Category Archives: MUTEK Recomienda 2019

MUTEK MX Recommends – Special feature: Inmersiva 2 International Festival 

MUTEK MX Recommends – Special feature: Inmersiva 2 International Festival 

 

Our special picks for you to enjoy the best of this festival, to take place next week. Plan your week and enjoy immersive art and experimental creativity! 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends brings the latest news and activities from the artistic community that makes the MUTEK MX festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year. Today we dedicate our recommendations to the Inmersiva 2 International  Festival, presented by the Center for Digital Culture, and which includes conferences, workshops, concerts and a group art show. Inmersiva 2 will be held next week, we suggest you set aside the date! See you there: 

 

> Inmersiva 2 Art show 

This year the collection of immersive experiences that you will be able to experience during the Festival brings together four international guest projects together with four pieces from the residents at the Immersion Laboratory of the CCD, all inspired by the motto ‘Other senses, other realities’. These pieces and experiences can be visited between 11:00 and 18:00 during the Festival, in full tours that can last up to two hours, so we suggest you plan your visit. It is important that you register upon arrival, so that you can enjoy the Virtual Reality pieces:

Malitzin Cortes present HYPER_D – Immersive experience

Luis Felipe Alanis present La piedra de la locura – Interactive video

Dora Bartilotti present Voz Pública – Tactical mediation and participative art

Adrian Regnier present Terrestre – Armonía conversa para la fase continental – VR and experimental animation 

Daniel González (CO) and Marguerita Bergamo (ES) present EVE – Corporeal VR Performance. 

Sergio Bromberg (CO) present Marímbula – Immersive experience

CLON & NWRMNTC (UK) present Meta – Live A/V 

 

September 26 to 29th  @ Centro de Cultura Digital

Opening: Thursday September 26th, 17:00 h. 

Artist Talk: Thursday September 26th, 18:00 h. 

Follow the event of Inmersiva 2 Art ShowComplete program

> Opening Concert: Concepción Huerta and Fernando Vigueras present Permanencia

The Mensajes Sonoros sessions are integrated into Inmersiva 2 with Permanencia, the Festival’s opening concert and a new experience of sound immersion and aural experimentation created by Concepción Huerta, who has just released the album Personal Territories through Static Discos, and Fernando Vigueras. In the context of Inmersiva 2, the inaugural concert will take the space of the CCD Memorial to fill its immense outdoor space with the sounds generated by machines and tapes from Concepción Huerta and the prepared guitar from Vigueras. A special occasion, as it has been a while since the Memorial has been used as a space for live sets. 

Thursday September 26th, 20:00 h. 

> EVE: Dance is an unplaceable place – Dance Performance & VRC

“Eve is the encounter between the virtual and the real, to awaken the sensations of displacement.” This dance piece, integrated by four movements (3 through VR technology and 1 live), seeks to generate a trip between dimensions through each choreography and detonate answers to questions such as ‘what causes the meeting between cultures?’ ‘How does the encounter between people and machines manifest?’ Or how does nature behave along with civilization?’ EVE: Dance is an unplaceable place will be presented in multiple sessions on the weekend of the festival. 

Saturday Sept. 28th and sunday Sept. 29th, 15:00 a 20:00 h. 

> Closing concert: CLON & NWRMNTC (UK) present Meta

Meta is an audiovisual performance, but also a live game and soundtrack simulation experience. From a first-person perspective, Meta catches the audience and adds them to the experience of the player who commands a trip between dystopian worlds created by CLON, artist in charge of generating the 5 “worlds” of the video game that is Meta, and NWRMNTC, artist who creates the music that, in real time, accompanies the player through his decisions. Meta is a collaborative project created between Iceland and London by Estela Oliva aka CLON and Ana Quiroga aka NWRMNTC. 

Domingo 29 de septiembre, 20:00 h.

Inmersiva 2 International. Other senses, other realities is an initiative from the Immersion Laboratory at the CCD. Free access. 

 

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19/09 – Martin Rev (Suicide) @ Bajo Circuito 

With Mabe Fratti and Nick Zedd

Thursday September 19th, 21:00 h.

Under Bridge at Circuito Interior with Juan Escutia. 

Ticket: $480.

 

20/09 – Onda Mundial Residency Two @ Galera 

With Detroit Swindle, Klik & Frik, Wadpro and DJ Sobrio. 

Friday September 20th, 22:00 h.

Dr. Carmona y Valle 147, Doctores.

Free access with ticket.

 

21/09 Jonas Reinhardt  @ 316centro

With Microhm, Gaspar Peralta and Elephlab. 

