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MUTEK MX Recommends – November 12 – 17

MUTEK MX Recommends –  November 12 – 17

 

New remixes by Ouri and Aisha Devi. The Golden Age of art with AI.

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends you’ll find the most recent news, activities, and pieces from the artistic community that makes the festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is what will happen November 12 through 17th on the path to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> Tour and new remix by Ouri

Last week Ouri announced a small tour in November, which will culminate with her presentation in Nocturne 2 in Edition 16, after events in Canada, the US, and Italy. The announcement was accompanied by the launch of a remix of a track by the Belgian producer Locked Groove as part of the extended edition of Sunset Service, which also includes remixes by Scuba and Alan Fitzpatrick, among other artists.

“Pudding” as remixed by Ouri is now available on all streaming platforms:

 

> The edition of remixes and alternate versions of S.L.F. by Aisha Devi has arrived

This Friday the complete collection of remixes and alternate versions of S.L,F., the most recent EP by Aisha Devi, was released, including 33EMYBW and Gabber Modus Operandi. She had already launched two singles as a teaser, Varg’s version of “I’m not always where my body is” and “The Favor of fire” a few days ago, remixed by Equiknoxx. Aisha Devi will present her most recent live set as part of Nocturne 1 in Edition 16.

 

> Recommended reading: Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol, two of seven artists who are defining art with Artificial Intelligence

According to the website Interesting Engineering we are entering a Golden Age of art created through Artificial Intelligence. In this fascinating piece, which functions as an excellent introduction to the past and present of the relationship between creativity and technology, they listed seven international artists who are calling attention to this theme with their pieces, not just through the aesthetic result and their technical processes, but also through philosophy and controversy. Sougwen Chung, who is being presented as part of Nocturne 1 in Edition 16, leads the list, which also includes Refik Anadol, who will be presenting the installation Melting Memories during the two nights in Fábrica:

Edition 16: Sustainable Actions

Edition 16: Sustainable Actions

 

Rudistas, Circular and Plasti.CO: our allies for an environmentally responsible festival.

 

This year MUTEK MX will collaborate with platforms focused on reducing the environmental impact of large-scale events, promoting co-responsibility between the attendants and organizers. These are our environmental sustainability actions and the steps we’re taking towards being a sustainable festival in collaboration with our allies:

 

→ Rudistas will compensate the carbon footprint and CO2 emissions resulting from the festival’s activities by investing directly in farmer communities in the state of Querétaro.

Forests are the most powerful carbon capturing systems. By transforming land used for stockbreeding, aggressive agriculture, wood cutting or urban developments into Naturally Regenerating areas, we can contribute to the compensation of carbon emissions coming from urban areas. In order to decrease the impact of the festival’s activities, we collaborate with Rudistas, a platform in charge of measuring the festival’s carbon footprint, contributing to compensation through an endeavor that follows the NAMAS (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action) protocol.

A percentage of your ticket will be used to compensate the carbon footprint caused by the festival, allowing Rudistas to work directly in farming communities and ranches of the Sierra Gorda of Querétaro in the transformation of their lands into naturally regenerating areas by providing technology, direct financing and implementation of sustainable practices that allow the local communities to profit from the land.

 

→ We will have Reusable Cups made with recycled plastic at Nocturne 1 and 2.

With reusable cups made by Circular we will fully eliminate the use of disposable glasses for drinks. You will have two options: being reimbursed for your reusable cup before the end of our Nocturne events (the cup has a price of $30 MXN) or keep it as a memory from MUTEK MX.

 

→ Together with Plasti.CO we will have optimal handling of our residue.

This platform will be in charge of checking our facilities and training of all of the festival’s staff to have the maximum reduction of disposable plastics and materials, thus having an optimal collection of residue and recycling as much as possible. If you are interested in knowing more practices to eliminate the use of plastics and having less garbage in your everyday life, Plasti.CO has great tips in their digital channels.

 

Decreasing our environmental impact is everyone’s responsibility. Thanks for enjoying MUTEK MX responsibly.

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 29 through November 3

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 29 through November 3

 

New music from Overmono and Maria W Horn. Sougwen Chung and Refik Anadol: Winners of the 2019 Lumen Prize.

 

In MUTEK MX Recommends you’ll find the most recent news, activities, and pieces from the community that makes the festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.

