Contact: viola (apestaart)

Manifestations 2017 presents the future in the largest Art & Tech event of the Dutch Design Week. More than 4500 m2 will be filled with a diverse mix of innovative art and technology. Over a hundred artists show their work and ask: Will the future design us?

We ask important questions about the ever-growing influence of technology in our daily lives. How do our bodies fit in with technological developments? How do we experience that influence, and can we control it? And above all, we ask: Can technology be friendly and kind, can it contribute and connect us in a meaningful way? We believe art and creativity are for all ages and invite you to actively create our own future with us, before the future designs us.

Last year Manifestations won the title Best of DDW 2016. This year we will show even more playful, challenging and inviting art and technology. Everyone, young or old, is invited to discover and play; the future is for everybody. Explore brain controlled robots, clothing with goose bumps, an electronic doctor for in your own home, smell-therapy, robot-caterpillars, fantasy-organs, interactive tattoos, boring parties for rich kids, useless super powers, virtual reality and much more.

Visit our satellite exhibition ‘the Internet of Women Things’ in the library of Eindhoven. Here we show art and technology with a feminine touch.

With: Sensoree, Marina Toeters, Sander Veenhof, Pinar Yoldas, Baron Lanteigne, Agi Haines, Sensoree, Juul Koene, Channin, more..

Manifestations is a collaboration between Art & Technology (ViolaVirus), MADlab, Hyperspace Collective and other partners.

Creative director / curator: Viola van Alphen
Business director: Jan-Maarten van Rooij Sales&Relations: Maarten van Beugen
External Relations: Peter Visser
Human Manager: Hannah van Duivenbode
Assistant to the director and education: Angela Vissers
External sponsors: Claudia Borges
Communication: Martine Willekens (Peperoffice), Anna van den Berg, Elky Rosa Gerritsen
Photography and film: Nadia Hagen, Edwin Smits, Sophie Verstappen, Rudy Betorina, Urban Studio, Studio-H, Marina Provatidou
Exhibition design and light design: Tom Veeger  icw Creative Director
Technician and build up team: De Fantasten: Jeroen Peeters, Tom Veeger, and many others. And many, many volunteers!!

Our ‘partners-in crime’: MAD emergent art center: Rene Pare, Eric Sprik, Paul Zuurveen, Bibliotheek Eindhoven, Hyperspace Collective, “Wat is Dit Nou Weer”, and others.

Manifestations is an inclusive event.


Manifestations 2016: Best of DDW: