The Creators Project: San Francisco 2012

March 17 – 18


About the event

We’re thrilled to be bringing The Creators Project to San Francisco—the world’s epicenter of technology and innovation—for the very first time this spring. We’ll be kicking off our 2012 event series and transforming historic Fort Mason into a colossal two-day art and technology festival featuring towering multimedia art installations, live music performances, film screenings, and panels. Enter to win a trip to San Francisco by showing us what inspires your creativity on Facebook.

On Saturday, we’re very excited to announce the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be playing, bringing the post-punk rock from beloved Creators Nick Zinner and Karen O, fresh off their recent psycho-opera collaboration, Stop the Virgens. Squarepusher will also debut his new live show, marking one of his first US performances in more than seven years.

HEALTH, The Antlers, Zola Jesus, Shabazz Palaces, The Hundred in the Hands, and Teen Daze will round out the day, plus an audiovisual spectacle from Chinese punk rock band New Pants alongside visuals from Feng Mengbo’s Bruce Lee VJ Project. James Murphy, Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang from LCD Soundsystem will also be DJing alongside some special visual surprises.

We’ll be showing some of our favorite artworks United Visual Artists’ striking 40-foot by 40-foot audiovisual installation, Origin, scored by electronic composer Scanner, Mick Rock and Barney Clay’s David Bowie transfiguration, Six-Forty by Four-Eighty by Zigelbaum + Coelho, My Secret Heart by Mira Calix and Flat-e, Meditation by Minha Yang, and Overscan from Sosolimited.

We’ll also be debuting a variety of brand new works like Chris Milk’s interactive installation The Treachery of Sanctuary, a smartphone-enabled gaming installation from SuperUber called Octocloud, and new work from Casey Reas.

Artworks will be on display all weekend, and over the course of the festival we’ll be screening films and hosting panel discussions like Artist as Researcher and The Creative Potential of the Modern Web with our San Francisco hackathon winners, as well as creative coding workshops. Off the Grid food trucks will be providing delectable street food all weekend long.

Check back daily for the most up-to-date announcements and details, and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay connected during the event.


Meet the Creators at Fort Mason

  • Zigelbaum + Coelho

    United States

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  • SuperUber


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  • Squarepusher

    United Kingdom

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See the Artwork at Fort Mason

  • Strata #4 by Quayola

    United States

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  • Origin by UVA & Scanner

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  • Mick Rock and Barney Clay

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