and a gig at the STRP Biennial.

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Paulus Piro, who hasn’t heard of him? Anyone who went to the right parties this last year would find Paul turning the steel wheels there. But this good man did a lot more than provide Eindhoven with the most delectable parties, such as Sine, Broke and Zoom. Over the past few years he's DJ-ed at almost every dubstep party in the Netherlands. Paul’s mind does not work along straight lines, but along bass lines. And they abound in his mix of house, garage, beats, jungle and techno.

CAIRO LIBERATION FRONT 23.00–06.00 / LIGHT LOUNGE

The Arab Spring was a social media revolution, with Arab youth going beyond the traditional media to make music. Cairo Liberation Front are pioneers in the field of electro Egyptian Cha3bi. They

bring the sound of the spring and invite similar collectives such as Rebel Up. The Light Lounge will be transformed into a place where a sonic revolution takes place. Think of a political version of Omar Souleyman. Think of Arabic rhythms mixed with electro, the sound of autotune and casios and shout yalla!


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The New Machine Era

Dozens of tech-savvy teams collaborate in the STRP project The New Machine Era with the aim of building one gigantic machine; a spectacular chain reaction of technology and moving objects. We spoke to STRP curator Leon van Rooij about the anticipated rollercoaster ride Interview by Marinus de Ruiter Photos shot by Xiaoxiao Xu at the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven

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This idea reminds us of Rube Goldberg machines; evergreens on YouTube such as OK Go’s video ‘This Too Shall Pass’; the film Der Lauf der Dinge by Swiss artist duo Fischli & Weiss. What’s different about this project? ‘The New Machine Era is a collaborative effort by separate, often specialised teams. One component could


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be a robot-like installation built out of old toys and coffee machines. Another could be an LCD screen with a movie in which the movement becomes part of a story ‒ for example, a tennis player hitting a ball against the screen, thus transmitting the movement. Most Rube Goldberg machines come from one source. The unique thing about this project is that it is not centrally organised. In general, we want to break with the idea that an invention or a work of art must come from the mind of an individual genius.’ What will it look like? One giant hotbed of sweaty people? Can we watch? ‘Sure. During the day you can see the teams adjusting their installations, each at their designated space of around five by six metres, inside the former factory hall of the Klokgebouw. At the end of each festival day you can watch the chain reaction go off. I like the idea that this creation of new, unexpected and unregulated transmissions takes place in the hall that once housed a strictly organised machine park.’ Where did you find all these people? ‘We’ve approached art academies, ICT schools, artists and craftsmen from our network, but we’ve received spontaneous applications as well. We’d love to create a physical manifestation Page 50

of the open source, do-it-yourself spirit that produces so many great things in the digital world. A major inspiration is the scene spawned by events like the Maker Faire. This US-based event brings together DIY fanatics and wacky amateur inventors creating new alternative technology together over the course of several days, coming up with brilliant solutions.’ So the challenge is to invent something new in a short time frame? ‘It’s essential. As an academy teacher I always confront my students with the question: “What would you do if a tiger was locked in the room with you right now?” Being forced to think quickly and simply helps your creativity.’ That explains your motto ‘high-tech problems, low-tech solutions’... ‘In part. This project is about visualising technology. Most technology these days is hidden, printed on to chips and circuit boards. It can easily be taken for granted. We want to astonish people again by making them aware of hands-on technology. These machines not only transmit movement, but amazement as well ‒ to everyone in the room.’ Check strp.nl for the schedule of The New Machine Era.


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Petite Noir

Petite Noir is the groovy experimental pop monicker of 22-year-old producer/singer Yannick Ilunga. African elements shimmer in his contemporary soundscapes, which Ilunga describes as ‘noir wave’. He is currently residing in Cape Town; a great opportunity for Yannick to meet up with amazing and prolific photographer Nico Krijno. Page 52


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While preparing for the world premiere of his show The Air Between Your Words, Dutch DJ/producer and Washington resident Martyn, talks liquorice, Taoism and the therapeutic quality of music Interview by Brenda Bosma. Illustrations by Janna Klävers

