British Council’s transcontinental digital arts programme AMPLIFY Digital Arts Initiative is back for MUTEK Montréal’s 22nd edition between August 24th and September 5th. Joining the cohort of over 80+ artists from the UK, Canada and Latin America, AMPLIFY D.A.I extends its network to welcome digital artists from Brazil, along with new partners Oi Futuro and Artlab.
Featured for the first time at MUTEK Montréal, collaborative projects between Argentinian artists AVR010 and Emilia Monin and AMPLIFY D.A.I artists PRIFMA and Efe Ce Ele will be presented as part of a new production residency led by Artlab. This past March, the artists were provided cutting-edge technology, mentoring, and workshops to merge their unique aesthetics into a seamless whole. Following MUTEK Montréal, the audiovisual projects will go on to be presented at Museos Argentinos Sonando, and Brazilian festivals Multiplicidade, Novas frecuencias and Amazonia Mapping.
In addition to the outputs of the new residency, several AMPLIFY D.A.I artists and alumni of the programme will be performing, exhibiting new work, and participating in an online forum during MUTEK Montréal. Outputs from the AMPLIFY Digital Collaboration Fund, launched in 2020, will also be presented in their current stages of development during the festival. Despite the many months of the ongoing global pandemic, the AMPLIFY D.A.I programme has continued to offer opportunities and connections between artists and looks forward to furthering these opportunities into 2021-2022.
AMPLIFY D.A.I 2021-22 is an initiative of the British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Buenos Aires, Artlab in Argentina, Oi Futuro in Brazil and Somerset House Studios in the UK. The programme is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Instituto Nacional de la Música of Argentina and Fundación Williams
AMPLIFY D.A.I artists presenting in MUTEK Montréal
Alejandra Cárdenas (Ale Hop) PE / Analucia Roeder PE / Andrea Ludovic VZ /AVR010 AR / Desert Bloom CA / Edy Fung (Quantum Foam) UK / Erin Gee CA / Feli Cabrera López (Efe Ce Ele) AR/CO / Florencia Alonso (Flor de Fuego) AR / France Jobin CA / Frances Adair Mckenzie CA/ Gabrielle Harnois-Blouin CA / Gene Tellem CA / Jennitza AR / Joaquina S. AR / Kathy Hinde UK / Kenya BR / Le désert mauve CA / Libby Heaney UK / Magdalena Molinari AR / Mimi Allard CA / Myriam Boucher CA / Nico Sorin AR / Ouri CA / PRIFMA AR / Sol Rezza AR / Stephanie Castonguay CA / Tatiana Heuman (qeei) AR / Veron Xio (x/o) CA / Vicky Clarke UK
Schedule of AMPLIFY D.A.I activities at MUTEK Montréal
Event Title / Artists
|August 24 - September 5||-||Exhibition|
|August 24||18:00-19:15||Play 1|
|August 25||9:00-9:30||Connect Replay|
|August 25||16:00-16:30||Connect Replay|
|August 25||17:00-23:00||Experience 2||Ouri|
|August 26||8:00-8:30||Connect Replay|
|August 26||8:30-9:30||Connect Replay||kenya20hz|
|August 26||15:00-15:30||Connect Replay|
|August 26||15:30-16:30||Connect Replay||kenya20hz|
|August 26||18:00-19:15||Play 5|
|August 27||17:00-23:00||Experience 4|
|August 27||22:00-22:40||Nocturne 1||Desert Bloom|
|August 29||21:30-22:15||Nocturne 2||Desert Bloom|
|August 30||8:30-9:15||Nocturne 2 Replay||Desert Bloom|
|August 30||15:30-16:15||Nocturne 2 Replay||Desert Bloom|
|August 31||20:00||Satosphere 7||Désert Mauve|
|September 1||20:00||Satosphere 8||Désert Mauve|
Details on MUTEK Montréal
- MUTEK Montréal will be presented in a hybrid format, taking place at live venues and online between August 24 and September 5, click here for complete schedule.
- Performances can be accessed online at Virtual MUTEK.
- Schedule of replays and exclusive content available here.
- Daytime conferences and Forum 7 Schedule (mix of paid and free) available here.
About AMPLIFY D.A.I.
Launched in 2018, the AMPLIFY Digital Arts Initiative has gathered 80 women-identifying artists and professionals representing 8 different nationalities, across 3 continents to build an active network of artists and professionals working in the digital arts, sound and immersive storytelling sectors in Canada, Latin America and the UK. Harnessing different cultures and experiences, AMPLIFY D.A.I fosters a platform for dialogue on gender equity and commits resources to career and capacity building activities, peer exchanges and opportunities for cohort participants to showcase their work in the context of dynamic, contemporary festivals, events and residencies. For more information on all of the artists who have participated in AMPLIFY D.A.I, visit our website here: www.amplifydai.com
About the AMPLIFY Collaboration Fund
The AMPLIFY D.A.I Collaborations Fund was launched in October 2020 to encourage international creative collaboration between the 80 cohort members of the AMPLIFY Digital Arts Initiative program from Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Peru, UK and Venezuela. 11 transnational projects featuring 25 AMPLIFY D.A.I artists from 4 countries were selected to receive support in the development of new collaborative work. Learn more about the projects here.
About Oi Futuro
“Oi” is one of the leading telecom companies in Brazil and Oi Futuro is the company’s innovation and creativity institute. Through innovative and collaborative initiatives, they foster experimentation and stimulate connections which enhance personal and collective development. The institute supports Education, Culture, Social Innovation and Sports to improve people’s lives and transform society. www.oifuturo.org.br/en/
Artlab is a platform dedicated to generating artistic, cultural and educational projects in the realms of music and multimedia arts at the national and international level. A true laboratory of ideas created by artists of different disciplines, working in community, Artlab has generated more than 350 activities including art installations, live shows, workshops, and symposiums in public and private spaces in Argentina since 2015. www.artlabpro.net
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audiovisual art since its first edition in 2000, the festival has distinguished itself as an international rendezvous. Over the years, MUTEK has expanded to include recurrent editions in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Tokyo, Dubai and San Francisco. www.mutek.org/en/
About Somerset House Studios
Somerset House Studios is an experimental workspace in the centre of London connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences. Located inside the repurposed former Inland Revenue building, the Studios offer space and support to artists pushing bold ideas, engaging with urgent issues and pioneering new technologies. It is also a platform for the development of new creative projects and collaborations. Up to 100 artists are resident at any one time and are supported to develop their practice for a defined period. The Studios is also home to Makerversity, a community of 300+ professional makers and Studio 48, a shared workspace for individuals and groups working critically at the intersection of design and technology. www.somersethouse.org.uk