SUMMIT is the HIGH FOCUS INSTITUTE’s conference on Nature, Technology and Self, a 3-day-long installation and performance art festival. SUMMIT 2016 featured more than 20 installation & performing artists presenting new work at the edge of their fields, connecting identity, human ingenuity and the cosmos.

NATURE: THE WAY THINGS ARE.

TECHNOLOGY: THE THINGS WE MAKE.

The term “technology” includes every product of human invention, from a sharpened stick to virtual networks. The things we make in turn remake us & shift our understanding of what is possible

NOW Mother Earth is Spaceship Earth. TECHNOLOGY is the condition. Nothing has not been touched by the efforts of humankind, not even the weather. Here at THE HIGH FOCUS INSTITUTE we believe that not only can we use TECHNOLOGY to shape the world around us, we can use it as a tool to reconcile ourselves to the realities of NATURE.

We strive to use TECHNOLOGY to gain control over our surroundings, and the act of engaging with those surroundings IS the story of our SELF. The process of creating things is the process of creating identity.

How do we make meaning out of the modern world, which is constructed primarily of human artefacts?

How do we use that meaning to help us understand our place in the cosmos?

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PERFORMANCE

FRIDAY:OPENING PROGRAM
6pm Doors Open
7pm SAINTS OF AN UNNAMED COUNTRY
8pm OCULUS ART COLLECTIVE
9pm DANIEL KLAG
10pm DJ QUETZALCOATL
Hosted by SERAPHIC ROMANCE ROTS TRUTH

SATURDAY: GALLERY & GODDESS PARTY
12-8pm Gallery Open
8pm-1am GODDESS PARTY with
--MACY RODMAN
--EARTHEATER
--KHUM PRINCESS
--DJ SARA LANDEAU
--With temporary installation by AARON RODRIQUES & MARY SHOCK

SUNDAY:SOUND DAY & CLOSING PROGRAM
2pm Doors open
3pm SOUND BATH w/ SUNNY QUETZALCOATL
6pm ROBOT DEATH CULT
7pm DEAN ANTHONY CERCONE
8pm TERMINAL INTRUSION & THE SEWER GATORS
Hosted by COLIN GRIFFIN

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INSTALLATION

ALANA AVIEL
ALEX BASCO KOCH
AYODAMOLA TANIMOWO OKUNSIENDE & SALOME ASEGA
BIRCE ÖZKAN
CHRISTINA LAFONTAINE
DEAN ANTHONY CERCONE
ERICA SCHREINER
JEN PLASKOWITZ
OCULUS ART COLLECTIVE
STEWART LOSEE
THOM ULMER
WILDER DUNCAN
& A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL INTERVENTION BY THE HIGH FOCUS INSTITUTE: NOW HIRING