VECTOR FESTIVAL (Toronto)

VECTOR FESTIVAL // JULY 11-14, 2019 Toronto
SPECULATIVE ECOLOGIES: MEDIA ART AT THE ANTHROPOCENIC PRECIPICE

FUTURE RELICS | EXHIBITION

How will post-extinction media archaeologists rediscover our lost civilisation? What will robots have to say about the last days of humanity? What possible futures are already inscribed in the technologies and digital tools we use today? Future Relics, this year’s Vector Festival flagship exhibition, presents media artists whose work offers insights and outlooks on digital culture and the environment that oscillate between the playful and the critical, the hopeful and the dystopian.

This exhibition is curated by Katie Micak and Martin Zeilinger and features works by Anna Eyler, Aksel Haagensen, Lisa Jackson, Raquel Meyers, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre + Anaïs met den Ancxt), Jeff Thompson.

Photo credits: Yuula Benivolski, courtesy of InterAccess.

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FUTURE PERFECT PERFORMANCE NIGHT

Performances by Raquel Meyers, Jenn Norton, Tasman Richardson
An international line-up of performance artists working with experimental visualization tools, archaic home computing, and immersive sound welcome you to an evening of otherworldly, post-calamity, ‘future perfect’ entertainment. Works look at scale and time from macro and micro perspectives, while contemplating how the world is adapting to us.

Photo credits: Yuula Benivolski, courtesy of InterAccess.