Saturday September 21th, 21:00 h.

Fray Servando Teresa de Mier 316, La Merced.

Ticket: $200. 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – September 10 – 15

MUTEK MX Recommends –  September 10 – 15

 

New sets by Sebastian Mullaert and Kelly Moran on the radio. The mind-blowing new piece by Refik Anadol. Electronic arts and music to enjoy during this Independence Day Weekend.  

 
 

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the up-and-coming news, activities and pieces from the artistic community that make our festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 
 
This is what’s happening September 10 – 15 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:
 
 

Refik Anadol’s most ambitious piece to date has debuted in New York

 
Easily put, Machine Hallucination is an immersive experience that imagines possible futures in the fields of architecture and cinematography. In order to make this happen, a great amount of data and 3D images on iconic sites of New York City has been intervened, reinterpreted and projected on a complex Artificial Intelligence System developed by Refik Anadol and his team of innovators. These projections takeover the new Artechouse warehouse in New York, which has been transformed into a space focused on the development and exhibition of immersive multimedia art. “A never-before-seen synesthetic reality experiment that challenges spatial perceptions” according to the review published by Surface Mag, one of the specialized media outlets present at the opening of Machine Hallucinations.

 


 

> Sebastian Mullaert in CDMX: Two amazing sets and one visit to the Anahuacalli Museum

 A couple of weeks ago, the producer Sebastian Mullaert visited Mexico City, after conquering the stage of one of the Nocturne events in the recent 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal as part of the Circle of Live project. His latest visit to our city was nothing but intense: he started by taking over the booth at Aire Libre FM station, mixing tracks from his next solo release and takes from recent sets by Circle of Live (listen to it here) and reaching his most exciting point in a night filled with energy and excitement with a live set of three hours at Normandie, presented by Dynamic Waves. Sebastian‘s intense journey closed out with a very special visit to the Anahuacalli Museum, where we interviewed him, you can check the feature soon at local.mx. During this visit, Sebastian planted the seed for all the expectations of what is to come with the Circle Of Live performance during MUTEK MX in November:  a six-hour collective dancing session with a strong energy exchange, conducted by the musical intuition of six incredible Techno and House producers: Dorisburg, Mathew Jonson, Frank Wiedemann (Âme live) and Mullaert himself.

 

> Save the Date: Immersiva Festival is coming to the CCD

“Immersive is an international Summit that gathers experimental practices of the fields of arts and science, based on virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed realities and several practices related to immersion”. For more than a week the CCD will become the meeting point between experts and curious alike, artists and makers interested in the alignment of immersive pieces, clinics, conferences, workshops and even computerized gastronomy sessions. See you there!

 

Inmersiva Festival 2. Other senses, other realities. From September 26-29 Centro de Cultura Digital. Program.


 
 

> Listen to Kelly Moran’s set on NTS 

Kelly Moran’s summer has been filled with inspiration and new music. Taking advantage of the last days of heat and sun in Berlin, Kelly’s state in the world capital of Techno music has included jam sessions and recordings with Bibio during their visit to the booth of NTS Radio, where they recorded this session. This fall Kelly comes back to the United States with a few handpicked performances of Grand Piano A/V, including Edition 16 of MUTEK MX this November. 


 
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13/09 – Expansions Vol. 11 @ Ex Fábrica de Harina. 

Con DJ Delphis, Celice, Ed, Paurro y más. 

Friday, September 13, 21:00 h.

Aquiles Serdán 106, col. Ángel Zimbrón. 

 

14/09 – Conference: Duchamp, Borges and what lies ahead @ IFAL Casa de Francia 

With Graciela Speranza. As part of a series of conferences named “Duchamp and the others”, as part of the program ‘Naked Appearance: Desire and the Object of the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons” coordinated by María Minera and presented by the Jumex Foundation and IFAL, Casa de Francia.

Saturday, September 14, 13:00 h. 

Havre 15, Juárez.  Free admission with registration: talleres@fundacionjumex.org 

 

14/09 – Concerts session by El Nicho @ Casa del Lago 

With Paal Nilssen-Love and Large Unit.

Saturday, September 14, de 13:00 a 18:00 h. 

Bosque de Chapultepec. 

Free Admission. All ages. 

 

 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – September 3 – 8

MUTEK MX Recommends –  September 3 – 8

 

MUTEK Japan is coming up, Augmented Reality and 3D performance by Aïsha Devi, a new sound piece by Vessel and the best selection of digital art and sound to enjoy in CDMX.

