New Forms Media Society

New Forms Media Society

February 24, 2009 11:30 ET

New Forms Media Society: Exhibition of Digital Culture; Genre-Bending Exploration Redefines "High-Art"

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2009) - Midforms 09 is a 3-day (March 5-7) Digital-Culture Festival presented by New Forms Media Society as part of the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad. Midforms curatorial design encourages audiences and artists to engage and discover the trans-disciplinary genres of new media art.

The exhibition features over 75 artists working within the digital medium including interactive installations, film, digital art, performance, robotics, music and visuals featuring:

Shell Environment: The exhibition features 14 unique PERL installations that represent a specific genre of new media art. Highlights include:

A Social History of the Ghetto Blaster - premiering at midforms this exhibit charts the history of the ghetto blaster as it relates to street culture, technology, analog nostalgia and the personal musings of collector and new media artist James Phillips who will be available for interviews.

Neograf illustrates the fast-growing genre of digital graffiti - artist Nomig and friends from The Canadian splinter of the Graffiti Research Lab create live art over the three-night festival.

Sound and Visual Series: Acclaimed electronic music producers and visual artists showcase the cutting edge in an underground dance environment. The nights include: Mosaic Sounds (Global Fusion), Techforms (Tech and Minimal) and Breaksform (Breaks and Hip-Hop).

Special Presentation: Raw Materials - collaboration between Fearless Media and SAT Montreal dissolves geographic boundaries to create shared live-VJ visuals mashing audience uploaded content and shared footage at consecutive Montreal and Vancouver shows.

Nickodemus (Turntables on the Hudson - NYC)

Soul of Man (Fingerlickin Records- UK)

Akufen (Musique Risquee - Montreal)

Myagi (Pop&Lock,Westway, and Titlefight - Vancouver)

Deepchild (Free Range and OM, Aus)

About New Forms Media Society:

New Forms Media Society exists to unite creative communities and push the boundaries of art through the digital medium.

For more information visit: http://midforms09.com/

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