by S(GBA)

Highlighting LATAM Artist Performances at Festival MUTEK Montréal 2021 

A feature in three parts. 

MUTEK, a Canada-born Festival of digital creativity and electronic music brought together a variety of visionary artists and business sectors crossing technological fields and sonic explorations during last week’s MUTEK Festival 2021. With annual festivals in Mexico City, Tokyo, San Fransisco, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Montréal and many more cities around the globe guests and invitees experience a new dimension of digital networking. Especially in times where global interconnectivity and exchange become essential to industries. An exemplary platform like MUTEK champions its mission to connect people globally under up-to-date topics and makes itself indispensable. After 21 years of experience, the reach and power the network has created is visible, but more important, made accessible. 

Providing an outlet for artists, networkers, business sectors, and panels the hybrid event, connecting analog and digital spaces, performances, and networking possibilities growing its territories further this year discussing and placing topics such as Curating Digital Art, Crypto Art, and NFTs, BIPOC in Tech, Human Connections, Digital Society just to name a few, in the center of a global community.  

The festival has archived talks, performances and interactive artworks and more of the 22nd edition via Virtual Mutek.org available to re-watch until September 30. MUTEK COONECT “a model of digital interconnectivity based on the multiple and strengthened cultural connections existing between the MUTEK headquarters in Montréal, its international network and different festival partners” has programmed  a number of LATAM artists from music and visual art forms together, that we sum up for you in this article. Along the official information we share with you previous projects in three parts to get a deeper knowledge around participants works. 

 

1. Nico Sorín & Efe Ce Ele (AR)

 

 

Mutek Performance: 

Can electronic music be organised as an orchestra and emulate symphonic music’s textures? Nico Sorín and Efe Ce Ele develop an interactive performance with a journey through music, image and light, while the sound and tracks fade in an improvisation with a delayed Toy Piano, a Nord Wave 2, Model Samples, an Octatrack and a sound processor. As a digital metaphor, the modular landscapes created through TouchDesigner, become dynamic geometries.

Official Bio Nico Sorín:

Colombian artist living in Argentina Feli Cabrera Lopez is a musician, producer, transmedia artist and non-binary trans activist. She is interested in embodiment, genre, biology, technology and music. She works from experimentation and emotions, making our culture’s opposite binary themes face each other. Her work comes to life in different formats, from video art to sound art, electronic music, transmedia performances and generative art.

Official Bio Efe Ce Ele: 

Colombian artist living in Argentina Feli Cabrera Lopez is a musician, producer, transmedia artist and non-binary trans activist. She is interested in embodiment, genre, biology, technology and music. She works from experimentation and emotions, making our culture’s opposite binary themes face each other. Her work comes to life in different formats, from video art to sound art, electronic music, transmedia performances and generative art.

Photo:Efe Ce Ele + Jorge Haro at Palermo University Studios

 

2. CNDSD & Iván AbreuMX – Generative Zone

 

Mutek Performance: 

Parting from the universe of coding possibilities, programmers Malitzin Cortes (aka CNDSD) and Iván Abreu channel their different creative explorations that range from architecture and sound art to the intersections between science and art. Together, they generate a conversation full of digital poetics that is lived in constantly changing experiences defined as generative cinema.

For MUTEK ES+AR 2021 they will present Desierta, an intense display of live cinema coding of musical aesthetics that hybridizes introspective landscapes, noise glitch and intricate rhythms written live by CNDSD with graphics of 3D spaces intervened with generative animation, real-time video synthesis and expressive light control programmed by Abreu.

Bio Iván Abreu: 

He explores the veracity and instrumental capacity of science and technology in art contexts, and the possible poetic and/or political value of the findings that emerge from these crossings, as a consequence through processes like visualization, interaction design, industrial design , software and web development, engineering and electronics, expanding the possibilities of drawing, graphics, digital media, photography, sound art, video, sculpture, and architectural and urban installation.

 

 

 

3. AVR010 / PRIFMAAR

 

Mutek Performance: 

AVR010’s first live performance meets PRIFMA’s terrenal & fantastic live visuals. Light travels through little translucent sculptures simulating crystals, forming a cellular landscape that is explored and registered with a webcam. The footage is intervened live with digital techniques while a giant LED screen contains the mix of samplers and synthesizers executed by AVR010.
This collaboration launches the first part of the Artlab’s Artist-In-Residence Programme in collaboration with British Council’s Amplify D.A.I.

Official Bio Emilia Monin, known as AVR010

Emilia Monin, known as AVR010 is an Argentinian musician and producer. Bachelor in Music & Technology from the Quilmes’ university in Buenos Aires. Her productions are filled with a freedom spirit, where labelling doesn’t have a place, so that all possibilities that electronic music provides can be explored in an experimental way. In her creative process she uses samples recorded with Tascam, which are later cropped and edited, also owning and using voices found in filmic series, mixing them with melodic and rhythmic loops. During 2019, living in Berlin, she finished production of her first EP Forget about this record, edited through the argentinian label Isla Visión. This album of an electronic profile, travels between the use of samples, digital composition and analog synthesis. In 2021, she was selected by the national open call developed by INAMU (National Music Institute of Argentina) which paved the way for her to participate in Artlab’s Artist-In-Residence Programme in collaboration with British Council’s program Amplify D.A.I

Official Bio Mercedes Invernizzi Ovied:

Mercedes Invernizzi Oviedo is a multimedia artist, activist, performance and communicator born in Cuba. She studied the Multimedia Arts career in Argentina’s National University of the Arts (UNA). She actively participates in the Articiclo and Asolar transfeminist collectives, that promote urban interventions in defense of human rights and the LGBTIQ+ community. Since 2019 she is part of the Amplify D.A.I programme, the global network of women artists and curators that work in digital arts. She co-created, with Laura Fuchs, the luminical installations and visuals artistic project PRIFMA. With this proposal, they have performed in festivals and events such as: The Wrong-New Digital Art Biennale, MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Argentina, Festival Amplify D.A.I. en Fundación Telefónica – Perú, 48 hs, Neukölln’ – Berlín, Festival Artístico de la Universidad Nacional de las Artes (FAUNA), La Noche de los Museos’(Museo de la Cárcova), and the Digital Arts residency at Somerset House Studios, 2019 (UK).

Official Bio Laura Fuchs: 

Argentinian artist Laura Fuchs is a photographer, multimedia visual artist and workshop developer currently living in Buenos Aires. In her projects, she integrates the study of botanics with art, using her gardening studios coursed in the Agronomy School of the University of Buenos Aires. She graduated from the Vocational Art Institute with a specialization in audiovisual media and studied photography in IMDAFTA. Since 2019 she is part of the Amplify D.A.I programme. She co-created, with Mercedes Invernizzi, the luminical installations and visuals artistic project PRIFMA.

The second and third Part of artist performances are coming out next week here on NSNS Magazine. Images Video Stills, Biography, Performance Texts (https://virtual.mutek.org/en/montreal-2021/replay-3, 12.09.2021) 

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