Den Haag

Todays Art

TodaysArt returns to The Hague September 21-23. The 14th edition of TodaysArt, The Dutch international festival of art, electronic music and digital creativity runs September 21-22-23 in various venues in the city centre of The Hague.

Featuring more than 100 artists working at the intersection of art, music and technology, the festival showcases live performance, mind blowing audiovisual works, installations, talks and an extensive club program of 72 hrs non stop.

Some interesting topics:

Data in the fifth dimension:

The last forty years have seen major developments in information technology and data storage. One of the latest is the ‘5D memory crystal’, developed by scientists at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). Using nanostructured glass, scientists have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing. The ‘memory crystal’ has unprecedented properties: 360 TB/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1,000°C and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190°C ) opening up a new era of eternal data archiving.

Compressing data to such extend not only means more space for bookcases, but also a high potential energy saver. A digital innovation helping to achieve a sustainable world.

Scientist Peter G. Kazansky, of the ORC, and artist Martijn van Boven, they will explore the current intentions, possibilities, and questions around sending data into space—whether it be music, a library, or the archived knowledge of humankind.

Blockchain panel

Blockchain is a gamechanger. The Blockchain My Art team will present the developments, implementation and roadmap of their blockchain based contactless payment system. The team has been pushing the boundaries and discovering possibilities offered by decentralised blockchain technologies. The system is being developed as we speak and is designed to support cultural festivals like TodaysArt and promote transparency, openness and privacy in the cultural industry. During the presentation, the Blockchain My Art payment solution, future roadmap, and plans for implementation at a number of other key European partner festivals, will be shared with the public.

Future of VR

Virtual Reality is not just another game tool. It’s changing people’s lives by enabling them to learn, practice, experience, and process psychological trauma’s, to name a few applications. VR is a new revolution, creating a parallel world in which we can practice without waste, learn and experience without a heavy footprint. All it takes is a next level immersive designed virtual world. Our keynote speaker this year is Avinash Changa, the CEO and founder of WeMakeVR. This pioneering Virtual Reality enterprise, which is based in the Netherlands, is currently changing the world of immersive experiences in different fields through the application of new VR-techniques.



c / a – HYPER_HOLOGRAM | Caterina Barbieri | Daito Manabe – ‘phosphere’ by Rhyzomatiks & ELEVENPLAY | Dasha Rush (live A/V) – Les Territoires Ephemeres | Han Bennink | Jaap Blonk | Lotic & Roderick George | Michela Pelusio – Space Time Helix | Oneohtrix Point Never – MYRIAD | Shed (live A/V) | Transforma & Sascha Ring – Manufactory |

Dome 360:

Alex Augier & Alba G. Corral – end(O) | Desaxismundi & Terminal Wolf – Inertia | Fraction, Louis-Philippe St-Arnault & Guillaume Bourassa – Entropia | Nonotak – VERSUS | Woulg & Push 1 stop – Interpolate


Apparat | Bonaventure | Dasha Rush | Deena Abdelwahed | Kiefer | Kuniyuki | DJ Lag | Lakuti | Lanark Artefax | MNDSGN | Nkisi | Rone | Sarah Farina | Suicideyear | Vladimir Ivkovic


Guy Ben-Ary – cellF | Kyle McDonald & Jonas Jongejan – Light Leaks


Avinash Changa – Keynote | Technology Beyond Borders – Panel discussion

Get your tickets: http://todaysart.stager.nl/web/tickets