In just a few years TodaysArt
developed into one of the most prolific art festivals in Europe. For six years now, the renowned event has provided an annual platform for artistic and creative encounters of various formats, showcasing concerts, exhibitions, performances and public interventions that are the upshot of social change.
is a citywide festival in Brussels open to a broad and diverse audience, embracing all aspects of today's urban and digital culture.
Challenging the idea of the traditional festival TodaysArt will present three research projects at the ICAS Kitchen. As a digestive the presentations will be followed by an army of DJs from the NL's Westcoast and Brussels.
Continuous research project presentation by Merlijn van Eijk
19:00 Research project presentation Roeland P Landegent
20:00 Research project presentation by Beer van Geer
ICAS International Cities of Advanced Sound presents itself throughout the festival with performances, DJ sets, party nights and art happenings in the Paloma Bar, hence launching a new form of interface between the network's internal dynamics and the general public.
"Too many cooks spoil the broth!" claims the proverb. Yet here, at the Festival's smallest venue, a finely balanced 5-course affair is on the menu, if only in the metaphorical sense: the Paloma Bar serves as the Festival kitchen, the place everyone ends up, hopelessly packed into too little space yet with a fridge full of beer at hand and caught in the interminable to-and-fro of gossip, know-how and dopiness. Different members of the ICAS network will play host each day.
Co-founded in 2007 by CTM, the ICAS network now comprises 28 organisations and partners from five continents and has given rise since its inception to numerous new initiatives, including for example the project ECAS Networking Tomorrows Art for an Unknown Future, which is funded by the Culture Program of the European Commission and will be realised at various venues within and beyond the borders of Europe, in the period 20102015.
Welcome to the Festival kitchen if you can stand the heat!