You just visited your former home town Eindhoven. Is there a ritual you follow every time you’re there? ‘I don’t get to go there very often. It’s usually two or three times a year. When I’m there I always visit my family and meet up with friends and ‒ more importantly ‒ buy liquorice. I like to overdose on that stuff.’ What can we expect from your show, The Air Between Your Words? ‘I don’t want to reveal too much, but what we wanted to try is to deliver a show that doesn’t so much rely on technical effect ‒ in fact, our show is pretty lo-fi ‒ but rather tells a visual story that goes with the music. There’s this concept in Eastern Philosophy I really like: there’s a hidden life force that holds everything together. It’s the air between the words that keeps the sentence together. It’s the space between the spokes that make the wheel work. You can see life that way. It’s the

nothingness that holds everything together. This might sound pretentious, but it’s not gonna be some moralising story. It is still music you can dance to. [Laughs] I like my music to have a personal theme to it. That’s just the way I work.’ You said once that you as a person and your artist persona are quite fused. You don’t like having protective armour? ‘I think that music is always a reflection of a person. I use music in a therapeutic way. That’s probably why the music is quite emotionally charged and why there are different moods to it. Usually the energy to make music comes from not very positive emotions. Some people work best on melancholy, sadness and despair.’ [Laughs] Why is that the case for you? That’s just the way it is, I guess. It’s a reflection of my personal life, but the idea is to turn it into something beautiful. If the show is good, it won’t Page 55


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be about my issues, but you will feel that it’s about something important and part of my life’ You moved to Washington for a girl, and also for the American Dream maybe? ‘Well, the American Dream is a bit tainted. Living in the US is inspiring, because for one thing you have space. If you grew up in Holland, you’re not used to that. Every little space has its function whereas in the US if a building gets old, they just build a new one next to it. It’s a Page 56

very different way of perceiving space. That also works through in your mind. If you wake up every morning and for instance you see the mountains, you have a different way of looking at life. I just like having some air. It’s like the space between the spokes. It’s all connected.’ Martyn is doing a DJ set on 2 March at 03.00 at STRP1 - Klokgebouw. Martyn, Jeroen Erosie and Xavier Magot will be performing The Air Between Your Words on 8 March at STRP1 - Klokgebouw.


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Marguerite & Mitchel

During the STRP Biennial, one of the main halls of the Klokgebouw will be transformed into a so-called City of Cyborgs. A whole string of international artists and designers will be showing work that explores the relationship between man and machine. One of the contributors is French visual artist Marguerite Humau, whose latest work aims to bring back to life the sounds of extinct prehistoric creatures by recreating their vocal chords. Especially for STRP Biennial she teams up with progressive Dutch dubstep producer Mitchel van Dinther (aka Jameszoo) for a performance called The Opera of Prehistoric Creatures. Whilst creating an opera together Marguerite and Mitchel have never actually met in person. So, we invited them to write each other a letter in order to give us – and themselves – more insight on their collaboration. See next page Page 57


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Dear Marguerite, Though we have never actually met, I feel like we are kindred spirits. The sounds of your animals have been echoing through my brain for weeks. Images of vocal chords, dug up from the ground, have become alive for me like they are for you. Technology, arts and music combine in a way that I would like to combine them. It’s a blend of different aromas into one tasty dark brew. You have built a bridge between arts and science. You have made an idea work in such a way that the public is going to really think about it when they come back home and sit on their sofa for a minute. It doesn’t matter if you wear Jesus sandals or the newest hybrid Nikes: this project has an undeniable appeal. I’m really happy to be part of it, Marguerite, and I’m looking forward to actually meeting you and the crew and seeing this thing come together. Mazzeltov, Mitchel

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Dear Mitchel, We have reached the same conclusion: no reenactment would be possible without destroying the original version of the extinct and fictional creatures we are trying to re-create. We soon realised that, in the absence of evidentiary material, we would have to pillage past and present times. We used the beasts’ living descendants as starting points. You mixed parrots and horses; I observed elephants and dolphins. We speculated and imagined the missing parts. We don’t copy, we don’t remix, we re-create. You clone beats, I clone beasts. Your artificial jungle is dark and exhilarating. Easter Island statues dance to Brazilian grooves and pharaohs to medieval organs. It is an electronic ceremony for semi-real animals. We are both the tour guides for the sightseeing of a post-prehistoric, synthetic jungle. The beasts are alive now, we have staged their rebirth. We now have to write the soundtrack for their epic journey through time. Our opera will be a ‘protest against forgetting’, a tale of extinction. I am looking forward to it. Marguerite

