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Vector Festival 2017
Pattern Recognition: Five Years of Vector

July 13th – July 16th 2017


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 that include Artscape Youngplace, Electric Perfume, Black Cat Artspace, Celebration Square, Loop Hole Gallery, and InterAccess. This year’s festival is curated by Skot Deeming and Martin Zeilinger.

The full program can be found at vectorfestival.org.


Key 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 | Panel
@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 | Exhibition
@Loop Hole Gallery | July 1st – July 31st 2017 | Dusk till Dawn | FREE

Art on the Screens | Screening
With works by Jan Swinburne and Robert Seidel
@Celebration Square Mississauga | July 24th 2017 | 8pm – 10pm | FREE


Get Tickets here
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, Christine 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)


About InterAccess

Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 11-6
Open until 8pm each Wednesday

Join the Conversation
facebook.com/VectorFestivalTO
twitter.com/VectorFestival
instagram.com/interaccessto

For media inquiries, publicity images, and more information contact:
Shauna Jean Doherty, Programming Coordinator
416-532-0597 ext. 21
art@interaccess.org


Vector Festival is generously supported by the following sponsors and funders:
Bronze Sponsors | York University’s Digital Media Program, Equitable Bank, Goethe-Institut
Presenting Partners | Artscape Youngplace, Black Cat Artspace, Electric Perfume, Loop Hole Gallery, The City of Mississauga
Supporting Sponsors | Jimmy’s Coffee, Ace Hill Brewery. Oyster Boy, Café Neon
Community Partners | Toronto Tool Library, HackLab, Ryerson University, 3M, Sketch


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