ART

What began sixteen years ago as visual backdrop is now an integral part of every aspect of the fest; art forms one of the key pillars of our creative program. This year, you’ll find esoteric and straightforward interpretations of the
Stranger <-> Host concept throughout (in addition to a healthy dose of familiar standbys). These artists have embraced the gamut of available media — on one end of the spectrum, we’ve got some of the earliest human techniques, such as weaving and painting; on the other, computer programmers have built complex matrices and video artists toiled to create new worlds; with steel, wood, and recycled plastic structures in between.