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Tell us about your first computer. ‘I remember my first computer. A Micron desktop PC with Windows. I think I was 10 or so when I got it from my parents. My mom was quite the enthusiast at the time and she would always give me the hand-me-down computer after making a new purchase. I didn’t mind this at all. I was instantly fascinated. I started writing sci-fi stories all the time and imagined myself a novelist in the future. I would make songs using Sound Recorder and my Casio keyboard. It had, like, no RAM if that’s even possible, probably 100MB hard drive or something. I don’t think it ever died, I just upgraded. The computer currently resides in Computer Heaven.’ Do the ever-expanding possibilities of technology give you more freedom or do they actually limit your creativity? ‘I talk about this all the time. For about 12 years I used Impulse Tracker (DOS-based tracker software). It was very limiting, to say the least. I didn’t have a lot of money so I was basically limited to what free software and sounds I could get my hands on. I got so used to using Impulse Tracker to write everything that even when I finally had money to buy gear I didn’t want to! Eventually the inevitable happened and I switched to Ableton

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Live as my primary production software. ‘Using Impulse Tracker for so long really shaped the way I approached making a track. No heavy reliance on powerful VSTs or synths, most of my work to this day is heavily sampled-based. I think if I didn’t have this “training” with Impulse Tracker, I’d be easily overwhelmed with the amount of software available and wouldn’t know where to begin. So to answer your question, it is important to keep things simple when making music, don’t go overboard with FX and constant new developments in software. Find a few things that really work for you and then slowly build on top of that instead of just trying everything as it comes out.’ Where does it all come from? ‘One half of it comes from practice and education; the other half comes from some mysterious place that I tap in to every now and then. It’s almost like receiving a message or a transmission from another realm and trying to translate it.’ And where does it all go? ‘Into your mind, body and spirit, duuuuude.’ Machinedrum plays on 2 March at 1.30 at STRP2 - Klokgebouw. Page 61


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Waterfall Artistic engineers Dash 7 Design created the quite sensational Waterfall Swing – on which you can swing through a torrential downpour without getting wet. When asked whether they ever thought about creating a swing with a downpoor of another material – like chewing gum, bricks or spaghetti – team member Micheal ‘O Toole delivered a conceptual meta-statement which reveals the deeper meaning behind the swing Words by Bas Morsch Page 62


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Swing ‘The original version had a plane of mud and a plane of water. The “mud fall” would only occasionally turn on and it would most often be intended to hit the rider. A little bit of a cruel joke, but that was a comment on society’s recent wandering into technology without examining the code controlling it, holding a blind trust that everything was being developed for good. I don’t think it’s healthy to not know what you’re interacting with and where the people are coming from who’ve designed it for you. Technology has a tremendous influence and I think we need to understand more clearly how we are letting it change the way we live.’

‘The mud falling on you is the cell phone company that’s selling your position to ad companies, it’s Instagram selling your photos; it’s the unexpected toothache from all this bourgeoisie indulgence of little handheld tech treats and enjoyment-enhancing software. ‘In the current version we have only the water plane, but we let the water occasionally come into contact ‒ sometimes when we do our math wrong and sometimes on purpose.’ The Waterfall Swing is set up at the STRP Light Lounge. www.dash7design.com Page 63


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Especially students of art, design, media and technology are invited to come listen and participate with questions. The day will be hosted by Denvis. Speakers that will take the stage of STRP College are:

Koert van Mensvoort Engineer, philosopher and artist Koert van Mensvoort is the driving force behind the online platform Next Nature. His interest in the relationship between man, technology and nature is reason for STRP to invite him to zoom in on 'the nature of cyborgs'.

Adam Sadowsky President of Syyn Labs, the collective is responsible for some interesting gadgets, from ‘augmented reality name badges’ to an audio-reactive sculpture. But they are most famous for the enormous Rube Goldberg machine in OK Go’s clip for their hit 'This Too Shall Pass'.

Gustav Hoegen Dutch animatronic expert. Animatronics are ‘robots‘ with true-to-nature movement which are often used in the film industry. One of Hoegen’s projects was the cyborg David in 'Prometheus' by Ridley Scott. Both the exhibition and the film programme will feature examples of his work.

