Digi Lab


WHEN
From 19th to the 21st of November 2019
From Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00 – 18:00h

WHERE
Casa MUTEK
Avenida México 200, Hipódromo Condesa



Digi Lab, the day program of MUTEK MX, is a platform for exchange and building knowledge around digital art and sound. Activities are of limited capacity.

The activities of Digi Lab are dedicated to the development of projects and exchanges of tools and insights to produce digital art and music, as well as to nurture the dialogue and connections between artists, agents, audiences, and channels of circulation.

We invite to you immerse yourself fully in the spirit of curiosity of the festival and discover more about the creative processes and work ranging from national and international talent to the experiences of the agents and promoters who make possible this week of innovation.

Access is free, and the programming is a unique opportunity to see who some of the most surprising minds of today operate: Murcof & Jimmy Lakatos, Pedro Maia, and more to be confirmed. We’ll see you there!

Digi Lab 2019 at Casa MUTEK
Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 of November. 
Av. México 200. 12:00 – 20:00 h.  Free access. Limited Capacity.


Tuesday November 19

WORKSHOP
9:00 – 16:00 h. Creation of interactive graphics: course based on TouchDesigner. With Gilberto Castro, director of INTUS. Consult the complete program here.

HOLAWAVE STUDIOS
11:00 – 16:00 h. Sessions open to the public. Reserve online if you’d like to test the gear.
16:00 – 17:00 h. The #FrenteNacional in the studio: Concepción Huerta an Malitzin Cortes aka CNDSD. Jam and conversation. 
17:00 – 18:00 h. Moog in the studio: Intro to semimodular synths with Leo Méndez.
18:00 – 19:00 h. Arturia User Group in the studio: Reinventing the Future with Valentín Fertorández and Sylvain Missemer. 
19:00 – 20:00 h. Native Instruments in the studio: Reaktor Blocks+Modulares Reales with Eduardo Domínguez of Dig-It. 

PANELS
15:00 – 16:00 h. Conversation: Ecoculture in festivals: actions, platforms, and a plan of co-responsibility. 
The concern about sustainability in festivals is activated in concrete actions in electronic music festivals and initiatives within the electronic music scene such as Clean Scene or DJs for Climate Actionto counteract the effects of the climate crisis. The same considerations apply to the creation of digital art, and it is there that this panel will explore the specific actions of artists and collectives in our country who are dedicated to creating and investigating a practice of socially ecological work to combat climate change.

16:00 – 17:00 h. Round table: Media, digital art, and sound in Mexico. With Warp, Noiselab, Mixmag  and more. Moderator: Ricardo Pineda. 
The most dynamic media outlets heralding electronic music throughout the country share their vision, challenges, and perspectives on the role they play when engaging in conversations around electronic music. How is the culture around electronic music treated and communicated to their publics and the link between other relevant actors in this circuit, as well as their models of validity and growth.


Wednesday November 20 

WORKSHOP
9:00 – 16:00 h. Creation of interactive graphics: course based on TouchDesigner. With Gilberto Castro, director of INTUS. Consult the complete program here.

HOLAWAVE STUDIO
11:00 – 16:00 h. Sessions open to the public. Reserve online if you’d like to test the gear.
16:00 – 17:00 h. The #FrenteNacional in HolaWaveStudio: Un rêve and Sebastián Lechuga of VOID. 
17:00 – 18:00 h.  Novation in the studio: Jam with Circuit. 
18:00 – 19:00 h. Yu Yu & Roland in the studio: Conoce Lab 251

PANELS
19:00 – 20:00 h. Conversation – Frente Nacional: Sharing transversal experiences. With Luis Trasto aka Nueve Vidas, Naerlot and Murcof. Moderator: Leo Méndez. 
Mexico has been placed among the most important countries for consumption and creation in the fields of innovation and digital art. This panel considers the challenges at home and abroad for the producers of the Frente Nacional. They will discuss the effectiveness of strategies, tools, circuits and opportunities that actual exist so that the Frente Nacional can shine and develop outside of our country and will discuss the details of the first ever Open Call launched by MUTEK MX this year.


Thursday November 21

WORKSHOP
9:00 – 16:00 h. Creation of interactive graphics: course based on TouchDesigner. With Gilberto Castro, director of INTUS. Consult the complete program here.

HOLAWAVE STUDIO
11:00 – 16:00 h. Sessions open to the public. Reserve online if you’d like to test the gear.
16:00 – 17:00 h. The #FrenteNacional in the studio: Guillermo Olivera and NRMN. 
17:00 – 18:00 h. Ableton in the studio: Jam Link with Ricardo Balderas and Joaquín Jiménez Sauma. 
19:00 – 20:00 h. Modular Improvisation with Coast2c
Coast2c is the sonic project of Sofia Acosta, multidisciplinary artist, DJ, and musical producer. Both her live and DJ sets explore textures and sounds generated by drum machines and synths.

CONFERENCES
14:00 – 15:00 h. Visual Music: Projection of works and conversation with Pedro Maia
18:00 – 19:00 h. Resident Advisor Exchange with Kelly Moran

PANELS
16:30 – 18:00 h. Panel: Gender perspectives: beyond programming. With Maria Infante, Sophie K. (Endémico), and Carlos Cruz. Moderator: Irma Ruiseñor. In collaboration with the Swedish Embassy.
Initiatives such as Amplify, which in 2018 started working in Latin America, look to integrate female artists and promoters who work in the field of digital art directly into festivals and circuits that seek to clarify the experiences and stories in the context of Latin America to the rest of the world. This meeting will underline the analysis of actions, discussions, and possibilities of gender equality in the electronic music circuit on a local and global level. With the contributions of each guest we seek to foster a conversation that adds to and inspires increasingly better practices within the community.

OTHER PROGRAMS :

A/Visions 1
Nocturne 1
Nocturne 2