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January 31, 2024
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Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith at Teatro de la Ciudad

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“This shaman, beat poet and timeless force called Patti Smith marked a before and after, along with the shocking contribution of the Soundwalk Collective.”

“María Sabina cured with mushrooms. Patti Smith does it even with her poetry, with atmosphere, with sound, music and an atmosphere that shakes her audience to the core." - Semana - Colombia

“(An absolutely contemporary performance), it is a very powerful narrative, from many fronts, sound, narrative, poetic, visual.”
- Volcánicas Revista

“A moving and inspiring hypersensory experience.”
- Radiónica - Colombia

16 Correspondences by Frankie Casillo

After confirming the dates of MUTEK México Edition 20, which will take place from October 7 to 13, we are very excited to share the first of a series of collaborations that will take place throughout 2024, to celebrate and recognize the various allies that They have been an integral part of the first twenty years of the festival.

Correspondances, an immersive performance developed by Patti Smith and Soundwalk Collective over the course of a decade, has transformed audiences in spaces such as the Onassis Stegi in Athens, the Rewire festival in the Netherlands, the Belém Cultural Center in Portugal and the Sala Teatro Colón in Bogotá (where it had its world premiere in July 2023), thanks to a powerful channeling of poetry, visual experimentation, cinema and completely live analog sound ambiance. Its premiere in Mexico City on Friday, March 1 on the emblematic stage of Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris marks the long-awaited return of the legendary Patti Smith (United States) after her last performance in 2017, and the CDMX debut of Soundwalk Collective (France/Germany), a multifaceted and transdisciplinary project led by Stephan Crasneanscki and Simone Merli that has collaborated with artists as diverse as Nan Goldin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Abel Ferrera, Mulatu Astatke and Jean-Luc Godard in nearly 25 years of activity .

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Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith

"But in the midst of all this, there is still art. We are not just here to destroy. Even if we destroy ourselves, we are also here to create." - Patti Smith in conversation with Stephan Crasneanscki

Correspondences is an emotional and energetic experience that combines the poetry and eternal punk flame of Patti Smith, cinematic references and powerful images created by Pedro Maia (Portugal), and the deep instrumentations of an ensemble that creates a soundtrack in real time, with Lucy Railton, Diego Espinosa Cruz González, and Leonardo Heiblum under the direction of Stephan Crasneanscki and Simone Merli of Soundwalk Collective.

With this transdisciplinary mix developed by Patti Smith and Soundwalk Collective after exchanging poems, field recordings taken in places like Chernobyl or the sacred mountains of India, along with cinematographic and sound references, the artists confront us with the importance and consequences of the climate crisis in recent decades, while delivering a unique immersive experience in the contemporary landscape.

Photos: Frankie Casillo

25 Correspondences by Frankie Casillo
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This will be a unique presentation on the Mexico City billboard, possible thanks to the collaboration with the CDMX Secretariat of Culture within the framework of its Tiempo de Mujeres festival sponsored by Defender. Very soon we will announce the next activities to celebrate the historical collaborations of MUTEK México, as well as the first details of the 20th Edition of the festival. This is just the beginning!

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Friday, March 1, 20:00

Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris

Luneta plus: $1,400 MXN + charges

Luneta lateral: $1215 MXN + charges

Luneta trasera: $1,215 MXN + charges

Primer piso plus: $810 MXN + charges

Primer piso: $585 MXN + charges

Anfiteatro: $585 MXN + charges

Galería: $485 MXN + charges

Access to minors from 12 years old.


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