The 2021 iteration of Present Futures will be fully digital and presented online. The festival is re-imagined as a virtual space and prism through which the local and global can come together to consider post humanism, bodily representation and speculative futures with artistic experimentation at its core.
We are presenting a programme of film, artist moving image, immersive audio, online discussion and performance that highlight Scottish and International artists whose work investigates human/non-human relations and entanglements.
Visit our Tickets page to find out how to book your Day Pass or individual tickets to the festival through Event Brite. Tickets for the festival must be booked online in advance. These will be available to book up to 2 hours before the event start time of each day of the festival. Prior to the festival you’ll receive an email with information on how to access the programme online alongside details on the best way to experience each event.
The festival will utilise a mixture of digital platforms to stream the programme including Vimeo, Zoom Webinar, Twitch TV and Soundcloud. At the bottom of each event page there is a section called ‘Audience Information’ which indicates which platform the event will be presented on. Links to each platform will be contained within the email you receive prior to the festival with instructions on how to view the events.
To experience the films and performances that take place on Vimeo you will need to create a free Vimeo account. Visit www.vimeo.com and click the option to ‘Join’ and then enter your details. Vimeo content can be viewed on a phone, tablet or computer that is connected to the internet.
Our artist talks and panel discussions will take place using Zoom Webinar. To view these you will need to create a free Zoom account by visiting www.zoom.us, click the option to ‘Join’ and enter your details. Zoom content can be viewed on a phone, tablet or computer that is connected to the internet.
To view the performances that will take place on Twitch TV you will need to create a free Twitch TV account. Visit www.twitch.tv and click the option to ‘Sign Up’ and enter your details. Then click ‘Browse’ and search for our channel ‘presentfutures’ and subscribe. You can watch Twitch TV content on a phone, tablet or computer that is connected to the internet.
Each event page has details on ‘Accessibility’ with information on where BSL Interpretation, Subtitling and Transcripts will be provided. For an ‘At A Glance’ summary of the Access provision available throughout the programme visit our Access page here.
The Present Futures Team would like to hear your feedback and what we can improve throughout the festival. If you have any issues, technical questions or enquiries about Access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will be in touch. Ticket holders will also receive a post-event questionnaire by email to offer feedback.