Vector Day Three: Exhibitions. Workshops. Screenings. Panels. Performances. Socials. Pop-Up Arcade.
A not-for-profit initiative dedicated to showcasing contemporary game based artworks, Vector: Game + Art Convergence will be running at four venues over five days from Feb 20th-24th, in Queen West and Kensington in Toronto. Over these five days, Vector will feature exhibitions, screenings, workshops, performances and round table discussions, all with the intent of creating a critical dialogue about the medium of games and its expressive potential as a contemporary art practice.
More information about our full programme can be found here:
Tickets and Passes for Vector can be purchased here:
1pm-8pm. Exhibitions and pop up shop open. (Exhibitions are free to attend throughout the festival)
(Interaccess, Propeller, Bento Miso)
10am-2pm. Video Screening. Bonus Level 1: SUPERCADE!!!(@Bento Miso). (ticketed, $5)
A special screening of animation, commercials and other ephemera from the history of game culture’s intersection with broadcast television. We invite you to bring your children and your inner-child to spend Saturday morning eating sugar cereals and watching classic cartoons inspired by your favourite video games.
Board Game Remix Jam. (@Bento Miso). (ticketed, $15)
Led by William Robinson and Alison Pattern.
4 teams will take classic boardgames and remix them to create new games.
(limited to 20 participants - 4 teams of 5).
ChipJam (@Interaccess). (ticketed, $15)
Led by Jeff Alynak (Jefftheworld), Roger Bongers (.EXE) and Pete O’hearn (bossfyte).
Create music, noise and sound art using a variety of video game technologies.
(limited to 10 participants)
3pm-5pm. Panel Discussion:
Feminism in Games + Game Art (@Bento Miso). (free)
Moderated by Alison Harvey.
Panelists: Cecily Carver, PartyTime!Hexcellent! (Rachel Weil), Cindy Poremba, Sanda Danilovic, Emma Westecott
A conversation centered around feminist practices in both game based and game art based production.
5pm-7pm. Dames Making Games February Social and feb-fatale arcade. (@Bento Miso) (free)
Following the feminist round table discussion, promotional sponsors Dames Making Games will be hosting their February Social, which will feature an Arcade consisting of games made during their feb-fatale game jam, featuring feminist games with a noir twist!
8pm. Film/Video Screening: Awaiting the End of the Beginning (@ Propeller) (ticketed, $5)
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Exploring the competitive nature of video games and the desire for simulated violence.
10pm. Engines of Performance: (@Interacccess). (ticketed, $10)
featuring Toca Loca’s Halo Ballet, and NYC’s Foci+Loci.
Game engines as tools for live performance. Toca Loca will be performing their Halo Ballet (a live choreographed ballet performance in Halo, featuring a live musical score). Foci+Loci creates live electro-acoustic sound pieces using custom game levels built in Sony’s LittleBigPlanet. Surprise guests may also be performing!
**Team Vector Acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council in making Vector 2013 a reality.