Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF) is an international and interdisciplinary festival, that is organized every two years by V2_.
DEAF is one of the most important international festivals focusing
on art and media technology, and can be regarded as a showcase for
research and production of new media art. The festival started under the name Manifestation for the Unstable Media in 1987 and got its new name - DEAF in 1994. DEAF features an
extensive program addressing art, technology, science and society.
presents a wide range of program segments, including a large exhibition
of artworks and installations, concerts, performances, seminars,
workshops and an academic symposium.
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The festival is characterized
by a thematic approach. Its aim is to present current developments and
themes in art in our technological culture, to a diverse audience. This
festival in Rotterdam is the ideal place for representatives of various
networks to meet and inspire each other, stimulating the international
Since 2012 DEAF is operated independently, and since 2014 The New Institute is the main partner in Rotterdam.
Some original DEAF websites can still be accessed here