The inaugural Receiver Time-Based Media Festival kicks off this Thursday through Sunday, featuring more than 20 artists from around the country displaying their work in 11 varied venues across Charleston. The festival will feature a diverse array of art, including participatory art, performance, sonic art, kinetic sculpture, and video art. “We’re trying to bring good, contemporary art to Charleston,” festival co-organizer Liz Vaughan says. “Most of contemporary art is time-based. It’s innovative, edgy, and experimental.” Vaughan and Jarod Charzewski were inspired to create their own time-based media festival after hearing about the Time-Based Art Festival in Portland. “Charleston is an art destination. There are a lot of talented people, galleries and great space. But time-based media has been neglected here in previous years,” Charzewski says. A jury ultimately decided to feature works by local artists Marshall Thomas, Nick Jenkins, Mason Greenewald, and Sam Sfirri, in addition to the festival’s featured artist David Bowen, Christine Kirouac, Ruthless Animals, Jenny Herrick, Robbie Land, Sean Robinson, and more. The festival kicks off at Redux on Thursday with Bowen’s solo exhibition, drift, with a free bicycle valet provided by the Holy City Bike Co-Op. It closes with a special performance by New Music Collective at Gage Hall on Sunday at 7 p.m.