The mission of Xenoform Labs is to support new media artists – those who work at the intersection between art and technology with criticality – throughout the beginning stages of shaping and experimenting their practice; and giving these artists the space for interaction and conversation with local artists, thinkers, curators, writers and creatives. In such a tech-centric city, Xenoform strives to provide a space where artists working with new technologies have the ability to help shape the narrative by including community into their artistic processes.
Established in October 2018, Xenoform Labs features ample studio space and housing for a solo artist or couple, within a home environment, in San Francisco’s historic Mission District. The studio includes digital media, virtual-reality hardware, media production and light-fabrication capabilities. Xenoform asks artists to come prepared with an initial inquiry, to be able to focus solely on the process of experimentation, so that their ideas can take shape and become the foundation of refined and finished works.