Pattern Recognition: Five Years of Vector
InterAccess is pleased to announce the full program for Vector Festival 2017, showcasing emergent, critical, and experimental new media from July 13th – July 16th 2017.
This year’s festival entitled, Pattern Recognition: Five Years of Vector features 27 pioneering new media artists from Canada and abroad and includes a multitude of performances, screenings, and workshops at sites across Toronto. This year’s festival is curated by Skot Deeming and Martin Zeilinger.
The full program can be found at vectorfestival.org.
Key Festival Dates
Day Zero: Voight-Kampff | Pre-Festival Social and Screening
@Electric Perfume | July 12th 2017 | 8pm – 11pm | PWYC
Vector Festival Launch Party and Exhibition Opening Reception
@InterAccess | July 13th 2017 | 7pm – 10pm | FREE
Pattern Recognition | Exhibition
With works by Ben Bogart, Henry Driver, Samantha Fickel, Molleindustria, and Jordan Shaw
@InterAccess | July 14th – August 12th 2017 | FREE
Execute! From Scene to Screen | Screening
@Artscape Youngplace | July 14th 2017 | 9pm – 11pm | $15
Signal / Space | Performance
With performances by foci + loci, Tasman Richardson, and Gabe Knox + Daniel Zabawa
@Artscape Youngplace | July 15th 2017 | 8pm – 11pm | $15
Making Virtual Instruments | Workshop
Led by New York based duo foci + loci
@InterAccess | July 15th 2017 | 11am – 3pm | $45 regular | $35 passholders
Performance Panel: Signal / Space
@InterAccess | July 16th 2017 | 2pm – 4pm | FREE
Local Host | Online Exhibition
With works by Hannah Epstein, Zev Farber, Alex Myers, Jasmeet Sidhu, Tanja Vujinović, and Sagan Yee
vectorfestival.org | July 13th – August 12th 2017
Local Host IRL | Exhibition
@Black Cat Artspace | July 13th – July 16th 2017 | 12pm – 6pm | FREE
Elders by Alex Myers at Loop Hole Gallery
@Loop Hole Gallery | July 1st – July 31st 2017 | Dusk till Dawn | FREE
Art on the Screens | Screening
@Celebration Square Mississauga | July 24th 2017 | 8pm – 10pm | FREE
Get Tickets at vectorfestival.org
Festival pass | $25
Individual events | $15
Workshop | $45 regular | $35 passholders
About Vector Festival
Vector Festival showcases emergent, critical, and experimental new media art across a series of events, including exhibitions, performances, workshops, and screenings.
Vector Festival was founded in 2013 by a revolving collective of curators artists and scholars. Foundational members (2013-2015) include Skot Deeming, Clint Enns, kris kim, Katie Micak, Diana Poulsen, and Martin Zeilinger.
About The Curators
Skot Deeming is an artist, curator and scholar, whose work spans the spectrum of new media art practice from broadcast media to computational art, experimental videogames, and game art. Deeming is the founder and co-curator of Vector Festival, and currently resides in Montreal where he is a doctoral candidate in the Individualized Program, and a graduate researcher at the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University. (mrghosty.com)
Martin Zeilinger is a new media researcher, curator, and practitioner, with interests in appropriation art, creative computation, live coding, and theories of cultural ownership. He is currently a Fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart/Germany, with a project on algorithmic authorship. Aside from teaching as a Lecturer in Media at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge/UK, Martin is also co-convener of the Digital Art Research Group (DARG) at Cambridge University, and co-organizer of the MoneyLab#4 symposium in London. (@mrtnzlngr / marjz.net)
Promotional design by: Material Objects
Image: Simulate To Sell by Henry Driver (2016)
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