___The first edition of the BEYOND Biennial takes place with a series of exciting events on the bank of the IJ in the North of Amsterdam from 6 – 26 September 2014. BEYOND transforms the Tolhuistuin and  EYE into a temporary hub for anyone interested in the latest developments in (interactive) media, art, design, technology and science.

BEYOND focuses on future developments. Artists, designers, scientists, engineers, musicians, DJs present a dazzling program with performances, exhibitions, film screenings, experiments and a steamy night program. Besides there’s an education program for the youngsters.

In collaboration with EYE the event starts with two nights full of performances, interactive work and experiments. The program is related to David Cronenberg The Exhibition and the film program that runs simultaneously. We’re going to hack our own bodies and play with perception by using new (media) tools.

The Reality Shift exhibition will  run at the Tolhuistuin from 17 till 26 September. The Reality Shift investigates and reflects a shifting reality in which man and technology, and the physical and virtual life under the influence of new (media) tools and data are increasingly forming one unity.

BEYOND ends with Discovery Festival. The 9th edition of Discovery dives with its theme The Reality Shift not only new forms of media (data) systems and life, but also the ancient world of framing, lies and deceit. Discovery pushes the boundaries between real and unreal, truth and lies with a night of live experiments, micro talks, performances, demonstrations and music.