MUTEK MX Recommends – August 13 – 18
Batu killed it at Dekmantel, a new high-tech hallucination by Refik Anadol and a workshop to build your own VR Cardboard.
In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the up-and-coming news, activities and pieces from the artistic community that makes our festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.
This is what’s happening between August 13-18 in the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:
> Machine Hallucinations, the new high-tech trip by Refik Anadol
Refik Anadol continues with an intense season of debuts all around the world, and just when the Artechouse platform announced that he will bring his installation Infinite Space to their Miami branch, they also started preselling tickets for one of the most ambitious immersive experiences ever created by Anadol to date, which will be debuted on the opening of a new space that will be used exclusively for multimedia innovative exhibitions: Machine Hallucinations, will debut on September 6 at the new Artechouse location, located in Chelsea, New York.
With Machine Hallucinations, Artechouse will become the first cultural space to use laser technology for projection with a 150-megapixel resolution in 16K accompanied by a L’ISA sound system with 32 channels used in order to create immersive and hyper-real soundscapes. Refik Anadol bolsters these tools with his unique mixture of data interpretation, Artificial Intelligence, 3-D sculpting and transformation of architectural environments, making Machine Hallucinations a synesthetic reality experiment that projects and transforms images from iconic buildings and spaces in New York, revealing the hidden connections between the city’s past, present and future.
“Anadol’s previous site-specific digital projections have been displayed at international cultural landmarks worldwide, but never before utilizing technology of this scale and caliber”, Artechouse stated. If you visit New York this fall, you know what to do first. And if not, Refik will come to Mexico City in November, with the debut of Melting Memories for our Edition 16. Get your tickets here.
> Watch an epic set from Batu in Dekmantel before his show at MUTEK MX
Batu is one of Dekmantel’s favorites, and for their 2019 edition, which happened just a couple of weeks ago, he played two sets, one to close the night on Saturday, the most important day at the festival, and a second one for Boiler Room on Sunday. On Saturday night, his distinctive mixing skills shined from 8 to 11 PM, gathering all the day’s energy, transforming into a dancing session that Resident Advisor considered among the top-five performances of Dekmantel 2019, as well as Crack Magazine, which simply highlighted that set as the festival’s “stand out moment” in their review. Although (at the moment) we can’t listen to the legendary three-hour set from Saturday by Batu, his performance at the Boiler Room on Sunday is now available.
It’s Dekmantel Boilerroom time… watch me close out the stage live here!
Posted by Batu_music on Sunday, August 4, 2019
And as a reminder: Batu will return to Mexico City at the peak of this momentum, ready to smash the dance floor in our Edition 16, tickets here.
> Circle Of Live expands their creative waves, making use of dance and analogue gear
Feeding the surprise and novelty factor behind Circle Of Live, the platform expanded their distinctive live jams set amongst producers by adding the British dancer Nikita Goile (member of the National Dance Company of Wales) and the live vibraphone of Masayoshi Fujita for their live performance at the inauguration of Waking Life festival, where they performed on August 14. With a live analogue instrument and the energy of a dancer like Nikita, known in the contemporary dance circuit in Europe, due to her organic and timeless and heavily improvised dance style, Circle Of Live is faithful to their commitment of unrestricted creation and artistic freedom. In this session, electronic beats and jams were created by Johanna Knutsson, Leafar Legov, Sebastian Mullaert (COL founder) and Matt Karmil.
> The top 5 favorite tracks of the Russel brothers aka Overmono in Filter MX
“Their sound is exquisite, their breakbeats are addictive and they maintain an abrasive volume at all times through use of percussion, making it impossible to escape,” says Filter México about Overmono, the duo composed by Truss and Tessela (the brothers Tom and Ed Russell), while they present the 5 tracks that have influenced them the most, which you can listen to here. And remember that Overmono is part of our Edition 16, get your tickets here.
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> DJ Stingray @ Yu Yu
Thursday, August 15, 22:30. Tickets: $350. Must bring ID 21+
> Conference: Technological disobedience and recycling @ CCD
If you are interested in knowing more about today’s technology from a critical and sustainable perspective in contemporary art practices, come to this conference with the multimedia artist Juanjosé Rivas, in which he explores concepts such as technological disobedience, programmed obsoleteness, technological recycling, cold and hot technologies, reverse engineering and sound recycling.
Friday August 16, 12:00 a 14:00. Centro de Cultura Digital.
Entrada libre – Todas las edades.
> Timedance MX presents Ploy, Phaedra, DJ Unfollow y SyrupFlowers @ Terminal
Timedance’s (Batu’s label) residence in Mexico presents a night programmed in collaboration with Ensamble. Ploy is the special guest from the UK, the label’s headquarters, he will be playing a set with new tracks and remixes also available in Bandcamp.
Saturday August 17, 22:00 h. Admission: $250 – Must bring ID
> DIY session in the Immersive Laboratory at CCD
Build your own Cardboard, DIY style, accompanied by the Immersive Laboratory Lab of the CCD. We recommend registering beforehand: http://bit.ly/DIYagoCCD19
Tuesday August 20, 16:00 to 18:00 h. Centro de Cultura Digital.
Free activity registration online.