Music, art and technology collide at free Fort Mason festival 

click to enlarge A rendition of United Visual Artists + Scanner's "Origin," a striking 40-foot by 40-foot audiovisual cubic sculpture will be featured at The Creators Project at Fort Mason in San Francisco this weekend. - PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMES MEDCRAFT
  • Photo courtesy of James Medcraft
  • A rendition of United Visual Artists + Scanner's "Origin," a striking 40-foot by 40-foot audiovisual cubic sculpture will be featured at The Creators Project at Fort Mason in San Francisco this weekend.

The Creators Project is coming to San Francisco for the very first time.

Organizers will be transforming Fort Mason into a tremendous two-day art, technology and music festival this weekend that is free with RSVP.

"San Francisco has a spirit of tech innovation and cutting-edge creativity that mirrors exactly what The Creators Project celebrates," says Dave Haroldsen, Intel's Creative Director for The Creators Project.

"You look around and there are so many phenomenal artists coming out of this area," says Hosi Simon, general manager of Vice. "With this weekend's event, we'll plant our flag here and start the dialogue."

Featuring live performances, multimedia installations, film screenings and panels, The Creators Project aims to support and empower artists through creativity and innovation.

Headlining the music portion of the event are the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and Squarepusher.

Additional musical acts include The Antlers, Health, Zola Jesus, Shabazz Palaces, New Pants with Feng Menbgo's Bruce Lee VJ Project, The Hundred in the Hands and Teen Daze.

A number of global artworks and installations will be showcased. Highlights are a rendition of United Visual Artists + Scanner's "Origin," a striking 40-foot by 40-foot audiovisual cubic sculpture; an interactive installation by Chris Milk titled, “Our 3 Stages of Flight”; and Barney Clay and Mick Rock’s reinvention of David Bowie performing “Life On Mars.”

Interactive creative workshops, panel discussions, and film screenings from the best in art, digital media, film, and technology will also be avalibale at the San Francisco 2012 Creators Project.

Highlighting the creative intersection between music, art, and tech, The Creators Project weaves three hot topics in the Bay Area - making S.F. the perfect backdrop for the fete.

To RSVP to the San Francisco 2012 Creators Project event, go to http://thecreatorsproject.com/rsvp/sf.

"It should be a pretty cool meeting of minds," says John Rothenberg of Sosolimited.

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Live music performances

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • James Murphy (DJ set)
  • Squarepusher
  • The Antlers
  • Health
  • Zola Jesus
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • New Pants w/ Feng Mengbo's Bruce Lee VJ Project The Hundred in the Hands Teen Daze and Special Guests

Original multimedia artworks

  • United Visual Artists – “Origin”
  • David Bowie + Mick Rock + Barney Clay – “Life on Mars Revisited”
  • Chris Milk – “Our 3 Stages of Flight”
  • Minha Yang – “Meditation”
  • Mira Calix & Flat-e – “My Secret Heart”
  • SuperUber – “OctoCloud”
  • Quayola – “Strata #4”
  • SosoLimited – “Overscan”
  • Casey Reas – “Process 16 (Software 3)”
  • Zigelbaum + Coelho – “Six-Forty by Four-Eighty”
  • Rafael Rozendaal - Selected Works
  • Mark Essen - Selected Works
  • Art Hack SF Winners: “Audio ShaderToy,” “soundQuake,” “Partyline”
  • Social Print Studios + Intel Labs
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