The first day of the event will be kicking off Feb 1 alongside First Friday’s in the Exchange and will be the destination of choice for experimental audiovisual art and electronic music lovers all weekend long.
Artists will be travelling in from around the World and Canada, (as well as a host of Winnipeg locals) to perform over the 3 day event. With live performances, workshops, visual installations, teachings, and interactive happenings, Forthwith wanders through industrialized landscapes transformed with digital re-mapping and amongst post-digital artifacts and retro media.
Forthwith daytime programming centres on sound and visual art performances and installations mediated through technology and/or materials. Daytime workshops and artist talks bring the audience and artists together to encourage learning and discussion. Daytime programming varies from the sounds of Montreal based turntable pioneer Martin Tétrault to Dutch guitar composer Bram Stadhouders and visual installations from Toronto artist Layne Hinton and Winnipeg’s Scott Fitzpatrick. Evening programming transitions into a showcase of electronic music and dance with Friday night featuring Greenlandic electronic producer UYARAKQ and hypnotic acid house from Montreal based softcoresoft. Saturday evening brings together electronic acts through the dark minimal techno of Berlin-based Canadian-raised HUREN and Norwegian industrial techno duo CVK in a warehouse setting. Sunday daytime features a relaxed programming with brunch and electronics in Forth’s main floor.
The third edition of Forthwith draws strongly from the northern regions with Greenlandic Inuit electronic music producer and DJ UYARAKQ, Inuit vocalist/performer Miké Thomsen, Norwegian techno duo CVK and the Whitehorse based hiphop duo Local Boy.
Who is it for?
Tickets : $40
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: February 1 – 3, 2019
Main Festival location for concerts, visual arts & food: Forth, 171 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg
Location for music/producer workshops: Studio 393, 393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
Public transport accessible