Line-up /Friday, September 9 (evening)
Mister Saturday Night, Mike Slott, Take, Jeremy “Ayro” Ellis, Nautilluss, Seekerinternational, Filip Gorecki, Evy Jane, Cloudface, Thomas Aston, Humans, Andy Dixon, Magneticing, Ookpikk (Okpk), Strangeloop (VJ set), Simon Redkop (visuals), Resorts.
Saturday, September 10 (evening)
Marcellus Pittman, Specter, A Tribe Called red, Shlohmo, Superisk, Jamie McCue (Silent Season), MT-40, Flash Palace, Teen Daze, The MAKEOVER, Fine Mist, Scant Intone, Vincent Parker, Lief Hall (installation).
Sunday, September 11 (daytime / outdoor)
Sun Araw Band, Danuel Tate & tiger dhula, Deadbeat, No Gold, V.Vecker Ensemble
New Forms enters its 11th year this fall by redefining yet another space in Vancouver through media arts. The festival runs from Sept 9-11, 2011 at the venerable Waldorf Hotel on East Hastings Street. Utilizing the entire hotel premises, the festival will act as a creative hub; a laboratory for exploration and discovery. Focusing on concepts around the theme of ‘Public Domain’, the festival features electronic music artists in 3 performance spaces, installations, exhibitions and discussions in hotel rooms and projections and video mapping on the facade of the hotel building.
Over 35 local, national and international music artists perform at New Forms starting on Friday night (Sept. 9), Saturday night (Sept. 10) in the Waldorf Hotel, as well as outdoors during the daytime on Sunday (Sept. 11). From the beats of avant-hop artist Shlohmo to Okpk’s (Ookpikk) edgy fusion of live improvisation and electronic manipulation to VJ Strangeloops hyper-sensory experience, the festival presents a stunning range of sounds, rhythms, movement, visuals and experiences. Other artists include Mister Saturday Night, Mike Slott, Take, Magneticing, Marcellus Pittman, Specter, Superisk, Jamie McCue (Silent Season), Jeremy Ellis, Sun Araw Band and more. See below for full list of performances and artists.
Throughout the festival, performances, video projects, workshops and installations will take place in the hotel rooms, various bars, spaces, hallways, outer walls and the back parking lot. ‘Public Domain’ builds on the idea of temporal and spatial transformation, and that of creative commons. Thought-provoking, informative, interactive and participatory, ground-breaking - the exhibitions and installations explore issues of surveillance, privacy, copyright, the Group of Seven and the role of art and the artist (to name a few). A special festival feature: the issue of copyright will be explored in a dance performance by Plastic Orchid Factory, followed by a discussion on Sept. 8 at W2 / SFU Woodwards, and in two panel discussions on Sept. 10 at the Waldorf Hotel.