“What inspires you? Why do you want to attend? What will you bring to the experience? What’s important to you? How did you hear about this? Animal, mineral, or vegetable?” Those are the questions Hundred Waters want you to answer in order to apply for an invitation to the second installment of FORM, their carefully curated festival in the micro desert city of Arcosanti, Arizona.Presented in conjunction with their management company Family, this year’s line-up features Majical Cloudz, Julianna Barwick, Mutual Benefit, Pharmakon, How to Dress Well, and more. The fest also involves art installations, hikes, cliff side pool parties and full access to the 25-acre community and the 4,000+ acres of preserve land that surrounds it.
FORM is free for attendees, but anyone interested in attending must fill out the application. The application-for-invitation process seems to be an attempt to bring a expanded thoughtfulness and intentionality to the festival experience. In a statement, the band explained why they are asking all attendees to apply for a festival invite:
“Festivals are usually fast paced and high stress for artists and attendees. We’re lucky to spend a single day on site and even luckier to have a meaningful conversation with an artist we know or wish to know. With FORM, all of the artists and attendees stay on site together for the entire weekend. We eat together, dance together, share the whole experience together, and when it’s time to part ways, we leave with a very distinct memory of a very distinct time and place. We let the place and the environment shape that experience. As visitors to this beautiful, highly intentional micro city of Arcosanti, our appreciation for every day things like infrastructure, sustenance and community are heightened without even realizing it. Every human interaction more meaningful. Every cup of coffee or tea more delicious with the underlying thought of what it took to get it into your hands. A more present state of consciousness. A place to cultivate ideas.
If you’re interested in coming, we ask that you answer a few simple questions. The more creative your response, the better. After receiving your submissions, we’ll send out invites. Capacity is made limited to ensure the space is treated with care. If invited, just arrive and share a little piece of yourself with us as we will with you. See you in the desert 🙂
Full line up for FORM Arcosanti 2015:
How to Dress Well
M Geddes Gengras
Bing and Ruth
Kodak to Graph
Machinedrum (vapor city)