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Creatures she has created ­installations which enable her to bring back to life the voices of creatures that were extinct. The next level will be ­presented during the Biennial; an opera for the ­reconstructed ‘voices’.

Davide Quayola Visual artist based in London. He explores photo­ graphy, ­geometry and the ­possibilities of digital ­images, and transforms these studies into compelling ­audiovisual ­installations and ­performances. At the Biennial he will be presenting FORMS, a collaborative project with Memo Akten.

Neil Harbisson Visual artist and the first ­officially registered cyborg in the world. Neil can only see in black and white. He had a so-called Eyeborg installed on his head when he was 20 in order to be able to interpret

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colours. Using the same technique he has turned a number of pieces of music into colours and painted portraits of ­people and cities.

Floris Kaayk Visual artist who has made several documentaries and films, but became really famous for his recent project Human Birdwings. It tells the story of a young man who actually makes the universal dream of ‘fying like a bird’ come true. With this ­thoroughly prepared worldwide social media-project Floris Kaayk became the first (f)lying Dutchman in the best online hoax ever. Visit strp.nl for more information about the programme and the speakers. Friday 8 March 10.00–19.00 / STRP 2

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SUPERPOSITION

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Superposition is a project about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale. It is the b ­ iggest project that the leading Japanese electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda has set up so far. Employing a spectacular combination of 21 synchronised video screens, real-time content feeds, digital sound sculptures and human performers, Superposition ­explores the thrilling conceptual world opened up by ­quantum theory. Ikeda’s ­immersive and viscerally ­exciting music plunges you into the grey space between 0 and 1, true and false, where uncertainty and probability coexist.

Tekton is a series of audio­ visual works exploring the materiality of light in ­motion produced by mechanical ­assemblages. These creations­ are performed r­ evealing emergent patterns of rhythm and form in a recursive inter­ mingling between h ­ uman and machine. Inspired by the ­constructivist ­designs of Vladimir Tatlin and László Moholy-Nagy’s Light Space Modulator, the ­artists ­assemble multi-layered light-­emitting objects into kinetic structures. Between the ­binaries of light and dark, ­harmony and disarray, ­human and machine, there is a balance that is stabilised on screen.

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Eindhoven-born electronic artist Martyn is presenting the world premiere of The Air Between Your Words. The evocative and haunting show will allow for unbridled artistic collaboration and experiment across various media. Martyn will improvise a live set that reflects the introspective sound aesthetics of his forthcoming third album. Jeroen Erosie is using an intuitive visual language and Xavier Magot will create some of his characteristically explicit and unsettling live-action imagery.

DJ, curator and Viral Radio founder Juha van ‘t Zelfde is a carrier of ­visceral ­audi­tory stimuli. As a ­curator for Bimhuis and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ he has exhibited new movements in ­electronic ­music since 2005. He ­distributed mid-noughties dubstep in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and as DJ of dread-laden dance music, Juha has played at ­several festivals. 'Time Out Amsterdam' named Viral Radio ‘the most cutting-edge event in Amsterdam, hands down’.

MARGUERITE HUMEAU AND JAMESZOO THE OPERA OF PREHISTORIC CREATURES 22.30–22.45 / STRP EXPO

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RYOJI IKEDA SUPERPOSITION 21.00–22.15 / STRP 1

STRP he will be presenting a hypnotising audiovisual live show.

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MARTYN THE AIR BETWEEN YOUR WORDS 23.00–00.00 / STRP 2

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JON HOPKINS 00.30–01.30 / STRP 2

This pianist from London ­became obsessed with synthetic sounds in his teens, which set him ­tinkering with acidhouse and drum & bass early on. Today h ­ owever he delivers a royal brand of ­advanced ­melodious ­electronic music, and ­every­thing he touches seems to turn into pure gold. Acts like Coldplay, Brian Eno, Massive Attack and Herbie Hancock didn’t have to think twice and drew him into their expensive studios with them. During

DRVG CVLTVRE 19.00–02.00 / LIGHT LOUNGE

DRVG CVLTVRE's music is slow, doomy disco and experimental house. Since starting work under the DRVG CVLTVRE name, things have moved fast for Vincent Koreman. DRVG CVLTVRE lets go of grids and computer quantizing, instead favouring loose disco rhythms, darkness and 80’s samples. Percussion is a main ­element in his music, a driving force to propel the electronic ­weirdness...

