Refraction Festival is a two week online event celebrating internet culture, electronic music, visual art and fashion and combines audio and visual displays and sets. Set up by the founders of the New Forms Festival in Vancouver, Refraction can be accessed online, with free passes available via dice fm. Instead of ticket sales, visitors are invited to donate money to Color of Change, Primary Colours, The Okra Project, Afrotectopia and The Bail Project.
Refraction x Well Now WTF is a partnership with the online exhibition Well Now WTF, which has presented a series of online exhibitions - with a focus on GIF art - during 2020. This section of the festival features work by Peter Burr, Terrell Davis, D0n.xyz, Emilie Gervais, Anneli Goeller, Lilly Handley, Haydirocket, Shawné Michaelain Holloway, Janet40, Rita Jiménez, Hyo Myoung Kim, Tyler Kline, Mark Klink, Eltons Kuns, Andres Manniste, Molly Erin Mccarthy, Jillian Mcdonald, Alex McLeod, Lajuné Mcmillian, Hannah Neckel, Chiara Passa, Casey Reas, Antonio Roberts, Olivia Ross, Surabhi Saraf, Rick Silva, Travess Smalley, Daniel Temkin, Theo Triantafyllidis and Rodell Warner.
Harddiskmuseum and Generate Arts presents a group show featuring Sandra Araújo, Domenico Barra, Snow Yunxue Fu, Emilie Gervais and Haydiroket.
The festival also features a programme of music performances featuring Akiko Nakayama, Amazondotcom, Channel Tres Ciel w/ Sandro S. Petrillo, Gonno + Genki Nishida, DJ Sodeyama + Manami Sakamoto, D Tiffany and Roza Terenzi, Daniel Rincón (Isla Records), DJ Stingray, Dreamcastmoe, Grey 93, Ana B, Blackman, Maria Yurko, Social Purposes, Hieroglyphic Being, Hitmakerchinx, Kes Lake w/ Lorna Mills, Marcellus Pittman w/ Clips Co-op, Mathew Jonson, Mood Hut A-V, MoMa Ready, Muqata'a, Nyege Nyege Tapes - Dj Diaki, Ecko Bazz, Mc Yallah, Afrorack, Rey Sapienz & Fresh Dougis , HHY & The Kampala Unit and Dj Duke, object blue w/ Natalia Podgórska, Omar-S, Pacific Rhythm w/ Deep Gnome, Regularfantasy, Reptant, Robert Gallardo, Sapphire Slows, Seance Centre, Tawiah + Myrrh, The 83rd, Venetta and Yu Su.
The event programme is available on the festival website and Facebook page.
Top Image: Snow Yunxue Fu.