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InterAccess announces Vector Festival: Glitch

July 14–24, 2022

Vector Festival 2022: Glitch is focused on the alluring, joyful, and limitless possibilities that glitch offers. The event views glitch as a necessary, protective force for disrupting the mechanisms of racism, capitalism, and patriarchy, drawing inspiration from Legacy Russell’s Glitch Feminism. Contrary to expectations, glitch transforms into a creative space for imagining new ways of existence outside of established sociopolitical operating systems as a result of its multitudinal ruptures and refusals.

This 10-day festival invites artists and audiences to join together in celebration of failure and all its potentials through a hybrid online and in-person program of exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, talks, and community events.


The opening of Machine Bodies (Is Cyborg Good or Evil?) (July 14–August 13), curated by Karina Iskandarsjah and featuring works by Xuan Ye, Madeleine Lychek, and artist collective L.A. Birdwatchers, marks the beginning of Vector Festival 2022. (Suzanne Kite, Aljumaine Gayle, Nicholas Shapiro, and Ladan Mohamed Siad).

A multisite exhibition of GIF artworks called The air we share (July 14–24) explores the geographical and social resonance of air. Works by Christina Battle, Driftnote, Dalia Hassan, Jason Isolini, Kaya Joan, Sally McKay, Geoffrey Pugen, and Laura Margaret Ramsey are displayed in storefront windows along Toronto’s Bloor Street as part of this open-air, outdoor exhibition, which is organized by Megan MacLaurin in collaboration with BIG on Bloor Festival.

As part of BIG on Bloor (July 14–August 6), attendees of InterAccess and STYLY’s augmented reality workshop will also have the exceptional opportunity to showcase their interactive digital creations to the public.


The Glitch as a Remix, a screening program examining the use of glitch aesthetics and narratives in music videos, will take place on July 15. Videos by BlackPowerBarbie / Shad, Sylvain Chausse / BADBADNOTGOOD, Jessamine Fok, The Kitsch Generation, Casey MQ, Scott Pilgrim / Cadence Weapon, and Sammy Rawal are included in this screening, which was organized by Roya DelSol.

Curated by Amanda Low, A Body as a Fault in the System, in a System of Faults (July 17) is a sizable outdoor public screening event with works by Steven Cottingham, Stephanie Deumer, and Chun Hua. Gladys Lou, Seyi Olomodosi, and Catherine Dong. This event is held in cooperation with Performing Arts Brampton and The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency in Brampton’s Garden Square (ACCIDA).


The theme of the evening showcase Another Life (July 22) featuring experimental musical performances by Erin Corbett, Myriam Bleau, and Hex-A-Decimal is gaming, identity, and future feminisms. Biblioteka Records and Sofie (Sonja) Mikhaylova are also co-presenting this event.


Artist and performer Joy will lead participants through the process of utilizing the creative code software TouchDesigner to create generative and reactive graphics for musical performances in the introductory session Psychedelia VJ: Experiments in TouchDesigner (July 16).

The session Keeping It Strange: Experimental Game Design Tools (July 18) presented by Sagan Yee will teach you how to create compact, zine-like games that can be shared with others, foster an appreciation for the indie “art tool” movement, and teach you to welcome happy accidents in the game-making process.

Learn how to launch an open-source investigation while creating a flow map and a collection of relevant satellite pictures with lecturer Sydney Hart at Mapping for Open-source Investigation on July 21.

Game and Hardware Jam

Join us for a video game and hardware jam that will be both online and in-person, held in collaboration with Hand Eye Society. Teams build video games virtually during this 48-hour collaborative event and have access to InterAccess’ studio to design alternative controllers. Jammers will get the chance to share their games and controllers with the larger Vector Festival community during a public Game & Hardware Jam Showcase on the festival’s final day (July 24).

All Vector Festival events will be offered for free or pay-what-you-can. Registration for all festival events will be released on July 4, 2022.

To learn more about our upcoming programs & to register for tickets visit

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