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the up-and-coming news, activities and pieces from the artistic community that make our festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is what’s happening September 3 – 8 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> New augmented reality experience by Aïsha Devi

EXT, the annual event presented by the English platform  Simple Things, just recently announced a program with talks, performances, and the release of special projects for multimedia exploration and arts. One of the surprises was the confirmation of the world debut of I’m not always where my body is, a new immersive experience created by the amazing Aïsha Devi. Crack Magazine has mentioned that this will be “an unprecedented multi-user Augmented Reality experience where viewers can collectively experience a 3D performance through innovative augmented reality technology, developed with AR specialists Pussykrew and Zubr”. We’re anxiously awaiting the follow-up in this new phase of Aïsha Devi before her arrival at our Edition 16. 

Credit: Pussykrew cover for Zirconia Dynasty

 

> Vessel debuts a sound piece inspired on Clarice Lispector 

Serge Gainsbourg aka Vessel will debut The Passion According to GH, a new sound piece inspired by the novel with the same name written by the prominent Brazilian author Clarice Lispector, which narrates a slow but tortuous descent into madness. Vessel composed The Passion According to GH during his residence at Somerset House Studios’ Rifle Range, an enormous historic estate (which could be considered a castle) built in 1547, which has a hidden studio that houses an artistic community in constant rotation. In this enigmatic and antique space and accompanied by Lispector’s novel, Vessel created one of his darkest and most intense pieces to date. After this premiere, he will resume his tour alongside the experimental filmmaker Pedro Maia, visiting Mexico City for our Edition 16.

Vessel in the woods surrounding Somerset House

 

>  Dates announced for MUTEK.JP in Tokyo

 The MUTEK Global Network continues with one their most intense years yet, announcing dates for MUTEK.JP, which will happen between December 11 – 15 in Tokyo, for its fourth edition. After the recent celebration for the twenty years of MUTEK Montreal, we will close the last quarter of 2019 in Tokyo, but not before vibrating with Edition 16 of MUTEK Mexico in November and Edition 3 of MUTEK Buenos Aires next week.

> Review: Highlights from the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal x Resident Advisor

 MUTEK “has survived for so long by staying fiercely true to itself, focussing intently on live acts and visual art, as well as offering everything from installations, club nights and theatre performances to free outdoor dance parties.” This edition’s review by Resident Advisor includes five key performances. Will any of them be added to our Edition 16? Remember that there are still many surprises to come.

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04-06/09 – Tactile Exploration Clinic: Music for your Skin @ Immersion Laboratory at CCD 

The Immersion Laboratory at CCD houses as well the Sensorial Research Bureau, a platform that receives the artist and innovator Ximena A. González Gardón with this clinic. “What is our skin’s sensitivity range? Why are there corporeal spaces that cause pleasure while others cause pain? Can sound vibrations activate a somatic experience on our skin, or only on our ears? Which is the role of culture translated into sensations of the skin?” These are the questions that will be answered with practical and reflexive activities, directed at the artistic community. The clinic started yesterday, but you will still be able to participate in this experience that will end this Friday.  

One daily session from 11:00 to 14:00 h.

Paseo de la Reforma esq. Lieja, Juárez.  

Program and registration. Free Activity. 

 

05-08/09: Gallery Weekend CDMX 2019 

The seventh edition of #GWCDMX will connect more than 40 independent galleries in the circuit of CDMX and other parts of the country, with the purpose of not only promoting the sale of works, but also reinforcing galleries as spaces for exchange and dialogue.

Thursday September 5 – 8.

Map and times.

Free Activity

 

05/09 – EDGES / Circular Strings > Interconnection @ CENART 

The EDGES platform, focused on spreading audiovisual arts, is back with the cycle titled Interconnections in the Black Box Experimental Forum of the CENART. With the curatorship of Nancy Mookenia, Interconnections “establishes a dialogue among different types of signals, creating an audiovisual narrative from the machines they came from, the bodies that operate them and the environment that receives them”. This session brings together the sound artist Concepción Huerta with the visuals of Milena Pafundi

Thursday, September 5, 19:00 h.

Calzada de Tlalpan 1670, Country Club Churubusco.

Free Admission

 

05/09 – Mixmag Sessions @ ??? 

With Lee Foss, Métrika, AAAA, Eufonix, íñigo Vontier and Monrow. 

Thursday September 5, 23:00 h. 

Secret Location. Info: rsvpmx@mixmag.net 

 

06/09 – Oblivion Pt. 2 @ Naranjo 356, Atlampa

Con Courtesy, Amelia Holt, AAAA, Nico, DJ Zomvic, &Roses, Kris Berle, Tomás Urquieta, Andreas and Sunday Sunday DJs  

Friday, September 6, 22:00 h. 

