MUTEK MX Recommends – July 9 to 14th
Fresh releases, what to do in Mexico City and relevant news from and for the MUTEK MX community
Every November, MUTEK MX transforms Mexico City into the meeting point between audience seeking new experiences and the artists, producers and makers who are innovating in the arena of sound and digital art.
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 July 9th to 14th:
➤ The city hallucinating itself: new Refik Anadol piece premiered at Stockholm
Before his arrival at MUTEK MX, the artist Refik Anadol presents two new pieces dedicated to reactivating the memory of the city. Latent History, which premiered last weekend in Stockholm, is a project that uses images, video and soundscapes from the public archives of the city to reconstruct a new collective memory conceived by the city itself. “If there are people in the footage, we eliminate them to intentionally erase all ego. There are also no logos, only pure nature, urban spaces, buildings, streets and all space free of human interaction”, explains Refik, who edited Latent History in collaboration with an AI network that acts as the non-human counterpart of the narrative. The result is something like the city hallucinating itself. In September Anadol will present a similar piece in New York, using footage from that city, and November is Mexico’s turn with Melting Memories, 3D sculptures based on human memories stored in digital data, interpreted by AI developed by Anadol.
➤ Listen in full Aïsha Devi’s new EP
“Like Sade becoming an alien cyborg” wrote The Vinyl Factory. Last Friday Aïsha Devi released the five tracks of S.L.F., her most recent studio offering and an exciting hint of the neo-ritual that she’s about to bring to our Edition 16. S.L.F. It is available in vinyl, digital and all streaming platforms. Listen to it here:
➤ Improvisation to fly high: new Circle Of Live session from a hangar!
A few days ago the ARTE Concert platform published the special session they made with Circle Of Live for their Passengers! series. For a little longer than an hour the producers Sebastian Mullaert, Vril and Neel take us into a unique groove inspired by the energy of the moment; inspiration, intuition and natural flow induced by Circle Of Live’s main prerogative, which consists of free improvisation and the producers own decision to when and how interviene into the jam. The alignment of COL varies in each performance and can be extended to up to six or seven participants who, moved to renew the club experience, exchange beats, melodies and moods in live jams that can last all night long.
➤ Join Pan-Arab Resistance: Tour & RA Podcast with Deena Abdelwahed.
The powerful energy in the music of Deena Abdelwahed resonates around the world. This summer, the producer, DJ and queer artist from Tunisia is part of the line-up of some of the most exciting festivals on the European circuit. From Raíz Electrónica in Madrid to Room4Resistance in Berlin, Deena will expand her powerful message of resistance on a tour with more than 12 dates before her arrival on the continent for MUTEK Montreal in August and MUTEK MX in November. To celebrate her summer tour and upcoming arrival to the Americas, we share the new release of the RA Podcast, with an interview and playlist from Deena Abdelwahed:
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Explore CDMX through sound and digital art.
➤ Multiple realities packed in one: enjoy CCD’s Immersive Experiences Library
Set aside a few hours this Wednesday and explore the Immersive Experiences Library at the Centro de Cultura Digital, a collection of content that show the narrative and aesthetic possibilities of immersive media, available to anyone who schedules a session. In addition, if you are developing a project that involves immersive media, the Immersion Laboratory team will be giving free consultories: discover new references, content and technical solutions in a collaborative environment. Sign up for any of these activities here.
Experimental Space at Immersion Laboratory
Wednesday, July 10th – 11:00 to 18:00 h.
Centro de Cultura Digital – Free entrance – All ages
➤ NAAFI at Terminal Club Antisocial
With LAO, Fausto Bahía, GA and T-U
Friday, July 12th – 21:00 h.
Terminal Club Antisocial – $100 before 23:00 h. Mandatory ID.
➤ Kelly Lee Owens DJ Set at Yu Yu
With Kelly Lee Owens and Wuuuan & Soos
Saturday July 13th – 22:30 h.
Yu Yu – Presale: $250 – Mandatory ID – Age: +21