What is this project all about?
With your support we will curate a program of performances, talks and exhibitions for NODE15 Forum for Digital Arts. We want to invite speakers and artists who address the ongoing changes in the relationship between the human body and technology.
NODE15 "Wrapped in Code – The Future of the Informed
Body" is dedicated to the negotiation of the human body
throughout the current technological developments and the general
access to highlevel technologies. We will talk on the integral role
of the body in processes of perception and interaction; as location
of implicit knowledge; and as a tool we constantly try to extend
The festival will address the relation of body and consciousness in the interdependent evolution of humankind and technology. It starts from the gradual incorporation of instruments and processes into the body. Gadgets and algorithms optimize our daily life while some people are morphing into what may be named a cyborg.
An exhibition, performances, workshops and a lecture-program will shed light on these complex, yet inescapable questions. They will bridge the gap between techno-scientific developments and the public.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
All formats will be presented and designed in an easily
accessible way. We want to encourage everyone to find his or her
personal entry point into the discourse. A significant share of the
audience will consist of people who work with computer code in an
artistic and design oriented way. For us it is important to
initiate an open dialog between audiences and
allow them to reflect on our topic from different perspectives:
citizens, technology experts or artists who are interested in the
For the first time, NODE15 will also offer a workshop program especially for children.
Why would you support this project?
We are a huge team of enthusiasts working voluntarily on the
realization of this project for half a year now. NODE15 Forum will
definitely take place from April 27th to May 3rd 2015 and most of
our estimated expenses are already covered by the fact that so many
people are engaged passionately. However, we are still searching
for ways to finance this venture and to make it even more
interesting and exciting for diverse audiences. Our target groups
and interests lie at the intersection of arts and technology - a
concept that makes it more difficult for us to fit into traditional
With the help of our crowd supporters and the Aventis Foundation we hope to overcome these difficulties.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
With a successfully funded campaign we will invite artists, speakers, and performers to Frankfurt. We will install and design the exhibition and the space. And we will organize artist talks, children workshops, tours and all necessary material for promoting and explaining the leitmotif.
With your money we will:
- pay artist/speaker-fees, travelcosts and accomodation
- pay rent for the venues
- curate, organize, moderate and execute the program
- pay for insurance and transportation of artworks and gadgets
- rent technical equipment and pay for the exhibition architecture
- install a cosy environment with couches, food and beverages to grant an insipiring atmosphere for a vivid dialog
Who are the people behind the project?
NODE – Forum for Digital Arts started in 2008
emerging from the initiative of several developers and users of the
graphical programming language vvvv. Ever since, NODE is inviting
creators, thinkers, makers, and artists of the digital arts,
creative software-, design and electronics scene to Frankfurt. NODE
is a forum for sharing knowledge and exchange on the impact of the
digital turn, technologies and its applications in a variety of
NODE15 is already the fourth edition of this biennial festival.
NODE e.V. is a registered association based in Frankfurt, Germany, whose members are enthusiastic about the creative application of technology, themselves being artists, designers and scientists in the field.
For the first time, we will be offering Evening Weekpasses - for all of you who won't attend the workshops but don't want to miss the NODE15 lectures, concerts, performances or artist talks! Preorder them here!
PS: Super Early Bird Student Passes are already sold out, unfortunately. More workshop passes will be available as soon we have our workshop schedule ready!