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WORM (Rotterdam)

WORM is a Rotterdam based non-profit foundation and a multi-media alternative cultural centre focused on experimental, new media art, avant-garde and underground art, primarily music and movies. WORM is funded by the Triodos Bank and part of the culture nota 2009-2012 from the Dutch government. The foundation has received the Pendrecth Culture Prize and its venue is part of the Rotterdam culture plan.

WORM organises festivals and concerts, movie nights, runs an independent record label, a radio station. Part of the organisation is also a Centrum voor Electronische Muziek (CEM) and a collection of experimental musical instruments built by Yuri Landman. Artists that have been in residence at WORM were Tujiko Noriko, Toktek, Machinefabriek, Jørgen Teller, One Man Nation, Blevin Blectum, Kevin Blechdom, Joe Howe, Eugene Chadbourne, Lucas Crane, Jim Xentos, Knull, Ben Butler and Mousepad, Colin Black, Harry Taylor (Action Beat), Stignoise, Hovatron, and others.

Besides the venue and studio the foundation also has a shop with left field music, art house movies and books about subjects related to the cultural focus of the organisation.

WORM developed the International Film Festival Rotterdam,[2] Poetry International, Incubate,[3] State-X New Forms, Museumnacht.[4]

WORM was based at the Achterhaven till 2010. In 2011 it moved to the centre of Rotterdam and is currently located in the building formerly used as the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photo Museum) at the Witte de Withstraat.

Comparable Dutch avant garde centres

References

  1. ^ http://agenda.wormweb.nl/download/studiospecs.pdf
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Wocci
  4. ^ Kultprom

External links

  • Official website of WORM

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