Within one of the most challenging years in the history of the Festival, working almost to the limit and with reduced resources, MUTEK MX celebrated an Edition 17 in a hybrid, special and collaborative format; a unique exercise that, through collective effort, consolidated the importance of forming networks around digital art. The convergence of the 2 artistic communities of Mexico and Japan, in their desire to explore new frontiers that transcend physical limitations and social isolation, brought together artists, innovators and technological visionaries for 5 consecutive days in 3 virtual stages, a gallery interactive, a series of lectures, talks and master classes in Digi Lab format, and a listening room with continuous selections from the sound archives of the MUTEK network.
The central Mexican-Japanese programming was extended through the MUTEK Connect series, which provided a platform for collaborations with MUTEK's global branches and our international partners from Insomnia & Ekko Festival in Norway, the Club to Club festival in Italy and the B39 / PRECTXE festival in South Korea. In summary, more than 8,500 users on virtual.mutek.org during 5 days of premieres and 15 days of replays; 77 artists from 16 countries and nearly 114,500 views of all content deployed from December 9 to January 1.
We sincerely thank all the artists and virtual assistants who accompanied us in this historic edition, undoubtedly a challenge that ventured us to overcome the adversities of an extremely complicated year for the industry and that prompted us to write the future of our network, a future based on collaboration and the infinite possibilities of technology.
A special thanks to all the cities that are part of our network, El Foro, Surface, Intus, #mxvrhub, AltspaceVR, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Folklore, AKFN, Timecode, Secretaría de Cultura y Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores.
傀儡神楽 ALTER THE ANDROID KAGURA ● AINSLEE ALEM ROBSON ● AKIKO YAMASHITA ● ALBA G. CORRAL ● ALEX CZETWERTYNSKI ● AMNL PRNT & VALERIA VICENTE ● ANDY MARTIN ● BALAGO ● CNDSD & IVÁN ABREU ● COREY FULLER + BREAK ENSEMBLE X SYNICHI YAMAMOTO ● DAITO MANABE ● EDGAR MONDRAGÓN & ERIK LÓPEZ ● EIICHI SAWADO & AKIKO NAKAYAMA ● EIKO ISHIBASHI & JIM O’ROURKE ● ELINA WAAGE MIKALSEN & INGRID KRISTENSEN BJØRNAALI ● ELIZABETH ROS ● FLORENCE TO ● HM505 & VJ MENTALNY JEŻ ● ISAAC SOTO & FEDERICO TORRES ● JIONY & SABME ● JORGE SUARET ● KAFUKA & KEZZARDRIX ● KAORU TANAKA ● KYOKA & SHOHEI FUJIMOTO ● LARS HORNTVETH & THE BIT20 ENSEMBLE ● LE FANTOM ONDE ● LUCAS GUTIERREZ & ROBERT LIPPOK ● MABE FRATTI & MILENA PAFUNDI ● MACHÌNA ● MAIKA LOUBTÉ ● MARIANELA FUENTES ● MOONSHINE ● MURCOF & SERGI PALAU ● NELLY-EVE RAJOTTE ● NEUTRAL (FUMITAKE TAMURA & AOKI TAKAMASA) ● NOHBORDS & AA ● OMODAKA ● OPEN REEL ENSEMBLE ● PEPE MOGT ● PORTO PORTO! ● QOA & JOAQUINA S. ● SABRINA RATTÉ ● SUPER HEAVY METAL ● TACOBITCH ● TAKUMA NAKATA ● TARAS MASHTALIR ● TARTA RELENA ● THINK AND SENSE & INTERCITY-EXPRESS ● TRANSGRESORCORRUPTOR & KEN-ICHI KAWAMURA ● VAA ● WASTED FATES & FUTURE FORWARD ● XOCHIPEOPLE ● YURI URANO & MANAMI SAKAMOTO