The Rotondes’ bi-annual Multiplica celebration of digital art takes a different format this year, spread over four weekends up until December.
The first of four Multiplica weekends at Rotondes in 2021 kicks off on 26 February with a chance for visitors to take in a panel discussion, concerts and installations. This is the third edition of Multiplica--the bi-annual festival was launched in 2017--which aims to throw light on today’s digital society.
Concerts include an audiovisual performance from German composer Frieder Nagel (photo Moritz Huettner), whose The Arrival piece of improvised escapism uses endless overdubbing and resampling of analogue sounds, and visual artist Maotik on Friday. Hear The Arrival.
The following day, Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa brings his subassembliesperformance to Rotondes, in which he explores the relationship between nature and human-made structures through an architectural perspective.
Installations include the Get Popular Vending Machine, which sells €1 scratch-cards that can give winners up to 25,000 fake followers for their Instagram or Twitter account and Dries Depoorter’s 24h Sunrise/Sunset, which uses unsecured CCTV cameras around the world to display a real-time sunset and sunrise happening somewhere on the planet.
A panel talk with four artists, curators, hackers and activists from France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg about “how digital technologies are used to support today’s most urgent activist causes” takes place on Friday evening, with a livestream also available.