Toronto has no shortage of digital conferences, and festivals like Gamercamp have provided a much needed forum for the celebration of gaming culture, but with Vector: Game + Art Convergence, Hogtown will get their first festival dedicated to the exploration of video game Art, that is to say works that critically address the politics, technologies, representations and aesthetics of video games (rather then strictly video games themselves).

Co-founded and co-curated by mr. ghosty (aka skot deeming), who participated in TIFF Nexus’ Youth New Media Literacy Jam, along with a , the festival intends to showcase a diverse range of artists working within many creative contexts and has already for their inaugural 2013 edition, February 21st – 24th.

However, they’re also casting a net in search of more works to add to the roster, and are holding an open call for entries that will run until Dec. 10th. Submissions can range from:

  • Works for survey exhibition on Game Art (print, textile, sculpture, video, new media, etc)
  • Written and print works for the Vector Annual (Catalogue and Journal)
  • Film/ Video for our screening series
  • Performance
  • Artist multiples for Pop-Up shop

For submission Guidelines and Forms, please visit the . All artists will be notified of the submission committee’s final decision in the first week of January 2013. So get coding, hacking, writing, fabricating, designing, etc.!


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