A new generation of interdisciplinary makers and thinkers

Since its first edition in 2011 at club Trouw in Amsterdam, FIBER brings together hybrid art fans, music lovers, artists and curious strangers to experience the latest developments in digital culture and experimental audiovisual performing arts.

The programme offers a stage to a new generation of interdisciplinary makers and thinkers who work between the fields of performative arts, club culture, creative coding and (artistic) research. 

Besides public events like this, we regularly organize collaborative peer-to-peer labs for artists, scientists and musicians. FIBER is above all a meeting place for sharing new views and experiences.

FIBER presents a three-day programme combining audiovisual performances, films, talks, music and installations. On 28, 29 and 30 October FIBER 2021 will settle down at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam Noord for an adapted festival programme; a three-day physical art event including the possibility to attend some parts online. Fuelled by the now critical quest for human adaptation to a radically changing world – both technologically, ecologically, and culturally – the organization compiles a wide selection of conversations, music and immersive performances in line with its theme Mutation.


Three days of audiovisual performances, music and conversations about a mutating world.

In the domain of science, mutation is the alternation of genetic material. The cells of organisms and viruses undergo changes due to mutation, after which their being – and the interactions with their environment – can radically transform.

One of the most well-bespoken cases of mutation are, of course, the current COVID-19 variants and our constant mitigation with these shapeshifting viruses. But also the DNA of our planet is transforming. After an extensive period of stability, our world is now changing at an accelerated pace in terms of extreme natural disasters with the risk of becoming completely uninhabitable due to the collapse of ecosystems.

Mutation can be seen as an unwanted development, but might also present opportunities to change habits and minds. In the face of global emergencies, like the current pandemic and the climate disaster, the Western societies will need to leave behind their illogical separation from ‘nature’ and fluidity.

The once-established social binaries to categorise the world must give way to new fusions. Mutation could provide us with both speculative and actionable manners of moving towards a new existence. We do not start from a trans-human approach but we look at ways to open up to more-than-human futures, rooted in an ecological reality.

Within the FIBER 2021 programme we will be working with the concept of ‘mutation’ in a broader and more artistic sense. Through art, sound, audiovisual experiences and talks we will explore the (in)ability to change or adapt to strange, unexpected and hostile environments. All explorations during FIBER 2021 lead up to a full festival edition in May 2022, for which we unfold the theme ‘Mutation’ even further.



FIBER 2021 | Talks Programme, Music & Performance Programme & Installations
28, 29 & 30 October

The lion’s share of FIBER 2021 takes place at our homebase Tolhuistuin. The former Shell terrain is now a green hub just across the River IJ and makes a fitting, almost ironic place to present art with a new perspective on our planet. The Tolhuistuin is a cultural, artistic and culinary meeting place in the new heart of Amsterdam and offers a platform for urban makers to tell new stories through a multitude of disciplines.

Tolhuisweg 3, 1031 KT Amsterdam



Raumklang premiere
28, 29 & 30 October

At Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ we are exciting to present the premiere of a unique project called Raumklang. Muziekgebouw is just a short ferry-ride away from FIBER 2021’s main location Tolhuistuin, settled right on the southern riverbank. The glass concert hall does not shy away from programming experimental modern music, diving into electronic pop music, world music, classical music and jazz. 

Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam



FIBER 2021 | Talks programme
28, 29 & 30 October

The World Wide Web was invented in 1989 by a British scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, while working at CERN. The Web was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automated information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world. Today it is used to host FIBER 2021’s online talks.



To enter any FIBER 2021 locations, make sure to bring a personal COVID Certificate. You can obtain this certificate with a negative test result (no older than 24 hours), proof of vaccination or proof of recovery.

You can present the personal COVID Certificate in the Dutch CoronaCheck app, a CoronaCheck print or the QR code in your EU country’s corona app.

Make sure to check yourself on COVID-related symptoms 24 hours before arriving at FIBER 2021.


Testen voor Toegang / Testing for Entry
If you do not have a full vaccination or recovery certificate in your CoronaCheck app or DCC from a EU country, or are visiting from outside of the EU, you need to show a negative test result no older than 24 hours upon entering. The tests are free to book on testenvoortoegang.org (switch to English if needed). Other test results are not valid.

Please have your QR-code at hand when you arrive at FIBER 2021, to prevent delays at the door.


Contact & Press

General Contact Information

If you have any questions about the festival programme or if you would like to contact one of our employees, please contact us at the addresses below:

FIBER Foundation

General information: info[at]fiber-space.nl
Volunteers: zoe[at]fiber-space.nl
Ticket information: press[at]fiber-space.nl



Press & Communication

Please contact us for press inquiries and other information: press[at]fiber-space.nl




We need your support to make it happen!

To realise FIBER 2021, we need talented and inspiring volunteers to help us organise the talks, art installations and music programme. Would you like to gain experience in setting up and developing a digital culture festival? Then sign up!





  • Jarl Schulp
    Artistic Director
    Christine Breur
    Managing Director
    Bobbie Caris
    Head of Production
    Rhian Morris
    Production & Research
    Laurèn ter Horst
    Lead Marketing & PR
    Mahdi Nasser
    Marketing & Research
    Sudoba Sarej
    Marketing & PR
    Zoë Horsten
    David Lopez-Cotarelo
    Diana Petcov
    Production Support
    Irene Stracuzzi
    Visual Identity
  • Leeza Pritychenko
    Visual Identity
    Hansjan Fokkens
    Technical Production


FIBER 2021 is supported by the generous support of Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst and Creative Industries Fund NL.