MARGUERITE HUMEAU AND JAMESZOO THE OPERA OF PREHISTORIC CREATURES 22.30–22.45 / STRP EXPO

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STRP SCHOOL is a crosssubject programme of tours and workshops aimed at secondary schools. Students will immerse themselves in art and technology, which provides an experience for all the senses. Most workshops will be open to the general public as well.

BUILD YOUR OWN ROBOT – WITH MOMICS & TU/E Solder your own robot and help it find a light and move towards it. Because each robot is fitted with a light at the back, they are all able to trigger other robots to follow them. This simple principle allows the robots to ­display swarm-like patterns of ­be­haviour when they come together in large numbers.

LITTLEBITS MUSIC MACHINES – WITH TANDEM Get building with LittleBits building blocks (electronic modules that snap together with magnets) and create a music machine by following a prescribed plan. You can also experiment freely using the ‘LittleBits’ we supply and other materials that you can find.

MAKEY MAKEY MaKey MaKey is the u ­ ltimate invention kit for the 21st ­century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. Transform bananas into piano keys, play Pacman with a pencil drawing as a joystick or operate a camera with a bowl of water!


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Friday 1 March 21.00–23.00

Saturday 2 March 13.00–23.00

Sunday 3 March 13.00–16.00

Saturday 9 March 13.00–16.00

Sunday 10 March 14.00–18.00 Workshop space LIGHT LOUNGE

STRP SENIOR STRP likes to share ­knowledge, not only with the young ones, but also with seniors. STRP SENIOR is a new programme for people who have retired from the technological industry and who enjoy sharing their expertise and taking up a creative ­challenge. STRP SENIOR will be launched in a kick-off event during the Biennial. Our hosts will offer a tour through the

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exhibition. There is also a film and performance programme. Many of the artists will be present to hear what our future participants are finding interesting at STRP, the things they would like to know more about and things they would like to tackle themselves. Based on these talks STRP will develop a workshop ­programme. You can register for the kick-off at school@strp.nl

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STRP FILM City of Cyborgs is not only the theme of this year’s STRP EXPO but the concept will also be extensively explored through cinema.

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During the STRP Biennial there will be an ongoing ‘silent cinema’ programme, endorsed by Sennheiser, in the Light Lounge. One Dot Zero and Playgrounds have teamed up to select their best programmes to illustrate what

Cities of Cyborgs may look like, in the past, present, and future.

Daily in the Light Lounge.

CITY OF CYBORGS FILM PROGRAMME The final Sunday of the STRP Biennial will stage a full Cyborg film marathon in collaboration with Plaza Futura. A whole afternoon, from 13.00-19.00, of watching lesser known cyborg movies and documentaries, specially selected by Plaza Futura and STRP.

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As an extra we are offering the audience a chance to dig deeper into the phenomenon of cyborgs in our culture and real life, by hosting a panel discussion with an international group of special guests who will each show their favourite, inspirational or ridiculous cyborg film clips. Will man become a better self with the help of machines, or will machines take over? The panel consists of Johnny Hardstaff, ­animatronics ­artist, Liam Young, visionary at Tomorrows Thoughts Today, Tim Maly of Wired magazine, artist Neil Harbisson who

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is also the first registered ­cyborg, and Rutger Hauer (via Skype), also known as c ­ yborg Roy Batty in Bladerunner. Host of the panel, and ­heavily ­intrigued by cyborgs and ­cities, is researcher, ­curator, and ­ musician Juha van 't Zelfde.

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Carl Erik Rinsch - The Gift


MUZIEKDOCU’S IN PLAZA FUTURA

WO 27-03 SIGUR ROS The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment ZO 14-04 EFTERKLANG The Ghost of Piramida An Island

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ED & STRP CROSSMEDIALAB The editors of Eindhovens Dagblad will be ­embedded at STRP in order to research existing media strategies and technology, but mostly new ones. They will use them in their reports-­from-the-inside on the Biennial. STRP visitors are invited to contribute. No need to bring any fancy gear, just don’t forget your smartphone.

