[ISEA2020] Curator Statement: Viola van Alphen (Curator) — Manifestations

Curator Statement

Manifestations —a yearly Art & Technology festival in Eindhoven, the Netherlands— presents a selection of works by four artists centred around the ISEA2020 subtheme, The Ecosophic World, as part of ISEA2020. During the Dutch Design Week in October (350.000 visitors), we present 50-100 innovative and talented artists that develop accessible installations and artworks for a broad audience. All the artwork is about a more human technology – a lot of the work and projects we present are later in large international museums or festivals. At Manifestations we offer interactive artworks for events or festivals. We work with more than 5.000 international artists that create art using technology. We focus the spotlight on art and technology with a human dimension: sometimes confrontational and other times the perfect match, but always critical, playful, recognizable and awe-inspiring. Think of robot acts, performances with electronic music, exoskeletons, e-fashion art, data & privacy installations, artworks that integrate AI, sustainability, hackers, crypto nails, food printing and more. The festival also reaches a non-art audience to prevent preaching to its own choir. ARTISTS: Tim Dekkers (NL), The Parasitic Humanity [2018] Maartje Dijkstra (NL), Braindrain, TranSwarm Entities, Surface Distortion, Optic Traces [2019] Jip van Leeuwenstein (NL), A Diverse Monoculture [2017] Daniëlle Ooms (NL), Apple-based Material [2019]

Manifestations 2017:

  • Viola van Alphen (NL), Creative Director Art & Tech & Fun, smart ideas, innovative solutions scout, e-pioneer, FemTech, e-security. Curator and Organiser of Manifestations. violavirus.nl