Naranjo 356, Atlampa – Info

 

07/09 – Electroacoustic Sounds from Around the World: Italia @ Espacio Sonoro de Casa del Lago 

Listening session at the multi-channel garden. Works from Italian composers:  

Andreuccetti, Cicala, Ferrazza y Molteni, among others.

Saturday, September 7, 13:00 h.

Bosque de Chapultepec. 

Free Admission. All Ages. 

 

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – August 27 to September 1st

MUTEK MX Recommends – August 27 to September 1st

 

Sebastian Mullaert stops by Mexico City after #MUTEK20, a new Pedro Maia installation at Berlin Atonal, and the Open Day at SAE Institute Mexico

 

MUTEK MX Recommends brings the latest news and activities from the artistic community that makes MUTEK MX’s festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16 from August 27th to September 1st: 

 

> Pedro Maia: Negative Space, work in progress 

The iconic Berlin Atonal festival presents Negative Space by Pedro Maia as a preview of his new performance in an installation format. In this piece, presented as a work in progress, Pedro projects 16mm films on three synchronized cubic objects filled with smoke, in a search “to deconstruct the negative space and give the viewer complete freedom to gaze into the film manipulations. The viewer is submerged into the image, becoming the subject of that image and of the composition”. To transform Negative Space into an installation, Pedro Maia collaborated with designer Marcel Weber aka MFO, who has also collaborated with Aïsha Devi in the scenographic design of some of her live A/V performances. This November, Pedro Maia will complement Vessel’s performance with live cinema.

> North American premiere of Organismos Oníricos by mexican duo Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho

The colorful psychedelics of Organismos Oníricos (Oneiric Organisms) was part of MUTEK Montreal’s 20th Anniversary celebration last week. This A/V performance created by the Mexican duo also known as Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho, made up of producer Luis Trasto and audiovisual artist Fernando Sica, presents, through modular synthesizers and digital illustrations created in real time, a multimedia narrative full of mysticism and nature. Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho premiered Organismos Oníricos in North America as part of the Motion 1 program, sharing the stage with Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones and Gaika, among other international guests:

> MUTEK Montreal Edition 20 mini-recap: what’s coming to Mexico City next november

Last week #MUTEK20 took over Montreal’s cultural agenda completely: with about five programs per day, the festival exuded audiovisual avant-garde in day and night activities, in urban spaces, theaters, galleries and specially selected locations. Some of the outstanding performances of this XX Anniversary will come to Mexico City as part of our Edition 16. Watch this small preview of what’s to come and ensure your access to enjoy this great performances this November

Circle of Live
Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble
Ryoichi Kurokawa
404.zero

 

 

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30/08 – Laurel Halo and Turning Torso @ Yu Yu 

Friday August 30th, 22:00 h.

Versalles 94, Juárez. 

Ticket: $250 + cargos – ID +21. 

 

31/08: SAE Institute México Open Day  

If you are interested in technology as a professional platform and are looking for options for your graduate education, we recommend you to attend the Open Day hosted by MUTEK MX’s allies SAE Institute. It will be a day dedicated to getting to know SAE’s academic offerings through workshops, laboratories and open classes. Among the academic offerings available we recommend checking out Audio Engineering, Digital Animation and Music Business. Access is free and minors can attend withparents or legal guardians.

Saturday August 31st, 8:30 a 13:00 h.

Circuito Interior 184, Condesa. 

 

Sebastian Mullaert visits CDMX  

Just a few days after conquering the dancefloor at  MUTEK Montreal’s Nocturne 3 as part of Circle Of Live, Sebastian Mullaert stops by Mexico City to remind us why he is a techno legend, with a DJ Set for Aire Libre 105.3 FM and his live set as Minilogue in Foro Normandie the night after. We highly recommend checking out his live set on Saturday night as a perfect prelude to MUTEK Mexico Edition 16, as it will be the only opportunity to enjoy the characteristic sound of Sebastian Mullaert before it melts into the live jams of Circle Of Live along side Dorisburg, Matthew Jonson and Frank Wiedemann (Âme Live).  

30/08 @ Aire Libre Take Over: 22:00 a 00:00.  airelibre.fm and 105.3 FM

31/08: @ Normandie. 23:00 h. López 15, Downtown Mexico City. Ticket: $300 + charges – ID. 

 

31/08 – Dance Your Name: 6 years @ Centro Horizontal  

Saturday August 31st, 22:00 h.  

Copenhague 27, Juárez. 

Cover: $100 – ID