A New Hybrid Experience

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MUTEK MX & MUTEK JP are joining forces for a joint hybrid edition taking place December 5th to 13th with physical activities taking place in both Tokyo and Mexico City connected through MUTEK’s virtual festival platform.

Following the lead of MUTEK Montréal’s hybrid 21st Edition past September the idea to align the two festival editions developed out of the highly successful MUTEK Connect program. For the first time the Connect program saw a joint effort of the MUTEK network, as well as third partners converging virtually to expand the festival activities and connecting local communities around the world. With this effort in mind joining the two festival editions, which usually are just weeks apart, manifested itself to be the next logical step in curbing the effects of the ongoing pandemic on global cultural activities.

MUTEK MX will return for it’s hybrid 17th Edition for a series of exhibitions and hybrid performances in and around Mexico City, while MUTEK JP continues its presence in central Shibuya for 3-days of performances at Stream Hall for the festivities of its 5th anniversary. From December 5th to 13th the joint edition will be broadcasted on MUTEK’s virtual festival platform, which will further act as the convergence point of the two festival editions and efforts by the remaining MUTEK network and associated partners and friends!

MUTEK Montreal Edition 21 Replay

Up until the joint edition the virtual festival platform will be online showcasing the archive of MUTEK Montreal Edition 21 for free for the whole month of November. Watch a summary with the best moments of this new hybrid experience:

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MUTEK MX Edition 16 by Andy Putnam

In addition to the celebration of both editions, Andy Putnam shares his vision of MUTEK MX with this mini-documentary that mixes the testimonies of some of the international guests to the 16th Edition of the Festival in Mexico City:

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Security and Control for Attendees

In order to ensure the well-being of visitors, artists and the MUTEK team alike the physical performances will take place under strict hygiene measures. The venue capacity will be reduced to 30% in a socially distanced environment with regular disinfection measures. Mask wearing, as well as temperature checks at entry will be mandatory for all visitors looking to join the upcoming Tokyo and Mexico City editions.