Folda - Festival of Live Digital Art

June 13-15, 2024

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FOLDA Festival of Live Digital Art
Presented by Spider Web Show Performance

FOLDA 2024

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SmartSmart

Adrienne Wong

Take your phone to the theatre! Join Adrienne for coffee, crafts, storytelling, and surprises. Leave your phone on.

Lucy wears a frilly dress, furry hat, and large headphones. She crosses arms across her body while moving against a black backdrop.

LUCY AI

bluemouth inc & Reimagine AI

An installation about the future of memory and the way that emerging technologies are reshaping the borders between life and death.

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HORIZON 360º

SESQUI

A visual journey across Canada, showcasing diverse cultural expressions from coast to coast to coast in hemispheric film.

Kakaow's silhouette takes a rockstar pose while flooded with rainbow coloured light from behind.

KaKaow

Kick off the seventh Festival of Live Digital Art with an electro-psychedelifunk experience by musical guest, KaKaow. 

Immersive Wilderness

Barry Bilinsky

A sneek-peek behind the scenes of a new VR performance by National Theatre School’s Indigenous Artist-in-Residence.

Mash Up

Erin Ball, Maxime Beauregard, Andrew Heule, Gaitrie Persaud-Killings, Jaideep Goray

How can digital offerings be more engaging and support folks who can’t participate in person? Mash Up is an exploration of creative access in performance art.

The StartUp

SESQUI’S 360º

Can virtual reality environments be applied to real-world spaces?Embark on a hands-on collaborative experiment inside SESQUI’s 360° dome.

Anti-Racist Hack Lab

Explore the how and why of this bias, discuss strategies for the arts to adopt in response, and conclude with our own experiment.

AI in Creative Performance

Meet with the artists from bluemouth inc behind LUCY AI, Co-Artistic Director of Guilty by Association and Director of the Acting Program at TMU, Cole Lewis, and David Rokeby, Director of The BMO Lab for Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies and AI.

Laser Talks

StartUp cohort members share their current projects and preoccupations in 15 minutes Laser Talks. 

Windrush: From Kingston to Kingston

Join Marcel Stewart for a workshop inspired by his new project, Windrush, a conversation with Oonya Kempadoo (creator of Naniki Immersive), and activities exploring identity, migration, and belonging.

PLAY: A Book Launch

Jenn Stephenson & Mariah Horner

Meet the authors of PLAY: Dramaturgies of Participation, a new book that analyzes the moments when audiences become participants.

Find out more about us

FOLDA’s programming is structured to support artists creating theatre in a digital age

Alpha

Performances in their earliest stages, ready for internal testing, but require audience feedback to spark the next stage of development.

Beta

Performances ready for public testing to refine the audience experience.

Go

Performances ready for production release. Audience input contributes to improvements and bug fixes just like your favourite ap.

Last Year’s Edition Highlights

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