Vector Festival 2019

Vector Festival 2019

Speculative Ecologies: Media Art at the Anthropocenic Precipice

July 11-14, 2019

InterAccess is pleased to announce the full program for Vector Festival 2019. This year’s festival, Speculative Ecologies: Media Art at the Anthropocenic Precipice, highlights the emergent, critical, and experimental practices of over 30 artists from Canada and abroad. The festival program features an array of exhibitions, performances, screenings, and workshops. Venues include InterAccess, MOCA, the Ontario Science Centre, Trinity Square Video, Artscape Youngplace, Mississauga Celebration Square, Ryerson University, Electric Perfume, and Small World Music Centre.

The full program can be found at

Get your tickets and passes here
Festival Pass | $25
Single Event Tickets | $15

Key Dates

Art on the Screens: Wild Blue Yonder | Vector Festival Preview Screening
Works by Stephanie Comilang, Henning Frederik Malz, Adrienne Matheuszik, Alex McLeod, Jessie Sheng, Leslie Supnet
@Mississauga Celebration Square | July 8, 2019 | 8-10PM | FREE

Vector Festival Launch Party & Opening Reception
@InterAccess | July 11, 2019 | 7-10PM | FREE

Future Relics | Flagship Exhibition
Works by Anna Eyler, Aksel Haagensen, Lisa Jackson, Raquel Meyers, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre + Anaïs met den Ancxt), Jeff Thompson
@InterAccess | July 11-August 17, 2019 | FREE

The Great Derangement
Works by Iodine Dynamics, Brianna Lowe, Kris Pierce, Zeesy Powers
@Electric Perfume | July 11-14, 2019 | 12-5PM | FREE

Local Host: Post-Human Media Arts | Online Exhibition
Works by John Ayliff, Matt DesLauriers, Droqen, Nick Montfort, Vera Sebert
Online at | July 11-14, 2019 | FREE

African Space Dream
Work by Milumbe Haimbe
@Ontario Science Centre | July 11-14, 2019 | FREE for festival passholders

Bot in the Woods
GIF by Sarah Imrisek
@InterAccess | July 11-14, 2019 | 8PM-8AM | FREE

GIF by Lorna Mills
@Trinity Square Video Vitrine | July 11-14, 2019 | 10AM-7PM | FREE

Canadian Abstracts
GIF by Jordan Shaw
@Artscape Youngplace | July 11-14, 2019 | 8AM-9PM | FREE

Future Perfect Performance Night
Performances by Raquel Meyers, Jenn Norton, Tasman Richardson
@Small World Music Centre | July 12, 2019 | 8-10PM | $15

Intro to 3D Modeling: Digital Sculpting with Rhino
Workshop by Jaimie Howard
@InterAccess | July 13, 2019 | 1-4PM | $45 passholders / $60 regular

Eschatological Autopsy: The Act of Seeing the End of the World with One’s Own Eyes
Works by Anxious to Make (Liat Berdugo + Emily Martinez), Christina Battle, Thirza Cuthand, John Greyson, Geoffrey Pugen, Claire Scherzinger, Tom Sherman
Curated by Shahbaz Khayambashi
@Ryerson University School of Image Arts | July 13, 2019 | 8-10PM | $15

Bio-Sonification: Non-Human Collaboration
Workshop by Tosca Terán
@MOCA | July 14, 2019 | 1-4PM | FREE

Vector Festival Closing Reception
@Electric Perfume | July 14, 2019 | 6-7PM | FREE

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For media inquiries, publicity images, or further information contact:
Megan MacLaurin, Programming Coordinator, InterAccess

About the Curators

Katie Micak is an artist, curator, and researcher, whose work includes video and performance art practices, collaborative design, and an investigation of the integration of chatbots/robots into physical environments. Micak is a founding member of Vector. She holds an MFA from Syracuse University in Transmedia Studies, and is a recent MA graduate from OCADU’s Digital Futures Program. Micak is also an educator in new media art practices. She has served as the Gallery Director of Spark Contemporary in Syracuse, NY and Propeller in Toronto, and was the Digital Media Department Manager at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
@KatieMicak /

Martin Zeilinger is a new media researcher, curator, and practitioner based in London, UK, where he works as Senior Lecturer in Media at Anglia Ruskin University. He has been the co-curator of Vector Festival since 2014. Zeilinger’s work on appropriation-based creative practices, digital art, financial technologies, and theories of cultural ownership has been published, screened, and exhibited widely. Current projects include ‘MoneyLab#4’ (London, UK, 2018; on contemporary art and financial activism) and ‘Rethinking Affordance’ (Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, 2018; on digital art and design theory).
@mrtnzlngr /

Shahbaz Khayambashi is a Toronto-based academic, teacher and curator, currently working towards a PhD at York University. His research deals with visual representations of death and the use of images in political movements. He has curated several shows in Toronto across the last few years, independently and as a member of Pleasure Dome, Citizens Committee on Moral Hygiene and Monster Mash. His writing has been published in the Journal of Radio and Audio Media and Pressed.

Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. The festival was founded in 2013 as the “Vector Game Art & New Media Festival” by an independent group of artists and curators: Skot Deeming, Clint Enns, Christine Kim, and Katie Micak, who were later joined by Diana Poulsen and Martin Zeilinger.

Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.

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Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday, 11–6
Open until 8 each Wednesday

Vector Festival is generously supported by the following sponsors and funders:

Funders | The Government of Canada, Canada Council For The Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council

Bronze Sponsors | York University Computational Arts

Presenting Partners | City of Mississauga, MOCA, Ontario Science Centre, Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Pleasure Dome, Electric Perfume, Trinity Square Video, Artscape Youngplace

Media Partners | BlackFlash Magazine, BlogTO