|About Activating The Medium...
Since 1998, the non-profit sound arts organization 23five Incorporated
has produced the annual Activating The Medium festival—an internationally
recognized showcase for the most innovative and visionary practitioners
of sound art. 23five
Incorporated has presented festivals that have spanned the state of
California including institutions such as SFMOMA, The Exploratorium,
SomArts, Beyond Baroque, Chico State University, Cuesta College San
Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Mills College, San Francisco
Cinematheque and San Francisco Art Institute. Each year, Activating
the Medium focuses upon a particular aspect from the trans-disciplinary
facets of sound art, with past themes investigating sound and architecture,
sound and simulation, sound and performance, the acousmatics of sound
with film / video, and the finer points of Californian noise-culture.