A.M. Darke – Auriea Harvey – Cheyenne Concepcion – d0n.xyz – Heesoo Kwon – Huntrezz Janos – Jeremy Couillard – Joey Holder – Keiken – Kei Kreutler – LaJuné McMillian – Nathan Shafer – Peter Wu+ – Qianqian Ye – Rodell Warner – Sammie Veeler – Skawennati – Sister Lady Bianca – Shu Lea Cheang – Tabita Rezaire – Thenmozhi Soundarajan – Tiare Ribeaux – Valencia James – Vernelle Noel
Curated by Wade Wallerstein
Join us for our annual survey of culture through the lens of creative practice with artist presentations, conversations, workshops, and an exhibition — now freely accessible online around the world.
How do we negotiate the balance between our individual freedom and communal dependencies; and what practical reality can we build together?
As we take stock from within a still uncontained global pandemic, it is clear that the entangled web of ecological, economic, and social crises we face demands planetary scale cooperation. Even with the promise of new technologies enabling real-time simulation, distributed financial systems, and geoengineering, exclusionary and extractive power structures persist — rendering purely technical solutions ineffective. Anything is possible, yet nothing seems to change.
For our 7th edition, Gray Area Festival presents Worlding Protocol — a survey of interdisciplinary creators drawing upon indigenous knowledge, transhumanist philosophies, regenerative ecologies, and autonomous organizations to imagine new relational ontologies beyond utopian and fatalist worldviews.
TALKS, EXHIBITION, LOUNGES
To make Gray Area Festival more inclusive and accessible, we are offering membership-based ticketing this year.
- Join for Free as a Festival Member to access all keynotes and talks, as well as the online and AR exhibition.
- Upgrade your Membership for access to exclusive festival content and special access such as interactive video lounges with the artists.
We hope you will accept this invitation to deepen your relationship with the Gray Area community. Together, we will keep the arts alive through these unprecedented times.
For questions about Membership, Festival program, or group rates, please send us an email at [email protected]
Gray Area Festival offers online creative code workshops to provide hands-on learning opportunities with world-class instructors.
- Live Access
View the online class live as it takes place, participate in the discussion, and interact with the teacher and other students.
- Audit Access
Access the recordings of the workshop as view/listen only. Take the class at your own pace and schedule with this lower-cost option.
You may enroll in each workshop individually below, or join as a Cultivator or Patron member for Audit Access to all Festival workshops.
Build Your Own Web3D World
October 18 & October 20, 5pm PST
Queerness, Activism, & the Mission — Past to Present
October 23, 3pm PST
Unity for Artists
October 26 & October 28, 5pm PT
Intro to Shaders
October 30, 11am PT