Three extended reality works presented at the MUTEK festival

The Immersive Collection is made up of three works created by five artists – from Quebec and elsewhere in Canada, but also from the United States and Germany – who were given the mandate to adapt three performances previously given at MUTEK.

Entanglement XRby France Jobin and Markus Heckmann, House of Moiréby Chloe Alexandra Thompson and Matthew Edwards, and Immortalby Line Katcho, will have its world premiere free of charge from August 23 to 28 on the Esplanade Tranquille, in the Quartier des Spectacles.

The result is an eclectic, yet cohesive whole, ranging from the contemplative to the surreal to the dynamic.indicates the festival.

A networking cocktail will be held on August 24 at the Agora du Cœur des sciences in Montreal, during which the public will be invited to meet the five artists. Tickets are on sale on the MUTEK website (New window).

While waiting for the Immersive Collection, MUTEK invites the public to consult its virtual exhibition states of existence (New window)which brings together interactive video works created by 12 artists from here and elsewhere.

states of existence explore the relationship to digital, online communities, marginalized identities, the future of intimate relationships, surveillance, dystopia or the effect of technologies on the natural worldaccording to MUTEK.

Dancing evenings

The MUTEK festival will also offer several evenings bringing together artists from different countries.

From August 24 to 28, the public will be able to dance to electronic music that promises to be rhythmic and bewitching during the Nocturne series of events, at the MTelus and at the Society for Technological Arts (SAT).

From August 25 to 27, artists in digital art, audiovisual creation and electronic music will gather at the SAT to participate in Play evenings, which will focus on experimentation and exploration with a playful side, according to the festival.

As for the A/Visions evenings of August 26 and 27, they will feature large-scale and sensory audiovisual creations at the Théâtre Maisonneuve.

Note that the British artist Max Cooper will offer, on August 23 at the MTelus, a musical performance activated by an installation of multidimensional light points imagined by the design collective Architecture Social Club.

From August 23 to 28, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., the Esplanade Tranquille will host, on a free outdoor stage, Experience, which is described as a panorama of current electronic music.

Tickets are on sale on the MUTEK website (New window).

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