MUTEK MX Recommends – July 16 to 21th
Fresh releases, what to do in Mexico City, and relevant news from and for the MUTEK MX community.
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 15th to 20th:
MUTEK Buenos Aires releases its First Wave of Confirmed Artists
A few days ago MUTEK Buenos Aires announced its First Wave of Artists for its Edition 3, to be held this September just after the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal and just before Mexico’s Edition 16. These 20+ artists represent MUTEK at its core: the new South American avant-garde is represented with Ale Hop (PE), IMAABS (CL) and Joaquina Salgado (AR) along with internationally renowned cutting-edge artists such as Hiroaki Umeda (JP) and Push 1 Stop & Wiklow (CA) who will present their most recent multimedia performances. Find all about MUTEK Buenos Aires here.
On the road to MUTEK Montreal’s 20th Anniversary: Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho’s canadian premiere
One of the highlights of MUTEK MX Edition 15 definitely was Organismos oníricos, a performance by Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho that will have its Canadian premiere in August, as part of the 20th Anniversary of MUTEK Montreal. Producer Luis Trasto aka Nueve Vidas specializes in analog modular synthesizer live performance (we have seen him behind huge Euroracks with duo Alias 616), while Fernando Sica aka Rimiyoho, illustrator and visual artist, mixes painting and graffiti techniques with digital tools for live visuals. This hybrid between analogue and digital processes makes the essence of Organismos oníricos, an audiovisual ecosystem that aims to reconnect us with the sacred. Nueve Vidas & Rimiyoho will share the stage with Deena Abdelwahed, Overmono, 404.zero, Bendik Giske, Circle Of Live, Ryoichi Kurokawa and Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble, artists that will also be performing in México City this November as part of MUTEK MX Edition 16.
Pedro Maia announces new A/V collaboration with Shapednoise for Berlin Atonal
In addition to a solid career that includes individual and collective exhibitions in places such as the Tokyo Contemporary Art Museum and Edinburgh’s International Film Festival, Pedro Maia has become one of the favorite video scenographers of festivals such as Unsound, Dekmantel and the extinct All Tomorrow’s Party. His abstract, emotional and vivid style is the result of combining analogue media such as film in 8 and 16 mm and live cinema with digital edition, and has become the perfect visual complement to the music of artists such as Robert Lippok, Shackleton, Tropic Of Cancer, Gala Drop and Fennesz. A few days ago, Pedro Maia announced the premiere of Aesthesis, a new A/V collaboration with Italian producer Shapednoise, which will be premiered at the end of August at Berlin Atonal festival. After this premiere and a summer mini-tour that includes presentations at Flow (Finland) and Visions (France) festivals, Vessel & Pedro Maia will arrive to Mexico City to present the Queen of Golden Dogs A/V performance for MUTEK MX Edition 16.
Refik Anadol’s new digital sculpture reinterprets data obtained from the Black Sea
After premiering Latent History in Stockholm and being called “The Leonardo Da Vinci of the 21st century” by the press, artist Refik Anadol returned to his home country, Turkey, to inaugurate a new piece. Black Sea is a digital sculpture that reinterprets the data collected by a high frequency radar that floated for a year over the most remote areas of the Black Sea coast; Through the use of AI and other digital media, Refik transformed the practice of ‘data visualization’ of the information collected on the radar into an aesthetic experience full of poetry and abstraction.
— Turkey – Discover The Potential (@TurkeyDTP) 8 de julio de 2019
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Mensajes Sonoros #12 @ Centro de Cultura Digital
This series promoted by the CCD invites Mexican artists, dedicated mainly to sound and visual experimentation, to develop a live performance in resonance with the architectural spaces of CCD. Turning Torso, Enrique Arriaga and Malitzin Cortes are some of the artists who have participated in previous Mensajes Sonoros editions. This week, for the 12th edition of the series, the CCD presents the duo AMNL PRNT in collaboration with the visual artist Cirrina Lab (both projects were part of the Mexican artist representation at MUTEK MX in 2018). Mensajes Sonoros #12 can be enjoyed live from the Cinema Más Alla room or through the streaming channels of the CCD.
➤ Mensajes Sonoros #12
Thursday, July 18th – 20:00 h.
Centro de Cultura Digital – Free entrance – All ages
➤ Ableton Live Production Workshop
With Nicolás Guerrero aka White Visitation
Starts Wednesday July 17th – 19:00 h. – 6 sessions
Radio Nopal – Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
➤ AAAA, Me&Myself y Jon Orve en Yu Yu
Saturday July 20th – 22:30 h.
Yu Yu – Presale: $150 – Mandatory ID – Age: +21