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Beer in exchange for pee

Discovery Festival at Trouw

Beer in exchange for pee

08-09-2013 | 16.21

On Friday September 27th the Discovery Festival will take place in Trouw and De Verdieping. This progressive festival by night is all about the thrill of discovering new things. New science, art, design and music. Transnatural will program an interactive exposition during the festival for the first time, of which a stripped-down version can be visited in Trouw on the following nine days after the festival. The festival also revolves around live experiments of scientific research, performances and a strong line-up by the boys of Les Enfants Terribles.
 
This year Discovery Festival will operate according to one theme: No order. Within this theme they’ll try to look for the new world whilst making fun of traditional values, transforming them or even banishing them. They embrace the chaos of the future and look to what extent the decline of the security brings about new ways of thinking and acting.
The public at Discovery Festival will be subjected to live experiments by young researches, including a linguistic experiment by Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics whereby visitors can research languages through learning a non-existent language. At DarwinTunes the visitors create a form of natural selection that causes music to be created, which is not written by a single person, but evolved out of thin air. You’ll also encounter technology that functions as a self-supplient ecosystem: The computer that never crashes.
 
Transnatural explores technology through the rules of nature and will be responsible for the art and design program during Discovery Festival for the first time this year. The interactive exhibition during Discovery Festival covers the Graffitizer amongst others, a live art machine that generates abstract drawing by the input of an algorhythm. Visitors can create a playing field in an enormous sand pit in the game Mimicry, so that an interaction between the virtual and ‘real’ world will emerge. On the ceiling objects like the Fiet will dangle, a light installation that reacts to approaching visitors with natural movement. With the Plastap your urine measured in a urinal will reward you with the same amount of beer. Your pie happens to be full of valuable phosphates, which can serve as a basic ingredient for artificial manure. Inbetween the installation there will also be performances by Denzipfaden, a high fashion object whereby the golden zippers control samples, faders and sound effects. The exhibition of Discovery Festival can be visited for nine days after the festival in Trouw.
 
The music program is arranged by Les Enfants Terribles. On the bill is a performance by Dinky, who recently released a beautiful album on Visionquest titeled Dimension D. Oskar Offermann & Edward and Carlos Valdes will also play in the booth on this night. In De Verdieping you’ll be rewarded with a DJ-set by Jean Pierre Enfant and we’ll host the Dutch debut of Dozzy/Beaini, known to many als Donato Dozzy and Morphosis.