Vector Festival 2018
Curated by Katie Micak and Martin Zeilinger
July 12 - 16, 2018

InterAccess, 918 Bathurst, 401 Richmond St. W., AGO
Role: Coordinator

Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. The 2017 Festival took place July 13- 16, 2017 across multiple venues in Toronto including Artscape Youngplace, Electric Perfume, Celebration Square Mississauga, Loop Hole Gallery, Black Cat Artspace, and InterAccess.

Vector Festival 2018
With a focus on the diverse and varied ways in which media art engages with the births, deaths, pasts, and futures of the digital, Born Digital asks how translations and interjections of bodies between physical and digital spaces inform relationships with others, the machine, and the self. What might it mean to witness the birth of a new technology, or to be ‘born digital’? How does the term ‘digital native’ function in relation to this? How do artists adopt, advance, hack, or dismantle digital technologies to critically reflect on their meanings and implications? How does analogue detritus live on in the digital? What comes after the digital, how do post-humanist, post-digital, and post-Internet artistic perspectives inflect these questions?

Full Festival Program

Vector Festival Launch Party and Exhibition Opening Reception
@InterAccess | July 12th 2018 | 7pm – 10pm | FREE

Born Digital | Exhibition
Works by Adam Basanta, A.M. Darke, Joseph DeLappe, Judith Doyle, Ann Hirsch, Chris Kerich, Lu Yang
@InterAccess | July 12th – August 18th 2018 | FREE

Ecstasy//Normal 002 | Window Installation
Work by Tobias Williams
@The Brandscape | July 12th – July 16th 2018 | 24 HOURS | FREE

Inner Workings | Performance
Performances by Adam Basanta, micha cárdenas, Afaq Ahmed Karadia + Adam Tindale
@918 Bathurst | July 13th 2018 | 9pm – 11pm | $15

Local Host 2018: Sub/Hyper/Text | Online Exhibition
Works by Sarah Friend, Dina Kelberman, Timo Kahlen, Amanda Low, Soo Jin Rho
Online at vectorfestival.org | July 12th – August 18th 2018 | FREE

Intro to Reality Capture for Virtual Places | Workshop
Led by Hector Centeno
@InterAccess | July 14th 2018 | 11am – 4pm | $80 regular | $60 passholders

Performance Panel: Inner Workings | Panel
In conversation with micha cárdenas, Afaq Ahmed Karadia, Nadine Lessio, Adam Tindale
@401 Richmond St. West, Suite 440 | July 14th 2018 | 4pm – 5pm | FREE

Words Before All Else: Oral Histories in the Digital Age | Screening
Works by Zacharias Kunuk, Mary Kunuk, Zack Khalil + Adam Shingwak Khalil, LaPensée, Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Elizabeth, Skawennati, Doug Smarch Jr.
@Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario | July 14th 2018 | 7pm – 9pm | FREE

Vector Festival Artist Talks and Closing Reception
Featured artists include Judith Doyle, Chris Kerich, Amanda Low, Tobias Williams
@InterAccess | July 15th 2018 | 3pm – 5pm | FREE

Art on the Screens | Screening
Works by David Blandy, Susanna Flock, Clive Holden, Nadine Lessio
@Celebration Square, Mississauga | July 16th 2018 | 8pm – 10pm | FREE

For more information visit: vectorfestival.org
Documentation photos by Yuula Benivolski.