About OFF Night #3

OFF Night #3 – Technology/identity/change

Technological developments are radically changing the way we live our lives. Simultaneously, traditional power structures and ideas about colour and gender identity are being increasingly questioned. What does a changing world mean for our sense of identity, and how does our sense of identity impact the world? And what role can – or should – art play in this? With a preview of the new Van der Aa opera Upload, musical performances and stimulating discussions.

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The steam engine, the Internet, the smartphone. Technological developments have radically changed our lives and the way we relate to others, and will continue to do so. The same goes for social movements such as Black Lives Matter and LGBTQIA+ activism. What does the future hold? Where do we go from here? And what responsibility does the artist have?

Upload – preview
In his latest opera Upload, composer Michel van der Aa explores the impact of technological developments on our humanity, our identity and our relationships with others. Upload tells the story of a father and a daughter, with the father making the radical decision to have his mind uploaded to the cloud.

During OFF, Upload is present in the form of a preview. Later this season, after the festival, Upload will have its world premiere in a film version. Finally, the live stage version of Upload will follow after the summer.

Read more about Upload

Live programme
We also present a live programme with panel discussions that focus on technology and identity, art and identity, and change and identity.

Furthermore, during OFF Night #3 you can enjoy various musical performances and stimulating talks. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates on the programme!

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Watch the festival trailer: