The first edition of the STRP festival will take place in Eindhoven between the 18th and 20th of November 2005. Its focus is on the commonalities between art, popular culture and technology. As part of the festival there will be performances, exhibits and presentations in a historical space. STRP will take place on the ‘holy’ ground of the forbidden city of Philips, where in the 20th century numerous technological innovations were made. A place where Einstein worked at one point and where one of the most ambitious amalgamations of the arts and technology took place: "Poeme Electronique," a collaboration between the architect LeCorbusier with architect/composer Iannis Xenakis, artist Jean Petit, composer Edgard Varese and filmmaker Phillipe Agostini. Coincidence or not, Dick Raaijmakers also was closely involved in this project. STRP gets its inspiration from this amalgamation of technology and art.
STRP is looking for art project/installation submissions that fit under one of the following themes:
- Press "Start"
gaming, interactive installations and playful art works, in which the public can take an active role in the experience and realization of the work.
- WE ARE THE ROBOTS
robots, robort art, installations.
Please keep in mind that the exhibit hall will be shared among the participating artists/projects/installations.