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MUTEK MX Recommends – October 22 – 27

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 22-27

 

Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol nominated for the 2019 Lumen Prize. Un rêve launches his record on vinyl.

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the news, up-and-coming 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 October 22 through 27th on the path to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol: MUTEK MX talent nominated for the 2019  Lumen Prize

Two of the artists from Edition 16 who show the creative possibilities of machines and artificial intelligence, Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol, may receive the 2019 Lumen Prize in their respective categories; the winners will be announced this Thursday, October 24th, at the Barbican Centre in London, and from MUTEK MX, we would bet on both taking the prize.

Last week Refik Anadol received the Lorenzo il Magnifico award at the Florence Biennial in recognition of his trajectory, and mega-installation Machine Hallucinations in ARTECHOUSE in NY continues receiving praise in the press. Refik is nominated in the Moving Image category for his installation Melting Memories, the very same work that forms part of the immersive experience of Nocturne 1 and 2 in Edition 16. The artists Cassie McQuarter, Anouk Kruithof, Clea T. Waite, Nicolas Sassoon, Ruini Shi, Patxi Araujo and Leonhard Müllner & Robin Klengel are also nominated in this category.

Sougwen Chung, for her part, and her piece Drawing Operations, compete in the category Still Image, which combines a variety of visuales pieces resulting from a process or performance linked with technology or digital tools. This year Sougwen has been part of the creative direction of vanguard festivals such as Grey Area Festival and Alpha-ville, while her processes of experimentation in fine arts, robotics, AI, and performance have continued to inspire in her participation in the 2019 Simposium of AI Now Institute and TED Mumbai. She received one of her most recept awards just days ago in Monaco, Italy, where she was named the Woman of the Year in the category of Art and Science 2019. The artists Stefan Gant, Nye Thompson, Max Colson, Eric Fong and Bang Geul Han are also nominated in the Still Image category. Sougwen will be presented in Nocturne 2.

The Lumen Prize, which has been awarded since 2012, is one of the most globally important recognitions of artists working at the meeting point of art and technology. In this year’s panel of judges are representatives of institutions such as Tate Modern, China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts, and Goldsmith’s University.

 

> Un rêve’s new record now available on vinyl

Just one week before announcing Diego Vázquez aka Un rêve as part of the Third Wave of Artists of Edition 16, the vinyl version of Como árboles al cielo… encuentro (OTONO, VAA, Gravy Records, 2019), his new record, was presented as a special session in Teatro Lúcido, which also included an artist talk. Como árboles al cielo… encuentro marks a significant moment in the trajectory of Un rêve, mastered by Taylor Deupree, who has worked with musicians who have strongly influenced Diego’s work, from William Basinski to Ryuichi Sakamoto. We will be able to hear Como árboles al cielo… encuentro live in its entirety en Edition 16, and you will also be able to find the record in the racks of Fhauna during Nocturne 1 and 2.

 

>  Techno ready to burn: new track by Deadbeat with T.Raumschmiere.

After launching the beautiful and delicate Trinity Thirty (Constellation, 2019), a tribute to the band Cowboy Junkies with the artist and singer Fatima Camara, Deadbeat has fully immersed himself in a reintroduction with techno and beats ready for the club. There are the tracks from Jacks and slow dances EP (Visionquest Music, 2019) and, now, a new track with T.Raumschmiere for the compilation SOUVENIR#100 on Souvenir Music. The track “Masters of Disaster”, the name that  T.Raumschimere and Deadbeat have also signed to a couple of releases, strongly marks the hard rhythms that Deadbeat will bring to the floor of Nocturne 2 this Edition 16.

If you haven’t heard Trinity Thirty we definitely recommend it: it’s Deadbeat’s smoothest and most pop side, exploring downtempo, dreambeats, and for the first time… singing.  It’s a gem.

 

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 30 – August 5

MUTEK MX Recommends – July 30 – August 5

Written Works by Tim Hecker, Pedro Maia’s new performance with Robert Lippok and the musical side of the Tamayo museum. 

 

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 what’s happening from July 30 to August 5, on the road to MUTEK MX, Edition 16:

 

Pedro Maia debuts a piece filmed in 16mm in collaboration with the producer Robert Lippok

 

Continuing with an intense year filled with audiovisual collaborations, the VJ and experimental filmmaker Pedro Maia has announced the de but of his new A/V performance, along with the producer Robert Lippok (who, by the way, we received with his amazing live act in Nocturne 2 in the Edition XV of MUTEK MX). This presentation is part of the first edition of RAYO – Expanded Visual Arts Festival, which will happen in October at the Film Archive of Madrid. “When formats become irrelevant, storytelling and experience emerge above form. The creators participating at RAYO work with audiovisual media from different perspectives, using less orthodox tools, but they all share the same purpose: expanding the audiovisual experience beyond the screen”. Maia and Lippok have collaborated in the past, creating immersive, improvised sound and visuals in real time. In Wasteland, we can observe and enjoy the creative dynamic between the artists, as a preamble to their RAYO collaboration in October:

Remember that Pedro Maia comes to MUTEK MX with the audiovisual performance Queen of the Golden Dogs junto in collaboration with the producer Serge Gainsborough aka Vessel. Get your tickets here

Hauntology and sonic torture in the essays by Tim Hecker in the book  “Audint – Unsound:Undead”

 

The editorial of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has published a wide range of volumes focused on music and sound studies and Audint – Unsound:Undead, their latest publication available digitally and physically (paperback), contains two essays written by the sound artist Tim Hecker, who in November will come back to Mexico together with The Konoyo Ensemble. This compilation (which also includes Lee Gamble, among other authors), includes essays, research and philosophical contributions that intend to reveal how sound feeds the connection between what is real and the imaginary (either fiction, hypersuperstition or speculation), investigating actual sound events that relate to space-time anomalies and revises the use of sound to summon the death. In “Shocks on the body. The End of Life by sound”, Hecker examines the use of sound as a psychological torture instrument in some historic war processes, while in “The solitary practice of the vanishing concert pianist”, he revises the life and existential swoon of the experimental sound engineer Glenn Gould. Audint – Unsound:Undead, is accompanied by a sound piece, in which spoken word, music works and sound experiments related to hauntology are mixed by DJK Huysmans: 

Listen to the jam between Neel, Sebastian Mullaert & Vril in all platforms

 

One hour of collective trance and hypnotic jams, with a delirious softness of ascending and descending melodies, which demonstrates the sonic hyper-connection that Circle Of Live is capable of igniting and transmitting in each of their sessions. Performed live at a hangar for ARTProject, this improvisation between the producers Sebastian Mullaert (founder of COL), Neel and Vril is now available for all streaming platforms. Hit the play button and flow with the new collective ritual that Circle Of Live is bringing to the best clubs in the world: 

Circle Of Live willcomearrive to MUTEK MX with Dorisburg, Frank Wiedemann (Âme live), Mathew Jonson & Sebastian Mullaert in an all-night live jam session. Get your tickets here

 

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> Reading: The musical side of the Tamayo Museum in Coolhuntermx 

This week the digital magazine Coolhunter included the Experience program of MUTEK MX as one of the highlights of the Tamayo Museum, a space that also fosters sound innovation by opening their exhibition rooms and outdoor spaces to programs like ours or the Sinestesia festival, which has presented artists from the National Front of MUTEK MX.

 

You can read the article here.

 

> Hypersonics @ Bar Oriente

With OMAAR, Phaedra, Irreal Veintiuno and DJ Rankng

Wednesday, July 31, 21:00 h. 

Bar Oriente – No cover – Must have valid photo ID