To play geography like a harp, and facilitate conversations otherwise unimagined.
Geared towards creatives with an interest in experiential and performative works, VIX is an on-going online & IRL Art exchange of virtual performances with the intention of fostering intimate interactions between participating artists & viewers.
Performative works have been exhibited across platforms- including Periscope & DfbrL8r, now Mobius, Inc.
Artists are invited to perform live and virtually on Periscope. Alternatively, on Snapchat and via pre-recorded video, to address the accessibility of the medium. Participants are introduced online through website dedicated to project.
The artists don't all necessarily utilize new media techniques but feel would advance a more intergenerational, queer, & poc centered dialogue that introduce meditations on practices deeply rooted in visual performance, voyeurism, spectacle & theater.
Periscope & Snapchat's user experience would lend in experimenting w how an art festival would function without the usual necessities like physical space, common location, etc
This is an attempt to consciously extend and strengthen warm bonds over multiple bodies of water through art.
Exchange is ongoing, beginning May 5 2015
-- Nabeela Vega
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Havana, Cuba
- Berlin, Germany
- Montreal, CA
- Toronto, CA
- NewFoundland, CA
- New York, USA
- Boston, USA
- Chicago, USA
- more TBA...