The Essential Guide to MUTEK MX Edition 18
On the verge of Edition 18, which feels more like the beginning of a new era, MUTEK MX reconfigures itself to generate experiences in which technology and innovation serve as tools for catharsis; to explore the brighter side that arises when mixing art and experimentation. With this Essential Guide, which will be constantly updated until the week of the festival, we invite you to delve into the activities of Edition 18 to make the most of the MUTEK experience.
After a long absence from face-to-face activities, the 18th Edition of MUTEK MX continues the relentless path of evolution and refinement of the festival. From November 21 to 27, new audiences and the community that the festival has cultivated and captivated over almost 20 years, will live the vertiginous series of experiences, reflections and sensations that MUTEK detonates.
Here everything you have to know.
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: MUTEK MX EDITION 18
A/Visions 1 at Domo Digital
fuse* presents Multiverse
Jérémy Oury presenta Skylark
Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Friday 25 and Sunday 27 November
Two daily functions, 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
On Monday, November 21, there will be a third performance at 10:00 p.m.
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Domo Digital Papalote Museo del Niño - Google Maps
A/Visions 2 at Anahuacalli Museum
Caterina Barbieri with Ruben Spini & MFO present Spirit Exit
Guillaume Coutu-Dumont presents Les Empires
The Bionic Harpist
Thursday, November 24, 8:30 p.m.
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Anahuacalli Museum - Google Maps
Nocturne 360 at Quarry Studios
Buena Tarde & Rodrigo Cid
CNDSD & Iván Abreu
Concepción Huerta & z.vektor + Milena Pafundi
Elías Merino & Tadej Droljc
Fezz Stenton, Karl Skene & Matt Eckensweiler
France Jobin & Markus Heckmann
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Nik Colk Void
Rafael Anton Irisarri & Florence To
Sinjin Hawke & Zora Jones
SKY H1 & Mika Oki
µ-Ziq & ID:MORA
Saturday, November 26, 6:30 p.m.
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Quarry Studios - Google Map
Learn in detail about the performances, live audiovisual, installations and sounds of Edition 18 by format:
The diversity of sounds and technical approaches that fit into the electronic music label is part of the constantly evolving identity of MUTEK MX. For Edition 18, the live sets that result from the complex creative link between humans, machines, digital spaces and physicality will take us through a fascinating labyrinth of possibilities.
From lighting design, to installations and visual collaborations to electronic music live sets, MUTEK MX is experienced with all the senses. Thus, it becomes the natural habitat for the premiere of pieces and performances specifically designed from the audiovisual narrative, either by multimedia artists or in transdisciplinary exchanges between musicians, producers, visualists, coders, set designers and experimental artists.
With all the power of multifaceted British techno, this triad of producers will deliver live sets in which the dancefloor will be guided by intensity, darkness and a lot of edge. Ready or not, tremendous performances are coming from Andy Stott, Barker and Nik Colk Void.
In this first part we focus on the Live A/V of this Second Wave and on the artists and studios that will carry out the visual and setting counterpart during the performances of different producers on Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 November at the Anahuacalli Museum and Quarry Studios.
In this second part, we share each of the installations that the corridors, rooms, and living spaces of Quarry Studios will take over, transformed into Nocturne 360.
First time at MUTEK MX?
Welcome! Behind this first meeting there are almost 20 years of digital experimentation. Dive into the most recent editions through our SoundCloud and YouTube channels, and find out a little more about what awaits you:
SoundCloud: High-quality audio from some of the most epic Nocturne show performances throughout history.
YouTube: video-recaps of the most recent editions, mini-docs and more audiovisual delights.
DIGI LAB PROGRAM 2022
IFAL: ARTISTIC RESIDENCEThanks to this collaboration between MUTEK, the Institut français d'Amérique Latine (IFAL) and INTUS, the artist Jérémy Oury is doing a residency at the INTUS studio, where he develops the piece Chroma. You can see a preview and the preparations for his presentation at Nocturne 360 as part of the INTUS OPEN STUDIO activities.
INTUS x MUTEK MXEnjoy guided tours of this space of more than 600m2 where filming, live performances, exhibitions and installations are carried out, as well as an intense schedule of workshops and talks with the STYLY team, the XR platform; with Jarrett Smith and Markus Heckmann from TouchDesigner and Derivative, Mario Alvarado aka MDAP for the Neurofeedback masterclass, workshops and performance and the PIANITY team with the Web3 & Music Communities workshop. We will also be able to see the process and final tests of two installations that will be part of Nocturne 360: The Swan, presented by INTUS, and Chroma: Ondes Dansantes, by the French artist Jérémy Oury. More details here.
MOOG ROOM MEXICOThrough a call that you can review here, the selected artists will be able to find modular and semi-modular analog synthesizers from the emblematic Moog brand. Available will be the MATRIARCH, systems for exploration like the MOOG SOUND STUDIO 3, powerful-sounding tools like the SUBSEQUENT 37, and even instruments that celebrate the brand's exploratory heritage like the ETHERWAVE THEREMIN. In the space they will have the support of brand specialists such as Pablo Mendía and Ernesto Mendoza.
HOLAWAVE x MUTEK MXin addition to the Therelumini workshops with Soft Circuit Babe and KOI presented by Ánima and How to plan a live act? with Me & Myself.
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Each of these activities is added to the MUTEK MX programming to amplify the meeting spaces between artists and audiences during the most important digital art week of the year. The schedules, access dynamics and operation are the responsibility of each promoter, independently of the organization of the festival. No MUTEK MX tickets are necessary to attend.
Look at the schedule of Collaborations on the grill by day.
xpan presents 12.expan, a Mexican brand of hi-fi sound systems, presents 12.e, the first system for sound specialization and multichannel acousmatic pieces made in Mexico, by hand and from scratch. During the week of the festival, this great spherical structure will be activated with 2 daily acoustic concerts, in which it will be possible to listen to a twelve-channel adaptation of the cycle of pieces by the Mexican composer Moisés Sacal Hadid.
Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 November, two daily concerts: 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Lab Alameda: Interspecifics presents Codex Virtualis _Genesis + MUTEK Immersive CollectionCodex Virtualis _Genesis is a two-channel video work that captures the Interspecifics artistic research framework for the creation of a taxonomic collection of speculative life forms created by the Interspecifics collective.
Immersive Collection is the new platform of the MUTEK Network dedicated to the production of extended reality (XR) pieces. This first exhibition in Mexico includes the VR adaptation of audiovisual performances by France Jobin & Markus Heckmann, Chloe Alexandra Thompson & Matthew Edwards and Line Katcho, for three intense immersive experiences from a personal headset.
Inauguration of Codex Virtualis _Genesis: Thursday, November 24, 6:00 p.m.
Hours to visit the exhibitions:
Thursday, November 24: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alameda Art Laboratory
With the Gastronomic Route circuit, MUTEK MX seeks to strengthen the connection between attendees, staff and international and national guests beyond the stages by sharing a table to enjoy the unique textures that each selected space contributes to the gastronomic creativity of Mexico City.
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