Roodkapje is Rotterdam’s local laboratory for
ART X MUSIC X FOOD and everything in between

Delftseplein 39
3013 AA Rotterdam

Visit exhibition
Tue-Sat 12:00 – 17:00

Roodkapje is Rotterdam's local laboratory for
ART X LIVE X FOOD and everything in between

15 June 2023 - 18 June 2023

Conflux Festival

Macular Collective 15 year exhibition at Roodkapje:
Thursday 15-1 / 18:00 - 21:00
Friday 16-1 / 14:00 - 20:30
Saturday 17-1 / 14:00 - 20:30
Sunday 18-1 / 14:00 - 20:30

The exhibition at Roodkapje is free of charge. Tickets for the festival and the rest of the program can be found here

Are machines living among us or are we living among machines? And how can we learn from each other's experiences?

Artistic researchers and visual artists working at the intersection of art, science and technology investigate the discourse around the festival theme of Living Machines over two exhibitions at different locations, open daily during Conflux Festival. The exhibition at Roodkapje presents kinetic light installations and screen-based experiments by members of the Macular collective (Nicky Assmann, Daan Johan, Joris Strijbos, Eric Parren, Matthijs Munnik), who celebrate 15 years of their nomadic lab practice.

Conflux is a new festival exploring multisensory encounters, urgent ideas, contemporary art and experimental music.

Happening across various locations throughout Rotterdam from June 15 – 18, 2023, Conflux invites you to experience a program of audiovisual performances, public art interventions, multimedia commissions, experimental club nights and talks reflecting on the festival theme ‘Living Machines’.

Are machines living among us or are we living among machines? And how can we learn from each other's experiences?

This year’s Conflux Festival dives deep into the human-machine dichotomy of man versus machine, and raises questions about our relationship with artificial systems through an expansive program of human-machine interactions and creative discourse at the intersection of art, music, technology and science.

Through multisensory encounters with these various artificial systems, what can we learn about the nature of machines – and the inherent mechanics of humans? With special focus on the (non)human experience of consciousness, Conflux Festival invites you and your living machine to be fully open to new perspectives on our rapidly integrated human-machine world.

Full line-up throughout the city

Performance Program
Drew McDowall / Leila Bordreuil / Telcosystems / Ulla & Nan Wang / Joost Rekveld, Fani Konstantinidou, Anne La Berge/ Acidic Male & Jelmer Noordeman / Encor Studio / Olivier de Sagazan / Michela Pelusio / Mint Park / Pandelis Diamantides / Paul Devens / Goldblum

Club Night Program
Rhyw / Bas Mooy / rRoxymore / Broken English Club / VSK / Nala Brown / Afra / Zohar /dirtydms / Vox supreme / Rita Maomenos & Cem Altınöz present “rvrs” / Ruwedata / Nikos / Noach & Tyn / Mark Rutta

Exhibition Program
Entangled Others Studio / Louis-Phillipe Demers / Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand / Macular: Nicky Assmann, Matthijs Munnik, Daan Johan, Joris Strijbos, Eric Parren / Jorrit Paaijmans / Claire Williams

Conference Program
Laura Tripaldi / Dave Murray-Rust / Joost Rekveld / Nicky Assmann / Jorrit Paaijmans / Claire Williams

Conflux is initiated by Klankvorm, supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Mondriaan Fonds, Fonds 21 and Gemeente Rotterdam, and co-presented by V2_, WORM Rotterdam, Roodkapje, V11 and TU Delft.