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Montréal, febrero 02, 2018
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The Fourth Edition of MUTEK_IMG Runs April 11-13

Part of the official programming of this year’s Printemps Numérique, the 4th edition of MUTEK_IMG will be presented April 11-13 2018, at the Phi Centre. Addressed to both artists and professionals in the field of digital creation, MUTEK_IMG showcases Canadian talent and renowned international creators, allowing participants to catch up with their peers’ practices, extend their professional networks, learn about funding and distribution opportunities and experience some of the most innovative and inspiring technological tools.

At the core of the event lies a conference program with discussions, workshops and case studies exploring a panoply of themes, including :

  • New scenography and collective experience
  • Interactive mapping and digital practices in the urban space
  • Virtual reality / augmented reality
  • Hacktivism and artistic practices linked to digital society issues

The full program will be announced on February 27.

A World Premiere lead by Daito Manabe + Rhizomatiks Research + ELEVENPLAY

On April 13, Infamous interdisciplinary digital Renaissance man Daito Manabe and Rhizomatiks Research will lead a choreography that combines the movements of five dancers from ELEVENPLAY with an arsenal of drones, virtual objects and AI computer interventions. Described as a dance installation and inspired by Alan Turing, the performance explores the interrelationships between the performing arts and mathematics, as well as the act of perceiving physical modes of expression and the world itself. The world premiere of this new work follows on similar performances that combine corporeal and mechanical bodies in spectacular gyrations of dance and technology and will take place at the Monument-National.

About the artists

Daito Manabe is a media artist who utilizes programming, sound and interaction design to develop stage production technology for both international large-scale events and entertainment projects. His unique visions have resulted in collaborations with leading artists including Björk, Nosaj Thing, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Squarepusher, Perfume, and more across a diverse range of genres. Also the director of Rhizomatiks Research, the other members include founder Motoi Ishibashi, Yuya Hanai, Muryo Homma and Momoko Nishimoto.

Founded and directed by MIKIKO, ELEVENPLAY is a dance company composed of female dancers that explores the artistic possibilities of kinesthetic expression and technology. Mikiko Manabe, Aya Komen, Saya Shinohara, Minako, Maruyama, Emi Tamura and Yu Tokutake will take the stage in Montréal.

Watch a video of their previous performance.

Supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Tickets are on sale now
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International Competition: Interactive Architectural Mapping

Presented by the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership in collaboration with MUTEK and the MAPP_MTL festival, creators and artists residing in Canada or abroad are invited to propose interactive mapping projects for the building façade next to Saint-Laurent metro station. Five semi-finalists will receive a $1500 CAD grant to develop a prototype for presentation during MUTEK_IMG.

Submissions are open until February 12. Details here.
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