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Always a front-runner in exploring a diverse set of art forms, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) is at it again.
The MediaLive festival, now in its fourth year, brings artists together to celebrate and explore the realm of audiovisual performance with a series of shows, workshops and dialogue that engage current questions being raised across the international live new-media art scene.
The festival is the only one of its kind in the country. While other similar festivals focus on new media works, BMoCA insists the performances be live, with imagery and sounds being created or altered with a computer and/or a variety of instruments, right in front of festival audiences.
The theme for MediaLive in 2016 is "corruption." Invited artists will explore a wide variety of topics related to corruption as an inevitable process — political, social, physical and even curatorial.
If you're attending, you'll have a variety of parties, performances, workshops and discussions to choose from — all of which explore the interplay between modes of perception such as sight and sound, and the interaction of humans and technology.
Highlights from the festival lineup include a participatory conversation with LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner (Shia LaBeouf — yes, that Shia LaBeouf — Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner), whose work was recently featured in Rolling Stone and The Guardian; a conversation with members of the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab (Simone Browne, Ingrid Burrington and Maddy Varner); and the "corruption of the magic of a string quartet" by Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture).
This event is free and open to the public. Schedule information is on the BMoCA website.