New Forms Festival 11: Introduction
New Forms enters its 11th year this fall by redefining yet another space in Vancouver through media arts. The festival will run from Sept 9-11, 2011, taking place at the Waldorf hotel. Focusing on concepts around the theme of ‘Public Domain’, the festival will feature installations in the hotel rooms, electronic music artists in the 3 performance spaces, and projections and video mapping on the facade of the building. For further details please return to the site as we continually make updates with the ongoing addition of new artists, installations and information.
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.