 

This is what’s happening October 29 through November 3 on the path to MUTEK MX Edition 16:

 

> The winners of the 2019 Lumen coming to our 16th Edition:

One week ago the winners of the 2019 Lumen Prize were announced, and we’re proud to share that in Edition 16 you will be able to enjoy the incredible work of three of the winners: Refik Anadol, Sougwen Chung, and Cassie McQuater, frequent collaborator of Kelly Moran:

Refik Anadol: Winner of the Gold Award with Melting Memories, the installation that you will be able to enjoy in Fábrica on Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23. The Gold Award is the highest acknowledgement awarded each year, and recognizes the most innovative and impactful piece, independent of the category of the work.

Sougwen Chung: Winner of the Still Image Award with the performance piece Drawing Operations. Sougwen will present a new live A/V on Saturday, November 23 during Nocturne 2:

Cassie McQuater: Winner of the Moving Image Award with Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds, the video she created for the song of the same name, included in the magnificent Origin EP (Warp, 2019) of Kelly Moran. Cassie is also one of the visual collaborators for Grand Piano A/V, the performance by Kelly that we will enjoy on Sunday, November 24 at Auditorio BlackBerry:

 

> Epistasis by Maria W Horn is now available on vinyl and for streaming

A few days ago Maria W Horn launched her second album, Epistasis, through the label Hallow Ground. In this collection of four pieces originally composed for a live A/V multichannel that was premiered in 2018 at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Maria W Horn extends her radical exploration in composition to mixing methods of the avant garde and a string section with electronic techniques and digital manipulation. Epistasis can be heard in its entirety on digital platforms and is available on vinyl. Remember that Maria W Horn is part of the lineup of Nocturne 2.

 

>  New album from Overmono. Listen to the first single.

After an intense start of the year as part of festivals in Europe and North America and two brilliant EP’s launched in 2018, the brothers Ed and Tim Russell (known and Tessela and Truss, respectively) have finally announced a new full length that will be released through their own label, Poly Kicks. We will be able to hear Poly011 in full on November 1, and in the meantime you can dance to the first track and get your ticket to see Overmono live in MUTEK MX in Nocturne 1.

 

> New mix from Aïsha Devi for Resident Advisor

“I produce a mix the way I would produce a live set, explicitly narrative and personal. I like to set up atmospheres, locations, characters, drama and a bit of a teaching too. A kind of a Greek tragedy“ says Aïsha Devi of this mix that is also the perfect teaser for her live set as part of the lineup of Nocturne 1.  Read the full interview here:

 

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 – October 15th to 20th

MUTEK MX Recommends – October 15th to 20th

 

Lineup Edition 16: Only new releases + our CDMX best events picks.

 

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 the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16 from October 15th to 20th:

 

> “Attunement For A Thunderstorm“ by Sol Oosel. From En allégeance à l’inconnaissable – Une étude en chorégraphie pour le flux d’énergie. Full album release date: Octubre 24 through Umor Rex

Sool Oosel plays Nocturne 2.

Aunis, Pétra’s debut album via Injazero Records.

Pétra plays Nocturne 2.

>  “I’m Not Always Wher My Body Is“ by Aïsha Devi,  Varg’s Remix

Aïsha Devi plays Nocturne 1.

DJ Lag & Okzharp Mix for TANK Magazine

DJ Lag plays Nocturne 2.

Kelly Moran Mix for The Wire Magazine

Kelly Moran presents Grand Piano A/V at A/Visions 2.

 

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AGENDA  | MUTEK Recommends

Explore CDMX through sound and digital art.

 

16/10 – PétraAunis Record Release Party @ Yu Yu 

+ Ambient set by Nico aka White Visitation. 

Versalles 94, Juárez. 

Cover: $50. 

 

18/10 – Vatican Shadow @ Yu Yu

With Ñaka Ñaka, xWolfx and Muk 

Versalles 94, Juárez. 

Cover: $350.

 

18/10 – HERTZflimmern: German Mexican Electronic Night @ Foro Normandie

With Electric Indigo, resom, Perfect Lovers, Mascha and Ena Lind. 

López 15, Centro Histórico.

Cover: $200. 

 

18/10 – Minais B @ Bucareli 69

With Amanda Cyu.

Bucareli 69, Centro Histórico.

Cover: $100 and $250.