Monday 16 November 2020


3 Free Online Showcases: Somerset House Studios, Noviembre Electrónico, MUTEK Montreal

Anchored in the UK, Canada and Argentina, the AMPLIFY D.A.I cohort launches into a bustling month of residency, public performances and exhibitions! The third cycle of this dynamic, interdisciplinary program for women-identifying digital artists working in the realms of sound, visual and immersive storytelling has proven resilient throughout these challenging months. Our partners have all responded with agile and ingenious pivots to online and virtual platforms in the wake of the global pandemic.  There are three ways, from three different continents in November, to catch the work of this exceptional cohort of artists:

Candie (AR) Chloe Alexandra Thompson (CA) Debby Friday (CA) Desert Bloom (CA) Edy Fung (UK) Efe Ce Ele (AR) Erin Gee (CA) Flor de Fuego (AR) Flora Yin Wong (UK) Frances Adair Mckenzie (CA) GLOR1A (UK) Heather Lander (UK) Honey VH+ Haq Pazhutan (CA) Joaquina Salgado (AR)  Kathy Hinde (UK) Le désert mauve (CA) Libby Heaney (UK) Lila Tirando a VioletaARMimi Allard (CA) Myriam Boucher (CA) Oboxum (CA) Ouri (CA) Qeei (AR) Qoa (AR) Sahar Homami (CA) Sol Rezza (AR) Sonya Stefan (CA) Vicky ClarkeUKWhisky (AR)

Somerset House Studios / November 24 - December 20

Following a full slate of discursive, practical and showcase activities during the hybrid edition of MUTEK Montreal in September, participants in the 2019 and 2020 cohorts head back online for a digital iteration of the London-based Somerset House Studios residency taking place from November 24 to 27. A series of sessions and workshops exploring creative practices, production, promotion, virtual performance, intellectual property and other career building skills will culminate in a free 3-day public programme of performance, public discussion, films and a gallery of artworks showcasing artists from the Amplify cohort, with all content remaining online until 20 December 2020. Visit:


Digital artworks and films from Debby Friday, Edy Fung, Erin Gee, Frances Adair Mckenzie, Heather Lander, Kathy Hinde, Lila Tirando a Violeta, Sahar Homami, Sol Rezza, Tatiana Heuman and Vicky Clarke 


19:30-23:00 UK | 11:30-14:00 Vancouver, 14:30-17:00 Montreal | 15:30-18:00 Argentina 
Performances broadcast from the UK, Canada and Argentina from Candie, GLOR1A, Obuxum, Ouri and Whisky with visuals from Flor De Fuego.  


17:00 -18:30 UK | 09:00-10:30 Vancouver, 12:00-13:30 Montreal | 13:00 – 14:30 Argentina 
Panel discussion: How do we create art in a time of crisis? With Chloe Alexandra-Thompson, Efe Ce Ele, GLOR1A and Sonya Stefan  

Visual Essay by Libby Heaney

Noviembre Electrónico / November 24 - 28

Running in parallel from November 24 to 28, the 9th edition of Buenos Aires’s Noviembre Electrónico Festival, dedicated to electronic and digital culture, offers a free program in hybrid version featuring more than 60 artists across a multitude of disciplines and formats including: showcase exhibitions, performances, masterclasses, conferences and other activities focusing on the topics of arts and science crossovers, video games, virtual and augmented reality, music and robotics. AMPLIFY D.A.I  artists will present shows and exhibitions as part of the lineup, that can be consulted here:


Digital artworks and films from Erin Gee, Frances Adair Mckenzie, Heather Lander and Kathy Hinde available for free on the Vivamos Cultura online platform:


Performance broadcast: Desert Bloom + VJ Myriam Boucher
21:00-21:55 Argentina | 00:00-00:55 (Wednesday) UK | 16:00-16:55 Vancouver, 19:00-19:55 Montreal


Performance broadcast: Qoa & Joaquina S.
21:00-21:42 Argentina | 00:00-00:42 (Thursday) UK | 16:00-16:42 Vancouver, 19:00-19:42 Montreal


Performance broadcast: Le désert mauve
21:00-21:46 Argentina | 00:00-00:46 (Friday) UK | 16:00-16:46 Vancouver, 19:00-19:46 Montreal

Performance broadcast: Mimi Allard
22:00-22:30 Argentina | 01:00-01:30 (Friday) UK | 17:00-17:30 Vancouver, 20:00-20:30 Montreal


Performance broadcast: Flora Yin-Wong 
21:00-21:30 Argentina | 00:00-00:30 (Saturday) UK | 16:00-16:30 Vancouver, 19:00-19:30 Montreal

Performance broadcast: Cy-Ens (Honey vH+ Haq Pazhutan & Max Pazhutan) 
22:00-23:00 Argentina | 01:00-02:00 (Saturday) UK | 17:00-18:00 Vancouver, 20:00-21:00 Montreal


Projection of digital artworks and films from Erin Gee, Frances Adair Mckenzie, Heather Lander and Kathy Hinde on the façade of the Centro Cultural San Martín. 
19:00-20:00 Argentina | 21:00-22:00 UK | 14:00-15:00 Vancouver, 17:00-18:00 Montreal

Performance by Flor de Fuego
20:00-20:30 Argentina | 23:00-00:00 UK | 15:00-15:30 Vancouver, 18:00-18:30 Montreal

Performance by Efe Ce Ele 
20:40-21:10 Argentina | 23:40-00:10 UK | 15:40-16:10 Vancouver, 18:40-19:10 Montreal

MUTEK Montreal Replay / November 4 - 30

MUTEK Montreal reactivates their recent 21st edition performance and exhibition archives for on-demand viewing, from November 4 to 30. Featuring nearly 60 live electronic music performances, 26 digital works from the Distant Arcades exhibition and an additional 20 exclusive sound pieces as part of their Stream On project, AMPLIFY D.A.I artists figure heavily across all programs. The archives are open here:



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 brand new website here:

AMPLIFY D.A.I is an initiative of the British Council in partnership with MUTEK Montréal, MUTEK Buenos Aires and Somerset House Studios in the UK. The programme is supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Fundación Williams.