New Forms Festival 2011: Public domain

  • Date: September 5, 2011
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Venue: The Waldorf Hotel

Theme: Public domain

Line-Up: Deadbeat, Danuel Tate & Tyger Dhula, Evy Jane, Filip Gorecki, Jamie McCue, Josh Stevenson, Lief Hall, Magneticring, Marcellus Pittman, Mike Slott, Nautiluss, No Gold, Ookpikk, Scant Intone, SeekersInternational, Shlohmo, Specter, Strangeloop, Sun Araw Band, Superisk, Take, Teen Daze, A Tribe Called Red, V.Vecker Ensemble, Vincent Parker.

Venue: The Waldorf Hotel

For the second straight year, performances and installations were held in the same space, this time at the trendy, tiki themed Waldorf Hotel. There were installations in the hotel rooms, electronic music artists in the 3 performance spaces, and projections and video mapping on the facade of the building. Mark Hosler of Negativland provided an installation at the hotel, as well as hosting an ARO panel. A recording booth was set up in the lobby and traveled throughout the festival to capture perspectives on the identity of Vancouver and how it has shaped its residents, the results of which became a time capsule for the next 125 years of Vancouver.

Major music happenings include a set by A Tribe Called Red, before they were nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and one of the first appearances of Sweatson Klank after changing his name from Take.