Created by Endless City, Forms Festival is a fully-immersive experience that is designed to activate the senses. The festival, which started yesterday and runs until this Friday, uses unique scenography to blend conversations between creative thinkers, digital art installations and music parties. Here are our four must-attend festival happenings:
#1 FORMS1: ART
Our art crush of the festival is definitely Anima by Nick Verstand: a digital sphere that interacts with your body’s movements, a hybrid of a sculpture and a mapping projection. Anima can be discovered tonight at FORMS1 at 8 p.m. at The Great Hall.
Get your ticket ($18) here
#2 The Science of Creating
Sept 29 at 6 p.m.
This must-attend talk, which is part of the the Forms Summit will feature a panel of artists, thinkers and designers. These include Dr. Irwin Adam, a creative mind who experiments with multi-sensorial food experiences, and Marcus Heckman, an artist and designer who uses video installation and new technology in public spaces.
Take a look on the full Forms Summit program
#3 FORMS2: LAUREL HALO, KARA-LIS COVERDALE, SERGIO LEVELS, JEREMY GARA, BRIGITTE BARDON’T
Sept 29 at 7:30 p.m.
The Great Hall
The immersive and creative night will bring you into an experimental sound atmosphere with five artists from Ontario and beyond. Toronto-based artist Kara-Lis Coverdale combines colourful arrangements, while Berlin artist Laurel Halo creates abstracted rhythms. Arcade Fire’s drummer, Jeremy Gara, will give festival-goers a sonic experience with a performance of organized improvisations.
Get your ticket ($15) here
#4 MAPPING NEIGHBOURHOODS IN TRANSITION: A GUIDED WALK THROUGH TORONTO’S LOWER JUNCTION
September 30 at 6 p.m.
Dundas West Station
Grab your jacket and meet Jeroen Beekman from Amsterdam, Leonieke Verhoog from Netherland and Klasien van de Zandschulp for an guided art discussion walk. Starting at Dundas West’s Lower Junction and finishing up at The Wallfower – with several key stops – the 2KM tour will be a walking conversation about the approach of time with our neighborhood, creative clustering, and street art.
More information about Forms Festival, including schedule, can be found here.