New Forms Festival 2019

This September 25-29 we are beyond excited to return with an extended program of music, art, and symposia for the 19th edition of New Forms Festival

Wed, 25

___ Film: Makino Takashi pres. with Vivo [Vivo]

___ Showcase: Daniel Menche, City & i.o., Seffrika, A.F Jones & Dave Abramson pres. with Quiet City [Red Gate]

Thu, 26

___ Workshop: Nene H, LSDXOXO, Giant Swan [Western Front]

___ Installation: Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste [Deep Blue]

___ Showcase: Purple Tape Pedigree (PTP) ft. King Vision Ultra, YATTA, Via App, Dreamcrusher, Dis Fig, Lana del Rabies [Fox Cabaret]

Fri, 27

___ Keynote Lecture: Lafawndah in Conversation w Laura Marks [Western Front]

___ Main Showcases: Giant Swan, Lafawndah, Aurora Halal, Nene H, LSDXOXO, Debit, Ciel, Scattered Purgatory, Morgan Trista & Derivatives, Family Injera, Nervous Operator pres. with Sacred Sound Club [Japanese Hall & Pace]

___ After Party: D.Tiffany, Ginger Breaker, Minimal Violence, Ziibiwan, Venetta, Overland, Chimerik pres. with Red Bull * livestream on dublab * [Open Studios]

Sat, 28

___ Workshop: Kampire, Debit, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste [Western Front]

___ Panels: Purple Tape Pedigree, Honcho, Directory LA, Public Disco [Western Front]

___ Opportunities & Networking: VJ meetup, Careers in AV production, Alternative talent agencies, & more [Western Front]

___ Main Showcases: Afrodeustche, Sherelle, House of Kenzo w Sam Rolfes, Bearcat, DJ Marcelle, Kampire, The Bastion Mews, Baby Blue, Prado, pres. with NuZi [Japanese Hall & The Pace]

___ After Party: Tommy Wright III, Debby Friday, Jade Statues, x/o, Venom–s, Endtask pres. with Red Bull & s.M.i.L.e * livestream on dublab * [Open Studios]

Sun, 29

___ Public Disco: Aaron Clark & Clark Price (Honcho), Bianca Lexis & They/Them DJ (Directory LA), Adam 2, Fake Knot [1st/Main]

* 2019 ARTISTS *

Music Performers

A.F. Jones & Dave Abramson (live) (US)

Aaron Clark (dj) (US)

Adam 2 (dj) (CA)

Afrodeutsche (dj) (UK)

Aurora Halal (live) (US)

BabyBlue (live) (CA)


Bianca Lexis (dj) (US)

Ciel (dj) (CA)

City ≠ & i.o (live) (CA)

Clark Price (dj) (US)

D. Tiffany (dj) (CA)

Daniel Menche (live) (US)


Debit (live) (MX)

Dis Fig (live) (US)

DJ Marcelle (dj) (NL)

Dreamcrusher (live) (US)

Family Injera (live) (CA)

Giant Swan (live) (UK)

Ginger Breaker(live) (CA)

House of KENZO (live) (US)

Jade Statues (live) (CA)

Kampire – DJ (dj) (UG)

King Vision Ultra / Geng (live) (US)


Lana del Rabies (live) (US)

Lsdxoxo (dj) (DE)

minimal violence (live) (CA)

Morgan Trista Young & Derivatives (live) (CA/DE)

Nene H (live) (DE)

Nervous Operator (live) (CA)

Opponent Processes (live) (CA)

Dj overland (dj) (CA)

Prado (live) (Vancouver, CA)

破地獄 Scattered Purgatory (live) (TW)

Sebastian Ruslan (dj) (CA)

Seffrika (dj) (CA)


The Bastion Mews (live) (CA)

They/Them DJ (dj) (US)

Tommy Wright, III (live) (US)

Venetta (dj) (CA)

Via App (live) (US)

x/o (live a/v) (CA)

YATTA (live) (US)

Ziibiwan (live) (CA)

Visual, installation, movement performances

100LDK (visual) (JP)

Chimerik 似不像(visual) (CA)

Dalena Tran (visual) (US)

Eli Muro (sound installation) (CA)

endtask (visual) (CA)

FakeKnot (movement) (CA)

Genki Nishida (visual) (CA/JP)

HFOUR (visual) (CA)

Hirad Sab (visual) (US)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste (sound installation) (US)

Makino Takashi (film) (JP)

Manami Sakamoto (visual) (JP)

Sam Rolfes (visual) (US)

Tangible (visual) (CA)

Toni Hall (visual) (CA)

Venom—s (visual) (CA)

Yasushi Harada (visual) (CA /JP)

Yoshiaki Nakaichi (visual) (JP)

— Partners —

THANK YOU to our sponsors & event partners: Red Bull, Sapporo, The Pace, Japanese Hall, NuZi, Sacred Sound Club, Quiet City, s.M.i.L.e, James Black Gallery, Public Disco, Tangible, HFOUR, Freeman Audio-Visual, Tom Lee

THANK YOU to our harm reduction partners at Kiaro & Good Night Out

— About —

New Forms Festival respectfully acknowledges its location on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.

New Forms is an audio-visual festival operating since the year 2000, dedicated to creating interactive events that showcase groundbreaking artists and musicians from across the world, alongside local and emerging talent.

New Forms collaborates with Vancouver-based organizations and artist collectives that are pushing the envelope in their own ways. 2019 welcomes a new team of co-directors: Lauren Goshinski (VIA Festival / Hot Mass), JS Aurelius (Ascetic House), and Ceci Corsano-Leopizzi (TUF / Discwoman).

— Thank You —

Canada Council Council for the Arts, Arts Presentation Canada, The Province of British Columbia, Creative BC and The City of Vancouver, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.