VIA 2016 SCHEDULE

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Thursday, October 6 Event LocationOrganizer
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm HAPPY HOUR: VIA & Weird Reality
Re-charge, grab dinner from the Whitfield, mingle with artists and attendees from Weird Reality conference & VIA Festival before tonight's main showcase in Ace Gymnasium.
Ace Hotel LobbyCMU Studio for Creative Inquiry, VIA
6:00 pm - 2:00 am EXHIBIT: Weird Reality VR Salon
Try out 15+ projects on Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive, Playstation VR, and Google Cardboard, by national and international artists.
Ace Hotel BallroomCMU Studio for Creative Inquiry, VIA
9:00 pm - 1:00 am MAIN SHOWCASE: Chino Amobi, Rabit, Seth Graham
An evening of expansive, deconstructed, inverted club sounds co-presented with label / record shop Experimedia.
Ace Hotel GymnasiumExperimedia, VIA
Friday, October 7 Event LocationOrganizer
11:00 am - 2:00 am EXHIBIT: Weird Reality VR Salon
Try out 15+ projects on Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive, Playstation VR, and Google Cardboard, by national and international artists.
Ace Hotel BallroomCMU Studio for Creative Inquiry, VIA
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MASTER CLASS: FlucT
90min master class workshop with Brooklyn performance duo Fluct, who use their bodies to investigate the systems controlling us—and invite us to join in.
Alloy StudiosAfronaut(A), VIA
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm HAPPY HOUR: VIA & Weird Reality
Re-charge, grab dinner from the Whitfield, mingle with artists and attendees from Weird Reality conference & VIA Festival before tonight's main showcase in Ace Gymnasium.
Ace Hotel LobbyCMU Studio for Creative Inquiry, VIA
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PERFORMANCE: FlucT, Lisa E Harris
Back to back performances by Brooklyn performance art duo FLUCT who use their bodies to investigate the systems controlling us—and invite us to join in. And Texas-based Lisa E. Harris, recognized by the Huffington Post as “One of Fourteen Artists that are Transforming Opera".
Alloy StudiosAfronaut(A), VIA
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm MUSIC SHOWCASE: A Robotic Anatidae
Your chance for abrasive technical entertainment. Local and touring guests providing a variety of sonic voyeurism for your enjoyment. Guest curated by Kevin Bednar & Jonathan Hodges.
RobotoVIA
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EXHIBIT: Bunker Projects Resident Artist
New work by Bunker Projects' fall resident artist Nicholas Sardo who constructs mixed media installations and sculptures.
Bunker ProjectsBunker Projects, VIA
6:00 pm - 12:00 am EXHIBIT: Exquisite Donut
Extending "The Exquisite Corpse" into the digital world, the "Exquisite Donut" prompts artists to re-create the surrealist drawing game using code.
East Side BondPittsburgh New Media Meetup, VIA
9:00 pm - 2:00 am MAIN SHOWCASE: ESG, Empress Of, Negative Gemini, Ghost Cop, Ginger Brooks Takahashi
One hell of a Friday night with post-punk legends ESG and rising stars across hybrid pop music.
Ace Hotel GymnasiumVIA
11:55 pm - 6:00 am AFTER PARTY: Midland, LadyMonix, Jose No, pres. by Detour
Pittsburgh's up-n-coming house/techno label returns for their annual showcase with some real heavy hitters.
Hot MassDetour
Saturday, October 8 Event LocationOrganizer
11:00 am - 8:00 pm VOTER Get Down + REGISTRATION with NextGen Climate
This is your LAST WEEKEND to REGISTER to VOTE! Spread the word that we'll be singing people up all day with the help of NextGen Climate in Ace Hotel Lobby. Free + open to the public.
Ace Hotel LobbyVIA
11:00 am - 5:00 pm WORKSHOPS: Ableton & Modular Playground
Whether you're new to music or a seasoned vet, this is your playground! Try out the latest models from Ableton PUSH & Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers, and explore connections between analog and digital means for making the sounds you love.
Carnegie Library East LibertyAbleton, CLP Teens, Pittsburgh Modular, Sunburst Academy, Tuff Sound, VIA
11:00 am - 5:00 pm PANEL + SHOWCASE: Mothership – The Future Is Female with ESG, Junglepussy, Juliana Huxtable & Women in Sound
Today's program of talks and performances is Inspired by the musical genius and legacy of Betty Davis. A landmark convergence artists whose work and influence span decades and genres.
Ace Hotel GymnasiumEden, VIA, Women in Sound
11:00 am - 6:00 pm EXHIBIT: Weird Reality VR Salon
Try out 15+ projects on Oculus Rift, Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive, Playstation VR, and Google Cardboard, by national and international artists.
Ace Hotel BallroomCMU Studio for Creative Inquiry, VIA
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm EXHIBIT: Exquisite Donut
Extending "The Exquisite Corpse" into the digital world, the "Exquisite Donut" prompts artists to re-create the surrealist drawing game using code.
East Side BondPittsburgh New Media Meetup, VIA
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm WORKSHOP: Iyapo Repository (VR Edition)
All-ages, teens especially encouraged! Draw and construct digital artifacts using HTC Vive, a virtual reality headset. Each participant will be mailed a 3d print of their drawing after the workshop. Lead by Brooklyn-based new media artists Salome Asega and Ayodamola Okunseinde.
Ace Hotel BallroomSTUDIO, VIA
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm PERFORMANCE: Nobodies Gala
8 person public performance by Baltimore-based artist Hoesy Corona, inviting viewers to play a part in the act of ‘Nobodying’, an operation that consists of making somebody, nobody.
East Liberty Presbyterian ChurchRe:New Festival, VIA
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SCREENING: Afronauta(a) “Underground”
Thought-provoking sci-fi and supernatural-influenced short and feature video works from artists and filmmakers representing a diverse array of racial, sexual, and national identities and perspectives.
Kelly Strayhorn TheaterAfronaut(A), VIA
7:00 pm - 7:40 pm PERFORMANCE: Nobodies Gala
8 person public performance by Baltimore-based artist Hoesy Corona, inviting viewers to play a part in the act of ‘Nobodying’, an operation that consists of making somebody, nobody.
East Liberty Presbyterian ChurchRe:New Festival, VIA
9:00 pm - 9:00 pm MAIN SHOWCASE: Rakim, Junglepussy, Juliana Huxtable, Lee Bannon, Abby, Anthony Dicap, FEE LION
Legends and legends to be across hip-hop/rap and future club sounds. Shock Value is bringing a whole slew of NYC nightlife friends and figures with them, to transport you into their ongoing "gender nightlife project".
Ace Hotel Ballroom, Ace Hotel GymnasiumShock Value, VIA
11:55 pm - 6:00 am AFTER PARTY: Eris Drew, Bret Bowerman
All jackers together under one house.
Hot MassHumanaut
Sunday, October 9 Event LocationOrganizer
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EXHIBIT: Exquisite Donut
Extending "The Exquisite Corpse" into the digital world, the "Exquisite Donut" prompts artists to re-create the surrealist drawing game using code.
East Side BondPittsburgh New Media Meetup, VIA
4:00 pm - 11:55 pm CLOSING PARTY with Ben UFO (+surprise)
No better way to go out than with Ben UFO and some of Pittsburgh's best on deck.
Ace Hotel GymnasiumVIA