New Forms Festival

September is almost here and I am looking at some of the upcoming fall events in Vancouver. This one sounds very interesting:

New Forms Festival 2004, a celebration of International Media Arts.
The New Forms Festival is an annual festival forum highlighting emerging forms at the junction of art, culture and technology. This year’s theme is ‘TECHNOGRAPHY’ – a hybrid word denoting the inscriptions of culture in technology. NFF04: TECHNOGRAPHY will examine the relationship of culture and technology: how culture writes technology and how technology writes culture. It will bring together practitioners and theorists from across grassroots, gallery and academic contexts and provide platforms for conversations among the diverse voices of contemporary digital regionalism.”

It will be held in Vancouver, B. C. from October 14, 2004 until October 28, 2004. There is lots of interesting reading about the events on their website. In conjunction with the festival, several exhibitions are also being organized.

One of these is “DIGITALIS 3.5: ETHNO-TECHNO: An Exhibition of Digital Print”:

The “theme Ethno-Techno refers to the convergence of ethnology and technology, or the expression of ethnicity or ethnicities in the form of digital print. Artists are encouraged to play in their own ethnicity or in the ethnicity of other cultures. Subject matter can be related to racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background. Images submitted must have been manipulated in some way by the computer.”

Organized by the Digitalis Digital Art Society, this international exhibition of original digital prints will be on public display at the Electra building, 989 Nelson Street, and the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, B. C. from October 14, 2004 until October 28, 2004.

I was invited to submit some work for the jurying and am pleased to have one of my recent digital prints selected for this show. In fact, in the spring I wrote about one exhibition put together by Digitalis. Perhaps this is how I came to be invited to apply. It should be a very interesting and educational event!

August 30, 2004 in Art Exhibitions, Digital printmaking by Marja-Leena