The first weekend of the Rewire 2021 - offline edition has come to a close, and again we'd like to thank everyone who attended. If you're feeling the festival blues, don't worry, as we've got the closing event in collaboration with Festival Dag in de Branding coming up this Saturday! Ahead of this, composer and visual artist Zeno van den Broek sat down with Dag in de Branding to discuss the upcoming presentation of his new collaborative work with Slagwerk Den Haag, entitled 'Ma(n|chine)'. Read more about this work below before joining us on Saturday.
Zeno van den Broek is a Dutch composer and artist whose works investigate and unsettle the relationships between people and fabricated surroundings. He utilises audiovisual means to create site- and concept-specific works which interrogate conventional conceptions of our experience of space. About his collaborative project with Slagwerk Den Haag, he says:
"Ma(n|chine) is a fairly minimalistic yet intense audiovisual piece exploring the relationship between man and machine on stage. So it is certainly not a battle between these two parties, but rather an investigation into the relationship that arises between the flesh and blood performers and the installation, in order to build a bridge between the atoms and the bits. By working with the strengths and weaknesses of the various performers, I hope to present an exciting piece that stimulates and chafes, but also inspires new insights into the relationship between man and machine."
Watch the trailer here: