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TodaysArt Festival | Azimuth

Azimuth and TodaysArt present a electroacoustic performance on Friday and Saturday.
Program Friday:
Bjarni Gunnarsson 21:30-22:00  | Milos Cathals 22:30-23:00 | Ji Youn Kang 23:30-00:00 | Jim Zweerts & Mark Ridder 00:15-01:00 | Sjoerd Brill (Juxtapoison) 01:00-03:00
Program Saturday:
Sohrab Motabar 21:30-22:00 | Dario Giustarini 22:30-23:00 | Barbara Ellison 23:30-00:00 | Yota Morimoto 00:15-1:00 | Fani Konstantinidou 01:15-02:15

Azimuth is presented on the basement of the building.

TodaysArt Azimuth Facebook Event

TodaysArt Festival | cellF | Guy Ben-Ary

What does it mean to be alive? TodaysArt presents the Dutch premiere of Ben-Ary’s work ‘cellF’: the world’s first neural analogue synthesizer and a rock star alter-ego in a petri dish. ‘cellF’ represents a radical new way to think about what a musical instrument is and how music can be made. The work contextualizes new biotechnological advancements and places them within a framework of analogue art.

Fri 21 Sept – 17:00-20:00 | Saturday 22 Sept: 11:00-00:00 | Sunday 23 Sept: 12:00-18:00 – cellF Exhibition
Fri 21 Sept – 17.30-18.00 – cellF Performance Jaap Blonk
Fri 21 Sept – 18.00-18.30 – cellF Performance Han Bennink
Sat 22 Sept – 12:00-13:15 – Neural Synthesis – Panel curated together with Lucas Evers from the Waag, centred around cellF – Participants: Lucas Evers (Waag), Flora Lysen (researcher, University of Amsterdam), Nora Vaage (ethicist, Maastricht University), Guy Ben-Ary (artist and researcher)
Sat 22 Sept – 16:00-16:45 – Artist Talk with with Guy Ben-Ary and Nathan Thompson

CellF is presented on the basement of the building.

TodaysArt Facebook Event Guy Ben-Ary

TodaysArt Festival | Light Leaks | Kyle McDonald + Jonas Jongejan

One dark room, three projectors, fifty disco balls and a healthy dose of well-planned lighting sequences are what teleports the audience to a magical world in ‘Light Leaks’, a work by Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan. For this work, the designers have used hundreds of structured light scans to capture the position of each projected pixel, and then modeled their reflection in the mirror balls using SketchUp.

Light Leaks is presented in the RNDR space, on the 1st floor of the building.

TodaysArt Facebook Event

TodaysArt Festival | Exhibition | Bubble Visions

Can we look beyond the bubbles, the multitude conflicting realities surrounding us, into possible futures in which people and technology increasingly cooperate? The artists in the TodaysArt 2018 exhibition present ways wherein people and technological parallel realities are feeding off each other, both in good and bad ways.

Participating artists: Anja Groten + Maartje Smits + Jasper van Loenen) – Face the InterFace | Arvid and Marie – The Last Job on Earth | David Neevel – @burnedyourtweet, Telephone Operator | Emmeline de Mooij – Attempting a Nap | Isabel Mager – 5000times / Input = Output | Kunrad [Koenraad de Groot] – Technology Imitates Nature I: rainfall | Milda Vysniauskaite – Mimosa | Pudica Miloš Trakilović – XYZ | Rachel MacLean – It’s What’s Inside That Counts | Riley Harmon – The Firewall Grove | Salim Bayri – Smartshop Kaaskoes | Yoshinari Nishiki – Overture: Carrying Power | ArtEZ assignment by Daan van Dijk with students: Deborah Mora, Michelle Feelders, Sebi Clotas Jucgla, Elise Bodt, Ties van Asseldonk, Jolie Wijngaarden, Yamil Oulad El Hadj

Bubble Visions is presented on the ground floor of the building.

TodaysArt Facebook Event

TodaysArt Festival | Panel | Inventing the Future of Shipping: Fully Autonomous Modular Container Transport

The Grey Space collaborates with TodaysArt to present a panel discussion focused on the The Grey Space resident Yoshinari Nishiki.
In the wake of environmental crises, nothing is certain anymore, except for the development of mobile technology and cheap sensors. Physical Internet (PI) is a strange technical term describing a novel logistics system, streamlining the flow of materials by imitating the way data is seamlessly transferred over the Internet. Although PI is a scientific concept, it is based purely on an abstract image, allowing a gap for artistic intervention. Single Container Transport is a future logistics concept by artist Yoshinari Nishiki that dissects a highly representative underlying infrastructure of modern civilisation, container shipping, which effectively moves 90% of all the manufactured goods across the globe. Single Container Transport is the idea of moving standard shipping containers one by one, instead of stacking them high up to more than 20.000 TEU (20ft containers) per vessel. These autonomous deep sea vessels are independent of traditional fuels, and only harnessing the wind and ocean currents, however fully utilising ever more accurate geolocation technology and cheap sensors.

