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A bold proposal launched in 2018 to connect women-identifying artists working in digital arts and electronic music across the Americas and the UK—AMPLIFY D.A.I returns to MUTEK Montréal to showcase the ingenious and future-bending work of 20 new participants. Selected by the British Council, Somerset House Studios and MUTEK, artists from Argentina, Canada, and the UK, join a series of public-facing discursive, exhibition and performance activities during the festival’s hybrid edition running September 8 – 13, accessible to the world through MUTEK’s online portals. Enriched by its harnessing of different cultures and experiences, AMPLIFY D.A.I fosters a platform for dialogue on access and equality, while also providing career and networking opportunities—and committing resources to elevate and advance the contemporary and dynamic artistic practices of each cohort. More than 80 women have participated in the initiative, which debuted at MUTEK during the same year the festival first achieved gender parity. 

Visit our dedicated AMPLIFY D.A.I website here

Check out the complete MUTEK Montréal Festival programme here

AMPLIFY D.A.I 2020 Programme Schedule:

All AMPLIFY D.A.I performances are available to stream for free.

Wednesday September 9th

10:30-11:30am: MASTERCLASS: Tactile Materiality, Stereoscopy and VR with Frances Adair McKenzie.

3:30-5:45pm: Presentations - Turn it up with Vicky Clarke, Edy Fung, GLOR1A, Heather Lander, Qeei and Sol Rezza. 

9:30pm: PLAY 3 with Cy-Ens (Honey vH+ Haq Pazhutan).

Thursday September 10th

10:30-11:30am MASTERCLASS: Expanded Cinema en 2020 with Sahar Homam.

1:45-3:00pm: PANEL: AI and the Human Voice with Erin Gee, Jose Sotelo Descript and Jovanka von Wilsdorf.

6:00-6:30pm: PLAY 4 with Mimi Allard and Gabriel Lavoie Viau.

6:45-7:30pm: PLAY 4 with Le désert Mauve.

10:50pm: Experience 2 with OBUXUM. 

Friday September 11th

6:30-7:00pm: Connect_AR2 with Flor de Fuego.

7:00-8:00pm: Connect_AR2 with Efe Ce Ele.

9:00-10:00pm: Nocturne 2 with Desert Bloom.

2020 Artists:

Debby Friday (CA), Desert Bloom (CA/QC), Edy Fung (UK), Efe Ce Ele (AR), Erin Gee (CA/QC), Flor de Fuego (AR), Frances Adair Mckenzie (CA/QC), GLOR1A  (UK), Heather Lander (UK), Honey vH+ Haq Pazhutan (IR/QC), Lila Tirando a Violeta (UY/ARG), Kathy Hinde (UK), Le Désert Mauve (CA/QC), Mimi Allard (CA/QC), Oboxum (CA), Qeei (AR/DE), Sahar Homami (IR/QC), Sol Rezza (AR), Vicky Clarke (UK)

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.

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