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NEW FORMS 14


Contemporary Art & Music Festival   September 18 - 21 at Science World

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NEW FORMS 14


Contemporary Art & Music Festival   September 18 - 21 at Science World

Introduction

Hosted by the New Forms Society and currently in its 14th year, the New Forms Festival bridges art and music in an interdisciplinary platform that includes performances, screenings, exhibitions, talks and installations by a wide range of both national and international artists.  Taking place in Science World's iconic geodesic dome, this years festival (NFF14) will commence with presentations from Morton Subotnick (co-founder of the San Francisco Tape Music Center), Stan VanDerBeek's Movie-Drome (1963-66), and a lecture from Gerd Stern of the media art collective USCO.  In the 1960s, at the cusp of a new digital age, artists like these developed the potential for new media to shift the trad limits of production and display.  In giving way to more experiential forms of artistic production, their efforts, or the effect of these efforts is apparent in the fluidity between the disciplines of music, design, art, technology, and industry.

As a platform for media art and new genres of music, NFF14 will showcase such creative collaborations as those from producer Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) and multimedia artist Nate Boyce; visual arts collective Antivj and Mexican electronica artist, Murcof; rapper Young Braised and media/textile artist Soledad Muñoz; and the pairing of Jonny Østrem's animation work with musical acts from Visionist, Deebs, and Scratcha DVA amongst others.  Performances from musicians such as Hieroglyphic Being, Dynamo Dreesen, Bochum Welt, Finn Johannsen, and Inga Copeland, will take place alongside large scale projections by the online collective Wallpapers (featuring artists Brenna Murphy, Krist Wood, Laura Brothers, Lorna Mills, Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon, Sylvain Sailly, Rollin Leonard and Rick Silva); and New York artist Kevin Beasley will engage with the festival format, and immerse himself in an off-stage performance and sound installation.  The aim of identifying these recent and current artists with some of their major precedents is not to further historicize the past to give added meaning to the present – like the current state of medium specificity, the separation between the contemporary and historical seems to be just as ambiguous where artists such as Subotnick continue to perform and explore new mediums, while contemporary artists like Sarah Davachi, and Richard Smith (performing as Davachi / Smith at NFF14), or Jeremy Schmidt (Sinoia Caves) revive "antiquated" modes of music production.  Rather, the festival seeks a meeting point in which the contemporary can be critiqued over a broad spectrum of time, where the comparison and contrast of differences and similarities might shed greater insight into the important question of what's next, or where we are headed.

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ARTISTS


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ARTISTS


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Adam Marshall

ARCA + Total Freedom w/ Jesse Kanda

Bochum Welt

Chimerik似不像

Clinker

Cloudface

Cuthead

DāM-FunK

Davachi / Smith

Deebs

DJ Earl

DJ Fett Burger

DJ Sotofett

Dresvn

Dynamo Dreesen

Finn Johannsen

Helena Hauff

 

Hieroglyphic Being

Inga Copeland

Jacob Korn

Jared Wilson

Jesse Bru

Jonny Østrem

Kevin Beasley

Krist Wood

Laura Brothers

Lnrdcroy

Lorna Mills

Madlib [postponed]

Mirage Inc.

Morton Subotnick 

Murcof + Simon Geilfus [Antivj]

Nicolas Sassoon

Oneohtrix Point Never + Nate Boyce

Pepé

Rick Silva

Rollin Leonard

Sara Ludy

Scratcha DVA

Sinoia Caves

Soledad Moz

Stan VanDerBeek

SVN

Sylvain Sailly

USCO

Visionist

Wen

Young Braised

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TICKETS


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TICKETS


Tickets can be purchased here


Alternatively,
physical tickets for single events can be purchased at
Red Cat Records
4332 Main St.