 Lóránt TavasszyAli HaseltalabBorre Rosema | Yoshinari Nishiki | Inte Gloerich | Marijke Cobbenhagen (The Grey Space in the Middle)
The panel is presented in Bleyenberg.

The Grey Space TodaysArt

TodaysArt Festival | Artist Talk | Hyper_Hologram | c/a

c / a (pronounced as cslasha) is an anonymous post-genre music duo that experiments with audio, visuals and mixed reality — pioneering magical digitalism, various surgical procedures and sentiments. In this artist talk, c / a will discuss their work and their current audiovisual performance HYPER_HOLOGRAM.

This artist talk is presented in the RNDR space, on the 1st floor of the building.

TodaysArt Facebook Event

TodaysArt Festival | Yoshinari Nishiki | Overture: Carrying Power

The Grey Space collaborates with TodaysArt to organise a public space intervention by The Grey Space resident Yoshinari Nishiki.

Its been roughly five years since so-called “new delivery” services emerged on the street, starting the British firm Deliveroo. Although their services are now deeply embedded in our culture, still nobody has approached them as a serious logistical system. Would it be possible to transport something rougher and heavier with these services, such as raw materials? And can we reimagine them to be a modular zero-emission transportation vehicle?

Many Deliveroo drivers will take part in this experiment and intervention by Japanese artist Yoshinari Nishiki (aka Inari Wishiki), who is currently doing a residency at The Grey Space. This is in the context of a bigger project, in which he is developing a novel concept for autonomous and zero-emission deep sea shipping. As part of the intervention, the drivers will attempt to move a mountain of 500kg of potatoes together. The distribution and assembly process will be accompanied by a sound piece by electronic composer Kepla (aka Jon Davies).

Yoshinari Nishiki is an artist based in Rotterdam. His work explores the entanglement of economics and ecology. Nishiki is currently doing a residency at The Grey Space in the Middle. The residency is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Central Innovation District The Hague.

The Grey Space TodaysArt

TodaysArt Festival | Panel | Interactive Media Art and Open Source Technologies

In collaboration with platform Digilogue Istanbul and RNDR studio, this panel brings together media artists working with live coding, performance, and open source tools, to present and speak about their interactive work.
If we understand interactivity as a type of gesture, then what role do open source tools and platforms play in the creation of interactive work? This panel will open up discussions on the potential liberation and limitation inherent in using open source tools. What are the mental, bodily, and societal gestures that emerge in these interactions?

The panel is presented in the RNDR space, on the 1st floor of the building.

Ersin Han Ersin (Marshmallow Laser Feast) | Carolien Teunisse (artist) | Kyle McDonald (artist) | Push 1 stop (artist) | Edwin Jakobs (RNDR) | Lalin Akalan (artist, curator)

TodaysArt RNDR

TodaysArt Festival | Isabel Mager | The Design of Human Management

Why should it matter how the most visible devices are made? How is an interviewing software constructed, that claims to cut out the human bias common to face-to-face job interviews? In this talk, social designer Isabel Mager will take the visitors through her work in the TodaysArt exhibition, delving into her own artistic practice and research. Both of her research projects, ‘input = output’ and ‘5000times’, engage with the back-end and hidden structures of technology.

The talk is presented on the ground floor/ RNDR space, on the 1st floor of the building.

TodaysArt Facebook Event Isabel Mager

TodaysArt Festival | Artist Talk | Rhizomatiks (Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi)

Rhizomatiks is a creative studio specialised in large scale commercial and artistic projects using both art and technology. Inspired by the structural pluralism embodied by the rhizome, Rhizomatiks was established as a nonhierarchical, liberal, decentralized collective. Rhizomatiks is the fertile soil, a meeting ground where specialists connect to tackle challenges and plant the seeds for a verdant future of novel experiences and innovative modes of expression. In this artist talk, Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi of Rhizomatiks Research will discuss the ‘phosphere’ performance they are premiering at TodaysArt.

The artist talk is presented in the RNDR space, on the 1st floor of the building.

TodaysArt Facebook Event Rhizomatiks

TodaysArt Festival | Modular Synthesizer Ensemble – Workshop | Gammon

The Modular Synthesizer Ensemble puts its focus on a collective musical experience. Led by Gammon, this hands-on participatory workshop teaches basic knowledge about electronic sound production and composition. The workshop enables an intuitive approach to the analogue Modular Synthesizer and makes electronic music tangible and comprehensible. Because of its unique musical and social acoustic experience, the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble enables a similar challenge to experienced musicians, modular enthusiasts or people with no previous knowledge.

Please note: the workshop takes place in the basement. Space is limited, to reserve your spot please register by sending an email to

TodaysArt Modular Synthesizer Ensemble

Di Verso Cook-Off | Airisa Kalnina vs. Dan Nicholas 😰🍴

[growling stomachs] Dan Nicholas specialises in homestyle cooking from various cuisines around the globe, featuring fresh vegetables, fresh herbs and big flavors ✖️ Airisa Kalnina specialises in seafood and Asian accents.

