Future Fires and The Midway Present

Luminary (Expanded)

An International Arts and Technology Festival

Sat Nov 4, 2017
The Midway
7 pm - 2 am
$29.50 - $49.50
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After a sold-out festival in March, Future Fires and The Midway are back with Luminary (Expanded), featuring even more stimulating installations & performances. Local and international artists come together to create one-of-a-kind immersive environments. The human body itself serves as creator and subject as guests travel through and become part of exhibitions by world-class visual and performing artists. Wearable tech couture tracks and responds to a viewer’s gaze, percussionists create explosions of color and light, sculptures bloom and transform before our eyes, and selfies rain like confetti from the sky.

The festival includes:

• Largest-ever immersive installation of “Flow” by Maotik (Montreal) with real-time streaming of tides, winds, and earth data. (“Attendees are plunged into a 360-degree immersive universe.” - The Creators Project)

• The sold-out The Color Factory artist Tom Stayte’s “Selfie” installation • The premiere of a new neon masterwork by Meryl Pataky, whose work has been featuring in 7x7, Juxtapoz, KQED Arts, Beautiful Bizarre and more. Meryl just curated an all-female show at The Museum of Neon Art.

• Live models draped in sight-reactive, shape-changing fabric and fashion by Behnaz Farahi, whose designs have been featured in Wired, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, and elsewhere. (“Mind-bendingly futuristic and inspiring installations …” The Creators Project).

• Custom performances in the Envelop spatial audio room (“ENVELOP has already built the audio hardware and software for what may become the most high-fidelity public listening space in world.” -TechCrunch)

• Music headliner Machinedrum - electronic music’s renaissance man - performing music from his new release, Human Energy.

• Premiere of a reactive immersive environment by Osman Koc, one of the “coolest and most surprising young artists on the Asian side of Istanbul.” (BBC) • John Edmark’s strobe-enabled “Bloom” sculptures

• Performance by The Moshi Project’s hip-hop dance meets motion-capture, with Paulie Rhythms and Mikey Disko, in collaboration with coders Marpi and Can Buyukberber.

• A demonstration of SprayPrinter’s new hand-held printing technology, which can create an exact replica of any image from your phone on any surface.

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  1. The Midway
    900 Marin St., San Francisco, CA