Festival Forte opened its gardens and collided in breathtaking sequence, presenting  a world of complex patterns, produced by simple rules, giving life to strange and unpredictable behaviour. We celebrated the world of Cellular Automata where science merges with art and art becomes science. 

As in our own lives, Cellular Automata outcomes are not predictable. We start in a simple unknown state and through multiple cycles we become something that we can never predict. At Festival Forte life reflects this beautiful chaos.

We are the explorers, the place-makers, the creative, culture engineers, driven by a desire to fill the void left by an over-saturated world of normalization, fusing music, art, nature and code and we invite you on this incredible journey into the unknown, driven by forces unrelated, unattached and unpredictable. Let the music and art lead you to explore possibilities never before foreseen.

Prepare for the possibility of surprise and the unexpected, where all elements fuse into magic other worldliness. Here the natural chaos rules! Sending you off in another direction that you could never see, sometimes never imagine.

With Cellular Automata some decisions spawn affects that are simple and are unrelated to the whole, some are highly integrated and interwoven to other parts in a very complex fashion, every cell plays a role in creating the next generation. Enabling glimpses of the past and foundations for the present. The present determines the future the rest is up to you.

Step inside the micro, fluctuate between the binary, let the automata move you into spatially extended visual systems. Let the artworks fuel your imagination and guide you on trips into the depths of the unknown into the galaxies of the generative Forte universe, let the Forte take you over!


Talent behind gabba.tv and resident vj for Planetary Assault Systems. Graphic arts teacher and lead AV Developer at Festival Forte since 2016.
“Inspiration always begins with something from the past and reaches far into the future”

Visual artist who works with light, fixed and moving picture.
He creates and directs audiovisual works belonging to film realm, performance and installation. Festival Forte collaborator since 2017, he creates the festival’s main stage visuals.

Artist and educator. His conceptual, procedural and minimal artworks explore ideas through the contemporary lens of software. Co-developer of Processing (open-source programming language), has collaborated with the Festival in 2016 with a master piece in the Glass House.

Henry Driver artist & experimental game developer interrogating digital technology.
Henry’s work is totally contemporary in it’s exploration of the speed at which the digital and virtual worlds are developing and the serious issues and questions that this raises.


22, 23, 24 & 25  AUGUST 2019