Cloud Sounds

19 February - 29 April 2011

19 February – 29 April 2011

Opening on Friday, 18 February,

5:00 pm Performance Offener Schaltkreis in the Melkweg http://osk.openkhm.de/
6:00 pm Opening Netherlands Media Art Institute with at 6:30 pm an electronic experimental audio-visual set by Funckarma & VJ Loudanov www.funckarma.com

With:  Harm van den Berg, Jonas Bohatsch, Stijn Demeulenaere, Aleksandra Domanovic, Aaron Koblin & Chris Milk, LoVid, Haag/Rumori/Windisch/Zeller, Jörg Piringer, Evan Roth, Thomson & Craighead, Roel Wouters & Jonathan Puckey

The eleventh edition of the annual 5 Days Off festival will take place from 2 through 6 March, 2011, show-casing the latest developments surrounding electronic music. 5 Days On is the title of the arts programme of the festival. The culture of electronic music, DJ’s and VJ’s, remixing and clips is also the starting point for the exhibition Cloud Sounds at NIMk, Paradiso and Melkweg, opening on 18 February.

In Cloud Sounds, the participating artists use musical subjects and processes for their work. Cloud Sounds explores production methods in the visual arts in which the input from the public is essential. Social media and other Web 2.0 participatory procedures on the internet create new possibilities for the production of art. A number of artists make use of online possibilities such as crowdsourcing or mechanical turking, in
which internet users cooperate on the realisation of the artwork. Through this, at various points visitors, fans or online participants wittingly or unwittingly join in ‘producing’ the end result. The admonition ‘don’t touch’ is replaced by ‘join in’.

Cloud Sounds is part of 5 Days On. There will be special performances, presentations and workshops during the 5 Days Off festival (2–6 March) by Duncan Speakman & Émilie Grenier, Nomadic Sound System (Benjamin Newland) and Dirk Oosterbosch, Mark Wubben & Elco Wagenaar.


Cloud Sounds is part of 5 Days On. The exhibition has been produced and curated by Petra Heck (NIMk), Jan Hiddink (Melkweg), Jeldau Kwikkel (Paradiso) and Annette Wolfsberger (NIMk).

Cloud Sounds is supported by the VSB fund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), The Performing Arts Fund, the Mondriaan Foundation, MOJO Concerts, The City of Amsterdam, Evert Snel Piano's en Vleugels, NIMk, Melkweg and Paradiso.

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