Artefact is an arts festival focusing on (visual) culture, current affairs and scientific challenges.
Introduction by the director.
Nostalgia de la Luz is a documentary about the continuing impact of Pinochet’s dicta
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) is a documentary about the Chauvet Cave, a cavern in Southern France where the oldest human paleolithic paintings were discovered. Herzog is one of the lucky few who gained access to the cave, along with archeologists and researchers.
The inspiration behind the project begins with the painter Brion Gysin's (1916-1986) prototype Dream Machine created in the early 60s upon his return from Morocco.
Opening hours expo
tu 9 feb – sun 21 feb 2016
STUK + other locations
OPENING tu 9 feb 16
Artefact is a themed exhibition and festival on contemporary visual arts, current events and societal challenges. In 2017, Artefact looks at the Act of Magic. What does magic mean today? Which role does it play as a social phenomenon? How is it used as a metaphor?
The exhibition includes a lot of works that are also fascinating for kids.
In his lecture performance, Tobias Revell will address contemporary and historical relationships between magic and technology.
Artefact and STUKcafé join hands for Apéro Expo!
Six performers enter a dark room. They seem familiar. Yet there is something unusual in their appearance. The have disappeared into oblivion, but are longing for contact.
Sans lumière, je ne suis rien
Et la lumière fut, in Le Vif, 40, 7 oktober 2016
A lecture on the boundaries of knowledge and science, and on the magic of breaking those boundaries.
Thomas Hertog (BE)
A magician never reveals his secrets.
The RAINFOREST workshop, launched by Derek Holzer and Mads Bech Paluszewski-Hau, is a contemporary reinterpretation of David Tudor’s eponymous series of compositions during the 70ies.
An analysis of the relation between science and the public domain as a magic show: science retreats from the public eye, while the public remains both attracted to and blinded by technical ingenuity and spectacle.
A jaunty, jovial portrait with a surprising sting in its tail
- The New York Times – (Critic’s Pick)
How do animals communicate? Which kind of senses do they use? What are they telling each other? How does noise affect their signals? And how do they know that they’re telling the truth?
This workshop will be given entirely in Dutch.
Self-repairing jeans, an invisibility cloak and clothes that can monitor and display our emotions. These things sound futuristic, magical even, but are not as far-fetched as you might think.