From 19th to 21st of April, Rokolectiv Festival returns in Bucharest with a selected line up of artists and their personal take on the current zeitgeist, as well as on hypothetical futures in music and art.
The program features live & dj sets in the Apollo111 theatre and at Club Control, as well as an exhibition at Rezidența BRD Scena 9. For the 4th year in a row, the festival is part of SHAPE, an innovative platform for sound, heterogeneous art and performance in Europe co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
The exhibition ORACOL opens on 14.04 and speculates on predictions, with works that go beyond the fetishising of the future, with no fear of humor or the emotional.
Pinar Yoldas imagines an artificial intelligence that has taken over the world in a form of a 3D-animated cat. Alan Butler & Elaine Hoey create Prospero AI, a fictional artist residency which reimagines the function of labor in a society in which automation has replaced the need for human work. On the other hand, Ion Dumitrescu takes on the irrational and the failure of predictions, while Jared Marks with his tech-guru persona Cyber Jaya performs a keynote mediation that reflects on the commodification of spirituality in the digital age.
Jan Nikolai Nelles presents his project The Other Nefertiti (developed in collaboration with Nora Al-Badri), a digital hack of the famous Egyptian statue brought back to life in a 3D printed form