2012: TRANSFORMER

Physical laws dictate that something cannot be made from nothing. In the 21st century, however, magic and alchemy seem commonplace. Devices in your pocket can span the world and perform wondrous feats. But art and craft have long made the impossible manifest through ingenuity, skill, perseverance, and inspiration. The greatest works of art began as art supplies yet transform into masterpieces through human ingenuity.

wats:ON? 2012: TRANSFORMER looks not at cutting-edge technological magic but at amazing transformations from the most humble beginnings. A piece of paper, or cloth, or even the human body can transform into something never seen before–right before your eyes.

Spike Wolff
Festival Curator
Pablo Garcia
Festival Curator

2012: TRANSFORMER

Physical laws dictate that something cannot be made from nothing. In the 21st century, however, magic and alchemy seem commonplace. Devices in your pocket can span the world and perform wondrous feats. But art and craft have long made the impossible manifest through ingenuity, skill, perseverance, and inspiration. The greatest works of art began as art supplies yet transform into masterpieces through human ingenuity.

wats:ON? 2012: TRANSFORMER looks not at cutting-edge technological magic but at amazing transformations from the most humble beginnings. A piece of paper, or cloth, or even the human body can transform into something never seen before–right before your eyes.

Spike Wolff
Festival Curator
Pablo Garcia
Festival Curator