Vector Day One: Vector Opening Reception and Tours
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:
Thursday February 21st marks the opening of Vector 2013. All exhibitions and Vector’s pop-up shoppe will open at 12pm.
Other Worlds. (@ Interaccess)
Curated by Prosthetic Knowledge+mrghosty.
Games as procedural landscapes.
Addressing the psychogeography of imaginary worlds.
Ludacy. (@Bento Miso)
Curated by Christine Kim.
An experimental workshop/ exhibition project which takes 3 young game designers and asks them to transform their games into new media art installations.
net.works (@ Propeller)
Curated by Team Vector.
Vector’s game art survey show. This exhibition surveys the myriad of practices that fall under the umbrella of game art creative production. Video, photography, art games, textile and more.
Later in the day, join Team Vector as they celebrate the opening of the festival with a multi-venue reception. In ad hoc art crawl style, join Team Vector’s curators at each venue as they offer curatorial tours of each of the exhibitions.
The festivities begin with opening remarks at Interaccess, Electronic Media Arts Centre at 7pm. Afterwords, the tours will begin, starting with Other Worlds, the exhibition at Interaccess co-curated by Prosthetic Knowledge (Rich Oglesby) and mrghosty (skot deeming).
After the end of this tour, visitors are encouraged to follow Team Vector curators to Propeller, where Katie Micak and Clint Enns will offer a tour of the net.works survey exhibition.
From there, join Christine Kim as she explores what happens when young game makers are asked to create installation works in her Ludacy exhibition.
Then join us for drinks, have a conversation and interact with the works at any of the exhibitions.
Schedule of Events:
7pm- Opening Remarks. @ Interaccess.
7:30pm - Other Worlds curatorial tour by skot deeming.
8:20pm - net.works curatorial tours by Katie Micak and Clint Enns
9:00pm - Ludacy curatorial tour by Christine Kim.
This event is free to attend.
**Team Vector Acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council in making Vector 2013 a reality.