New Forms Festival 10: Introduction
This fall, the New Forms Festival will celebrate 10 years of curating shapes and sounds wrung from technology, while flinging onward into the future. This years festival culminates in the largest media arts exhibition of its kind in the history of Vancouver, and 4 nights of music; from September 8-18th. NFF_TEN will celebrate a decade of connecting local and international arts and modern electronic music communities, and focus on increasing global consciousness of Canadian media artists across multiple disciplines. The theme for NFF_TEN: “Traversing Electronic Narratives,” will showcase the festival’s roots over the past decade, while focusing on local artists to bring Vancouver’s voice to the world. NFF_TEN will also put a spotlight on the numerous artists and partners around Vancouver which have played a key role in the NFF’s development since its inception. For NF TEN works will look at the multiplicity of disciplines within media arts, and artists in Vancouver who have been at the forefront of these modes of production.
New Forms: History, Vision and Mandate
New Forms Media Society is a non-profit society and media arts organization founded in 2000 that nurtures and connects local and international arts, science and grassroots communities through the annual New Forms Festival.
By promoting Canadian Artists in collaboration with the international arts and technology world, the NFF facilitates multimodal art works and engages in discussion on their role in our cultural environment. Since its inception, an integral element of the NFF is the recognition of independent and groundbreaking artists; the NFF aims to showcase and increase awareness of these artists and their work within our community and beyond by promoting them within a larger milieu.
The NFF is part of a larger, international, multi-media festival movement, which explores the ever changing and evolving world of art and creates a platform for artistic growth. The society wishes to make new media art, music, film, technology base-based installation and performance accessible to a wider audience.