⇨ Menu:
1 | Spicy tuna roll with crispy shrimp and teriyaki sauce✖️ Fish Soup with potato, corn, tomato, bacon & saffron
2 | Cold Sesame noodles with korean style marinated grilled chicken, cucumber, bean sprouts, chopped peanuts & nori ✖️ Thai green curry with seasonal veggies served with flank steak.
3 | Red velvet cake with a matcha green tea frosting ✖️ Warm Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream
⇨ Guests will be given a score card, and will rate each dish on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

17,50€ – please attend the facebook event to reserve a seat.

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🔸Haagse Popweek | Drop it like it’s Hot🔹

[needs answers, takes notes] The Haagse Popweek (organised by Popradar) will host a night for (starting) music artists. Artists can pitch songs (bring your usb) and ask questions to a professional panel. The panel includes people from various backgrounds, who can answer questions.

⇨ Panel:
Marieke Mckenna (
Mink Records) | Lotte Sterk (MassiveMusic A&R) | David Koster (Top Notch A&R) | Henca Maduro (New Skool Rules) | Githa Biekman (AT Bookings)

⇨ 13:30 (welcome + sign-up) | 14:30-16:30 (panel) | 16:30-18:30 (drinks and showcases)

Facebook Event Popradar

Modern Body Festival | Alien Bodies 👂👣👤

This year’s Modern Body Festival exhibition features out-of-body, one-on-one artworks, new speculative architecture in preparation for a zombie apocalypse, sonic bio-art, stunning short films exploring the isolation and loneliness of globalisation, and more.

⇨ Featured works:
The Constitute – EYESect | Weihaw Wang – The Cosmos Urchin | Maria Molina Peiro – One Year Life Strata | Alina Ozerova – Take Me, Bring Me | Natalia Papaeva – Yokhor | ^ Studio – Common Task | Alcaeus Spyrou – Anina | Sabina Ahn – Sonomatter | Erdem Tasdelem – Wild Child

⇨ Friday: 17:00-22:00 (exhibition), 19:00 (opening) | Saturday: 12:00-22:00 (exhibition), 22:00-02:00 (party) | Sunday: 12:00-20:00 (exhibition)

Modern Body Festival Facebook Event

👻 Di Verso | Halloween Dinner

[growling stomachs] The ladies of HaagseHapjes will create an inspiring menu during this Di Verso’s halloween edition.

⇨ Menu:
1 | Boddy Mary & Witch Vingers
2 | Spicy (Cheese) Fondue in Pumpkin, Freaky Veggies, Bone Bread
3 | Dig your own Chocolate grave!

⇨ RSVP by attending the event

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Popronde Den Haag 💚🍄💚 Elsa Lester, Carina Nebula, Smudged Toads

[preparing for a sonic high] The Grey Space collaborates with The Daily Indie to present three upcoming bands in the basement during Popronde Den Haag 2018.

⇨ Bands performing:
20:00 Elsa Lester | 21:30 Carina Nebula | 23:15 Smudged Toads

⇨ Check Popronde Den Haag for other venues and performances

Popronde Den Haag The Daily Indie

Antilounge 22 | Drones & Beats

For the release party of Antilounge 22, Drones & Beats, Antilounge created a program consisting of 18 (!) experimental live acts in the basement of The Grey Space.

⇨ Drones: The Monoranger | Trapper | Mouches Volantes | Crystal Archives | YobKiss | Paul Klaui | The Sunshine Lounge | Rob Kanters x ISH Orchestra
⇨ Beats: De Methode | Generate | Duistere Bardo | Foresense | Olaf Wempe | Rowine | Medium Rar | Zoe Reddy | Marric | Gallus

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Vessel 4.0 | The Ex, The Howl Ensemble

Vessel is a series of special concerts from national and international underground artists for a select audience at undiscovered locations in the city, organised by Paard. For this edition Vessel invited The Ex and The Howl Ensemble for raw, pure and unpolished performances.

Tickets Facebook Event

Hoogtij | P.S. | Time

P.S. organises “Time!”, an experience of the moment which offers a temporary respite, at the hectic pace of modern life and reflects on how we deal with time. For this Hoogtij evening at The Grey Space, P.S. presents a program which continuously features performance art throughout the ground floor.

⇨ Participating artists: Larysa Bauge | Cristian Bujold + Vivian Chinasa Ezugha | Kuba Falkowski | Rose Hoffmann | Meri Hietala | Jolanda Jansen | Graham Martin | Ieva Savickaite | Somer & Meijer | Yvette Teeuwen | Topp & Dubio


Hoogtij | WYSIWYG #13 | Peek-A-Boo | Durk Reitsma, Fenna de Jonge

During Hoogtij #55 WYSIWYG puts ‘Peek-A-Boo’ on display, a program that offers every passerby a glimpse into their playful events. Actor and theatre-maker Durk Reitsma and set designer Fenna de Jonge construct an intervention that, through its expression, shifts the way you experience the short films for this evening’s sneak peek edition. Drop by anytime during the evening at The Grey Space, and take a look from the outside of the building to experience the cinematic void WYSIWYG created on the inside.