Program 2020

Friday 22.05.

00:00 - 24:00

AMRO20 exhibition was transformed into a journey through artistic projects dealing with the festival topic "Of Whirlpools and Tornadoes". As the festival became "radically digital", these projects were kind of lost in a garden of clouds. That became the title of the show.
Exhibition design curated by artist duo Sai Bao and Yang Mu.


Keywords: DIY, FLOSS, personal computers, operating systems, data privacy, technological sovereignty.


11:00 – 13:00

Lightning Talks are 15-20 min presentations by AMRO20 participants

Presentation, Lightning Talks

11:00 – 18:00

16:00 – 17:30

Keywords: FLOSS, operating systems, data privacy, compromises, conformism.


19:00 – 20:10

Sea Watch and Alarm Phone have already been working in a state of permanent crisis for 5 years now, fighting the EU'S policies of letting die at the deadliest European border, the Mediterranean. It is an avoidable and deadly crisis. Now the biggest difference is that our environment is also in one. Staying at home, in those Covid-19 times, is a privilege that the people we pull out of the water do not have. We must not and will not forget the people who are fighting for their survival on the doorstep of Fortress Europe. Flight is not a choice.


20:15 – 21:30

The third night will focus on contemporary emergencies and artists and activists working with them. In this conversation, the philosopher and cultural critic Santiago Zabala will discuss his work on the contemporary “absence of emergencies” with AMRO community members Marloes de Valk and


21:30 – 23:30

AMRO20 Nightline is streamed by dorfTV and radio FRO.


22:20 – 22:50

darkvoice is an album and a set of videos reflecting on the role of spoken language in the age of pervasive and permanent electronic surveillance. it is exclusively made from manipulated voice, sinister typography and digital technology.