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CURRENT is a multidisciplinary, intersectional, music and electronic art symposium working with women and non-binary artists in Vancouver.

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DREAM OF A NEW FUTURE

CURRENT is a multidisciplinary, intersectional, music and electronic art symposium working with women and non-binary artists in Vancouver, BC and beyond. This second iteration will take place July 25th-29th in Vancouver and will feature music and art showcases as well as workshops, panels, and youth mentorships.

The goal of this symposium is to foster and disseminate feminist content through the cross-pollination of ideas, and intergenerational knowledge sharing. By offering free, public, all ages panels and accessible workshops, we wish to cultivate growth within the local community, and create a more equal landscape within the growing Electronic Arts ecology.

>> All events are by donation.

>> Registration for film screenings recommended as capacity is limited.

>> Registration for workshops required as capacity is limited.

Click on Register at the top of the page to RSVP.

Want to get involved? Volunteer applications are open.

More information: www.currentsymposium.com

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CURRENT SYMPOSIUM 2018 LINEUP:

ART & PERFORMERS: Tygapaw (Fake Accent / NYC) | stud1nt (Discwoman, #kunq / NYC) | Maria Chavez(NYC) | Ouri (Montreal) | SWAN MEAT (PERMALNK, Bala Club, Doom Trip Records / US, DE) | Reverend Dollars (Darqness Seattle, TUF / Seattle) | Jamilah Malika (Chicago) | Soledad Muñoz | Goo (VAN / MEX) | Venetta (NuZi Collective) | Zam Zam (NuZi Collective) | Baby Blue (s.M.i.L.e) | Liliop (Intersessions) | Emma Tomic | Kyinskies | Zandi Dandizette | Contrast Collective | Nathalee Paolinelli

FILMMAKERS: Diane Obomsawin | Elle Maija Tailfeathers + Chandra Melting Tallow | Kara Blake | Kara Hornland | Michelle Latimer | Milena Salazar | Sara Wylie

ENGAGEMENT (LEADERS & INNOVATORS): Alanna Ho | Ana Rose Carrico | BWSS | Caroline Park | Cease Wyss | DAME | Gabi Dao | Girls Rock Camp | Good Night Out | Intersessions | Jen Sungshine | Karla Cruz | Kiran Bhumber | Maria Chavez | Reverend Dollars | Stud1nt | Vanessa Tam

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PROGRAM:

✔️ Wed. July 25: at Emily Carr University of Art + Design / New Media + Sound Arts

• 7:00pm Coast Salish welcoming ceremony by Cease Wyss

• 7:15pm Keynote & Presentation: Maria Chavez

• 8:00pm Performance: Abstract Turntablism by Maria Chavez

Art by Nathalee Paolinelli

✔️ Thurs. July 26: at the National Film Board Theatre and FIELD Contemporary Gallery

• 2:00pm Presentation: Pitching your project to the NFB Interactive Studio (NFB theatre)

• 2:30pm Film Screenings curated by GENA (NFB Theatre)

• 7:00pm-10:00pm Gallery Opening: Jamilah Malika & Soledad Muñoz with readings by Contrast Collective (FIELD Contemporary Gallery)

>> Capacity at the NFB Theatre is limited. We recommend reserving a seat by clicking on Register at the top of the page

✔️ Fri. July 27: at Emily Carr University of Art + Design/ New Media + Sound Arts and Red Gate Arts Society

• 1:00pm-5:00pm Workshop: Intro to Gear, with Girls Rock Camp (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)

• 6:30pm Keynote: Stud1nt (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)

• 7:00pm Panel: Intersectionality in Electronic Music & Art (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)

• 8:30pm Panel: On Producing Safer Spaces: Accountable Culture Creation (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)

• 10:00pm-4:00am Performances: Night 1 (Red Gate Arts Society)

--- Stud1nt (Discwoman, #kunq / NYC) - DJ

--- Reverend Dollars (Darqness, TUF / Seattle) - DJ

--- Venetta & Zam Zam (NuZi) - DJ

--- Baby Blue (s.M.i.L.e) - live

Visuals: Kyinskies, Zandi Dandizette

>> Workshop registration & RSVP to the Night event at Red Gate Arts Society: Click on Register at the top of the page

✔️ Sat. July 28: at Emily Carr University of Art + Design/ New Media + Sound Arts and the Warehouse at Eastside Studios

• 1:00pm-5:00pm Workshop: Intro to MaxMSP, with Kiran Bhumber (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)

• 5:00pm Presentation: Creating Social Media Content for a Global Audience with Vanessa Tam (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)

• 6:00pm Presentation: Grant Funding 101 with CreativeBC, MusicBC, and FACTOR (Emily Carr University of Art + Design)

• 9:30pm-2:30am Performances: Night 2 (Warehouse at Eastside Studios)

--- Tygapaw (Fake Accent / NYC) - DJ

--- Ouri (Montreal) - live

--- Swan Meat (permalnk/ balaclub/ doom trip / US,DE) - live

--- Goo - live

--- Liliop - DJ

Visuals: Emma Tomic, Kyinskies, Zandi Dandizette

>> Workshop registration & RSVP to the Night event at the Warehouse at Eastside Studios: Click on Register at the top of the page

✔️ Sun. July 29: at Subculture at Creative Coworkers

• 1:00pm Panel: Post-”me too”: On prevention and Support with Good Night Out and BWSS

• 2:00pm-5:00pm Workshop: Intro to DJing for women / nonbinary / LGBTQ2IA+, with Intersessions

• 5:00pm-9:00pm Workshops: Reinventing the Bechdel test; Festival diversity report card; Live music DIY tips and tricks, with Diversity: Arts Music & Entertainment (DAME)

>> Intersessions workshop registration link: https://currentxintersessions.eventbrite.ca

>> DAME workshop registration link: goo.gl/SWGoxy

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We acknowledge that CURRENT: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium is located in Vancouver on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on whose territory we work, live and play.

We thank the Province of British Columbia, City of Vancouver - Cultural Services, Creative BC, and The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) for funding this initiative.

We also thank our 2018 partners Battered Women's Support Services, Chapel Sound, Contrast Collective, Diversity: Arts Music & Entertainment, Elastic Collective Emily Carr University of Art + Design, FIELD Contemporary, GENA, Girls Rock Camp, Good Night Out Vancouver, Intersessions, Moniker Press, New Forms Media Society, the NFB, Nimbus School of Recording & Media, NuZi Collective, Sound Girls, Subculture at Creative Coworkers, TUF, the Vancouver Art Book Fair, VIVO Media Arts Centre and the Warehouse at Eastside Studios for supporting this initiative.

2018 Sponsors: Aurora, Merchant Advance, Red Bull

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Sponsorship & media inquires, ASL interpretation requests: currentsymposium@gmail.com

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