Seen from four monstrous perspectives, Manifestations gives you a view at the interaction between man & technology and lets you discover the dilemmas that are associated with technical developments. Who really is the Beauty and who the Beast? Are we ourselves perhaps the monster? Strange and terrifying… or, on the contrary, sweet and human like Cookie Monster?

''Monsters: Free the Byte!''

Let us surprise you with the projects of the exhibition which consists up to 80% of young talents. You’ll see them first at Manifestations, before they’re included in the collections of major museums all over the world. They challenge you with a sharp edge, but remain innovative and playful. Think of robots, e-fashion, kids program, algae coat, technology & religion, clock with colors of the day instead of numbers, lonely pool people, privacy, body enhancements, mutants to deviate from the norm, what does your soul look like? Discover the future homo sapiens who can live under water. Generate your own energy, watch post apocalyptic videos, discover Eindhoven as arms trade city, enjoy e-Girls and Gaming Girls. Discover the most beautiful and coolest Instagram filters you can try out live. Check the large virtual worlds of Sansar and Second Life. Play with VR and Haute Couture … And discover more about yourself, the other and more.

Discover the monster in yourself

What are your real monsters, are they always others? Strangers, eccentrics and outsiders: that sounds like something you’re afraid of. But is a monster always someone else? Manifestations challenges you to examine yourself. Are you your own monster? Can you remain authentic in a world where powerful technology giants turn you into click cattle? Aa a consumer, are you slowly turning into a zombie?

Yes, it’s about time to look at your monsters with a different view. Maybe then you’ll see that they are more human and likable than you might have thought. Precisely because they are different. Because they do not go with the masses. Because by being different they show you a mirror. Monsters show you how you are influenced by the stories others tell and the (un)intended consequences of technology in our lives.

Promising talent

During Manifestations you will not only be confronted with the future of technology, you will also get to know promising artists of the future. Viola van Alphen and various guest curators select from this vanguard and introduce many young, mostly recently graduated artists.

At Manifestations you will discover their work for the first time and see how the intimate relationship between man and technology can flourish or get completely out of hand. Artists from previous editions have been included in large international exhibitions and museum collections.

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Stichting Art & Technology

Organisation for Multi Media art, yearly organises projects presenting i.e. media art, with the goal: TECH FOR GOOD: a healthy development of technology, focussing on reaching visitors from outside the art-bubble.. and several other TECH FOR GOOD projects. More info:

Team 2021

Creative Director / Curator: Viola van Alphen
Business Leader: Lorin Kamperman
Floormanagers: Nikol Vetronova, Agnes van Dijk, Niki Scheijen, Phoebe Gartsen, Helena Beks
External Relations: Peter Visser
Volunteer Coordinator: Nikol Vetronova
Social Media and Advice: Theo Paijmans
Staff Assistent and Educatie: Angela Vissers
Communication: Theo Paijmans, Nicolet Pennekamp
Design Superpowers: Myrthe Bal – Sint Lucas College
Website and Design: Flora Hellemons, Fierman, Nicolet Pennekamp, Oscar Wouterse
Photography and Video: Edwin Smits, Roy te Lintelo, Nadia Hagen, Edwin Smits, Sophie Verstappen, Rudy Betorina, Urban Studio, Studio-H, Marina Provatidou, Olivier Jansen
Exhibition Design: St Lucas College
Building Team and Light Design: De Fantasten and many others. And many, many volunteers!!

Nauwe co-“partners-in crime”: MAD emergent art center: Rene Pare, Eric Sprik, Paul Zuurveen, and others.
Manifestations is een inclusief event.

Raad van Toezicht:
drs. G.J.W.M. Altena voorzitter (Stichting Pangea – voor maatschappij en cultuurkritiek)
drs. A.B.A.G. Rasing secretaris (Stichting Odeon – versterken van de culturele infrastructuur)
F.C. Manders (Hyperspace Instituut – Beroepsvereniging AR VR MR)
J.D. Huizenga (Head of Department Interactive/Media/Design at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Co-Founder European Street Design Challenge, vrml Waag society)
A. de Raad (Notary. Legal, MSX game pioneer)
Raad van Advies:
J. Wieringa (Zakelijk Leider Cultureel Centrum DOOR Dordrecht)
J. A. Lino ( Designer / Professor Media, Interaction and Narration / Theme Leader Creative Economy Fontys, vrml zakelijk leider STRP festival, Designhuis)
J. Post (vrml directeur Philips, Rode Kruis, voorzitter KvK Amsterdam)