uncloud FESTIVAL 2023

Thresholds by Ibragim, Photo by Guillaume Versteeg

This year’s ambitious festival programme encompasses over three weeks of events taking place at different venues within the city of Utrecht. Headquartered at Uncloud’s home base of the Former Pieter Baan Centre, the festival incorporates a weekend of concerts and live performances, a large-scale exhibition, club nights, talks, and much more. Find the programme outlined below which will be updated in accordance with new announcements. For the latest news, stay in touch via Instagram – more acts and artists t.b.a soon.

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EXHIBITION
30 September–22 October
Former Pieter Baan Centre, Utrecht

FEATURING 
Heleen Blanken // Lumus Instruments // Jeroen Alexander Meijer // Arash Akbari // Ibragim // Aurelia Noudelmann // Ildikó Horváth & Niko de Paula Lefort // Silke Weißbach — more t.b.a. soon

TICKETS Available via Stager / Regular Ticket €13.50 / Student Ticket €10.50

Exploring the relationship between technology, multi-sensory embodied encounters, materiality and the virtual sphere, physicaldigital-digitalphysical-physicaldigital-[…] unfolds at the intersection of on-screen realms and tangible reality, setting out to (re)shape immersive and interactive experiences. Rendering the messy binary between the digital and physical, blurring the boundary between the two, the exhibition incorporates audiovisual performances, installation pieces and experimental media. 

Displayed throughout the hallways, cells and rooms of the Pieter Baan Centre, a former prison and forensic psychiatric institute, each of the artworks operates as an interface; a portal into futures not yet realised or realities otherwise obscured. Inspired by innovative ways of thinking about technological tools, the Centre provides a context in which artists, technologists, and audiences can come together to uncover new frontiers of artistic expression and redefine what it means to be human in the digital age. 

FESTIVAL WEEKEND
6–8 October
Various Locations, Utrecht

FEATURING CORIN (live A/V) // Djrum // Eomac (live A/V) // Honingbeer (live A/V) // Iglooghost (live A/V) // Luke Cohlen // NÂR (live) // Slikback (live) — more t.b.a. soon

TICKETS Available via Stager / Full weekend + afterparties + exhibition passes are available for €67.00 / Individual day tickets (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) start from €16.00 / A limited amount of passpartouts covering the entirety of the 30 September–22 October programme are also on sale

Uncloud Festival Weekend returns with a pioneering line-up of audiovisual performances, transcendent electronica and otherworldly ambient. Staged at various locations in Utrecht, the three-day event further encompasses a Saturday club night at WAS with a special line-up co-curated between the venue and Uncloud.

To Be Continued
THEATRE PRODUCTION
12–15 October
Former Pieter Baan Centre, Utrecht

TICKETS Available via Stager / Regular Ticket €18.00 / HKU/ Podiumpas FREE

Uncloud and Theater Kikker present To Be Continued an audiovisual theatrical installation by Nineties in collaboration with video artist Noralie, interactive design studio Moniker and musician/producer Philipp Thimm. The show is performed in English.

The site-specific performance begins on the audience’s smartphones via the messenger app Telegram. After purchasing your ticket and receiving instructions on how to download the app, you’ll immediately meet the protagonist: a chatbot in need of your input. Interweaving innovative digital media and technology, To Be Continued unravels as a code-based, psychedelic encounter – a contemplative experience guided by an immersive soundscape and rendered images that delve into the link between our (non)linear sense of time in the information epoch.