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MUTEK MX Recommends – July 16 to 21th

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. 


AGENDA  | MUTEK Recommends

Explore CDMX through sound and digital art.

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: contacto@radionopal.com


➤ AAAA, Me&Myself y Jon Orve en Yu Yu

Saturday July 20th – 22:30 h.

Yu Yu – Presale: $150 – Mandatory ID – Age: +21


MUTEK MX Recommends – July 9 to 14th


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.


Get your tickets to enjoy the immersive experience of Melting Memories in our upcoming Edition 16. 


➤  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:




Get your tickets to enjoy Aïsha Devi’s live performance in our upcoming Edition 16. 


➤  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.



Get your tickets to enjoy the first Circle Of Live session in Mexico City in our upcoming Edition 16.


➤ 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:



AGENDA  | MUTEK Recommends

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