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WORMshop WORMshop, part of WORM, the Institute for Avantgardistic Recreation in Rotterdam, is a returning attraction at STRP. You'll find books and magazines there about media art, technology, sonology, culture theory, activism, underground culture, game design, open source, hacking, etc. Also records, DVDs, tapes, nice gadgets and DIY kits. All this throughout the festival and with regular additions from STRP artists.

Friday 1 - Sunday 10 March Sunday 3 March is ED Family Day. A coupon in the ­newspaper will give families (2 adults and 2 kids) acces to the expo for only €15.

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Trending Topics Live! DEVELOPED BY VOLT

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events. The installation connects them with archive content. Visitors can interact with the installation using smartphones. The project showcases information access through real time analyses of various data sources. Trending Topics Live! is ap ­ roject of the future ­experience centre VOLT, initiated by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Beeld en Geluid), City Council of Eindhoven and Trudo Housing Corporation. Trending Topics is developed by Beeld en Geluid in collaboration with DROPSTUFF.nl, Talking Trends, Triptic, RHCe and Europeana.

SANDER VEENHOF & DOTS MAGAZINE ARTIFICIAL LIFE

In collaboration with DOTS Digital Art Magazine, new ­media artist Sander Veenhof presents an augmented ­reality version of Game of Life by John Horton Conway (1970). Virtual organisms have been living an 'artificial life' on ­computers for decades. Veenhof makes these artificial lifeforms enter physical space with AR. Create a virtual organism through your smartphone, monitor it and confront it with other organisms in this multi-user 3D version of Conway's game.

Friday 1 - Sunday 10 March Demo on Sunday 10 March 15.00 / LIGHT LOUNGE

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STRP VISUAL PULSE

DOTS MAGAZINE

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN

TALKS WITH DOTSFAVORITES

HOLST CENTRE & MINIVEGAS

DOTS Digital Art Magazine is going in search of inspiration at STRP! To share this inspiration, DOTS will be sitting down with its three favourite ­participants during the opening weekend to have an ­in-depth talk. Check the website to find the DOTSFavorites and times of the talks. Come and sit down with us and ­discover the creative motivations of these favourite makers. DOTS is an Englishlanguage iPad app, your international guide through the world of contemporary art and creativity.

Holst Centre, the R&D centre based at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, and the ­multidisciplinary ­production platform Minivegas are ­working on a special c ­ o-production at the ­invitation of STRP. The project will ­demonstrate the ­physical responses to a ­musical p ­ erformance in a number of test subjects from the ­audience. The data ­immediately form part of the show, because Minivegas projects them directly as VJ content. The entire room can witness how heart rates are going up and down around them, ­depending on the ­impact of the show they are watching.

Saturday 2 March During Dance Night / STRP 2

Saturday 2 March 16.00–17.30 / LIGHT LOUNGE

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COLLABORATIVE SIDE PROJECTS

JEROEN STRIJBOS & ROB VAN RIJSWIJK

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WALK WITH ME - IN

TECHNO ECOLOGIES EDIBLE ALCHEMY OR E-TAPAS

COLLABORATION WITH MU

WITH BALTAN LABORATORIES

Rob van Rijswijk and Jeroen Strijbos’ contribution to the Biennial will be heard for a long time after, since it is a tailor-made composition commissioned by STRP and MU for the core of the Strijp S area. It can be permanently heard, through the earphones of your iPhone. It is controlled by GPS using the special Walk With Me app. This ­technology they have used has only recently ­become available. Users can listen to it, and to some extend dictate the piece themselves by choosing their route. Download the Walk With Me app in the app store.

AND KETELHUIS

The Belgian artist Bartaku and the English designer Carole Collet research the relationship between energy and food. In the Edible Alchemy programme they introduce the notion of resilience in relation to our production and consumption of energy. The lab will present a table landscape using a ­limited amount of shared ­ingredients, ­including food, textiles, ­tableware & dye ­sensitized solar cells. STRP audience can familiarise with it by ­creating and tasting ­e-tapas in a 2-hour tasting.

