Parallel to the opening of the CTM 2020 Exhibition, the festival kicks-off with a get together and performances. The evening opens with a DJ set from Mo Chan, followed by a performance by Hacklab facilitators Peter Kirn & Tad Ermitaño, and closes with a special performance of "The Ceremony" by Loïc Koutana, NSDOS & Zorka Wollny, which features Wollny's Psychedelic Choir.
Peter Kirn is a composer/musician, audiovisual artist, and journalist. Classically trained in composition and piano, his music and visuals meld minimalist and experimental dance music influences with a focus on texture and abstraction. He is the editor of Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion, working extensively with free and open source tools and shared content.
Loïc Koutana is a performance artist, model, and producer, also known as part of Brazil's Teto Preto. He also produces solo music under the pseudonym L’Homme Statue.
Tad Ermitaño is a key figure in new media art in the Philippines and South East Asia, with a history reaching as far back as the late 80s when he co-founded the media collective Children of Cathode Ray.
Mo Chan, sometimes DJ Kohlrabi, comes from visual art; she cruises between fun and depression, construction and ruination, following her instinct for trueness. As a member of female:pressure she has worked on Perspectives Festival and Berlin's monthly MEETUP, stepping over boundaries of the arts.
Zorka Wollny is a composer and a theatre artist who creates site-specific works which respond to their architectural surroundings. She collaborates—in a director-like mode—with musicians, actors, and dancers and members of the local communities she works in.
NSDOS, aka Kirikoo Des, is a hybrid artist who works simultaneously across dance, music, and digital art.