AMPLIFY at MUTEK Argentina:From 12 to 15 September 2019
For the 2019/2020 edition, AMPLIFY will present a new group of 20 artists and professionals from Argentina, Canada, Peru and the UK who work in the field of digital arts and electronic music to participate in professional training workshops, talks and live shows during MUTEK Festival in Buenos Aires from 12 to 15 September 2019.
AMPLIFY is an initiative of The British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Argentina, Fundación Telefónica in Peru and in collaboration with Somerset House Studios in the UK that connects an active network of women-identified artists and curators working in the digital arts, VR, AR, immersive storytelling and electronic music sectors in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and the UK. The programme aims to create new spaces by activating a platform for visibility, dialogues on access, inclusion and gender equality between local and international industry professionals.
AMPLIFY offers networking opportunities, showcases, exhibitions and performances, residencies, workshops, creative labs and field trips.
The first AMPLIFY programme took place in 2018 engaging 20 selected artists in MUTEK editions in Montréal, Buenos Aires and Mexico City, finally reconnecting in the UK with a residency at Somerset House Studios in 2019.
For the 2019/2020 edition, AMPLIFY will feature a new cohort of 20 artists and professionals from Argentina, Canada, Peru and UK that will participate in the programme.
As part of the 2018 outcomes, MUTEK Montréal achieved gender parity, and for the first time, an online platform is being developed that will include a database, toolkits, resources, events, mentorship and collaboration opportunities for the AMPLIFY network.
Amplify is led by the British Council, MUTEK and Somerset House Studios, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. In Argentina, it also has the support of SKYY Vodka and its #ConectaSKYY platform.
Artists featured in Mutek Argentina:
Ale Hop (PE)
CLON x NWRMTC (UK)
Flora Yin-Wong (UK)
Gene Tellem (CA/QC)
Giselle Angeles (PE)
Joaquina Salgado (AR)
Magalena Molinari (AR)
Nelly-Eve Rajotte (CA/QC)
Push 1 stop & Wiklow (CA/QC)
Vic Bang (AR)