Saturday 9 March Premiere Saturday 9 March

19.00-21.00 / Workshop space

16.00–17.00 / LIGHT LOUNGE

LIGHT LOUNGE


Baltan laBoratories:

Tasting e-Tapas

During STRP Baltan presents E-Tapas: an open laboratory and tasting session at the intersection of food and textiles, photosynthesis and biomimicry. The Belgian artist Bartaku (Bart Vandeput) and French designer Carole Collet (Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design) show the most strange, juicy, tasty ideas found in their study on the relationship between energy and food. They combine biology and nanotechnology and explore a future where designers become alchemists. Prior to the tasting students and scientists explore these techniques during a threeday workshop. The result is a true tasting, which activates all senses.

Create and eat your own e-Tapas, made from edible solar cells, with a 0.6 volt buzz that makes your tongue tingle. Explore innovative applications of Aronia (berries) and flax, plants that have been around for centuries, in a surprising table landscape. Come and enjoy the findings.

Admission free, register via: carmin@baltanlaboratories.org Sa March 9, 19:00 - 21:00, STRP Festival, Klokgebouw (light lounge/bar, 1st floor) Learn more about the E-tapas and the Edible Alchemy workshop on 7, 8, 9 March via: www.baltanlaboratories.org Tasting e-Tapas is part of the Techno Ecologies project by Baltan Laboratories in collaboration with Holst Centre and Ketelhuis.

Foto: Š Bartaku


COLOFON STRP

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General Manager
and artistic director Angelique Spaninks Managing director Maaike Verberk Process Manager Dorien van den Hurk Curators Leon van Rooij (art) Regine Debatty (curatorial advisor) Maurice Spijker (music/MOJO) David van Schuylenburg (music/MOJO) Hidde Pluymert (music/MOJO) Arjan van de Water (music) Frank Veenstra (music advisor) Marketing and Communication Coralie den Adel Mijke Hurkx Arjan van de Water Production Marnix Baert Loes Hermans Erik van den Broek Jan Bart van der Tuuk Tineke de Mug 
 Koos van Os Catering John Nabben STRP Share Shirley Hendrikse 
 Coordination volunteers Willem van der Ploeg 
 Office Suzanne Rietdijk 
 Sas Schilten

Interns
 Maartje Bogaerts Rachella Dubbeldam 
 Natasja Jucewicz 
 Aimée Nagel Pascal Poschmann 
 Leonie van Walstijn Concept, art direction & design HEYHEYHEY
& Fons Schiedon Volunteers For each of its editions STRP has been able to count on the support of hundreds of volunteers. We cannot thank you enough for the wide range of tasks you perform for us! STICHTING STRP P.O. Box 272 – 5600 AG Eindhoven (NL) T: +31 (0)40 236 7228 E: info@strp.nl

SUBBACULTCHA! Subbacultcha Magazine is a monthly free publication distributed all over the Netherlands and Belgium. We focus on new, relevant and uncompromising music in an unruly manner. Also, we offer free entrance to carefully selected concerts, films and exhibitions. See subbacultcha.nl for more info and subscriptions.


COLOFON Editors Leon Caren and Bas Morsch Editorial Assistant Megan Roberts Design Bas Morsch Words Brenda Bosma, Marinus de Ruiter, Marguerite Humeau, Mitchel van Dinther, Bas Morsch and Leon Caren Photography Nico Krijno, XiaoXIao Xu, Matt Barnes Illustration Janna Klävers Distribution Amsterdam: Denise Lopes, Charlotte van Brakel, Priscilla Laclé, Fedor Oduber, Stefan Stasko Utrecht: Jitske de Vries, Tim van der Schaft Rotterdam: Lukas Dikker Groningen: Hedwig Plomp, Marinke Kerkhoff Haarlem: Marijn Westerlaken Nijmegen: Karin van der Kamp Den Haag: Dineke Cornelissen Leiden: Milou Laan

ABOUT STRP STRP brings together art, technology, experimental pop culture and science and links these to a wide and diverse audience; people with a ­curious mindset who are open to new experiences. From 2013, STRP will turn from an annual large-scale event into a permanent cultural player offering year-round activities. Keep an eye on our website. STRP receives structural financial support from the Province of NoordBrabant and the Eindhoven­ ­munici­pality. STRP has received additional funds from Fonds Podiumkunsten, SNS REAAL Fonds, VSBfonds, Mondriaanfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds Creatieve Industrie, Cultuurfonds Strijp S, Eindhoven 365, Fonds Cultuurparticipatie, RCOAK.

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