MUTEK_IMG, the 4th edition of the forum on current practices in digital creation, takes place April 11-13 at the Phi Centre, as part of the official program of the Digital Spring and in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut. MUTEK_IMG aims to strengthen the leadership of Montréal as a nerve centre of digital creativity, contributing to its development and its influence by the promotion of its culture, its creators and the activation of local and international collaborations.
At the core of the event lies a conference program with panels, workshops and case studies presented in collaboration with several partners such as the digital art magazine HOLO, exploring a panoply of themes, including:
Immersive experiences: audiovisual performance, digital scenography, interactive installation, projection mapping, virtual and augmented reality
Critical issues in digital culture: artificial intelligence, big data, the deep web, digital privacy, post-truth media, blurring the virtual and physical worlds, digital policies
Visions of the future: prototyping tomorrow with art and design, human-machine choreographies, emerging storytelling tools, automated tools for creation and new digital aesthetics
For the occasion, Interdisciplinary digital Renaissance man Daito Manabe, his Rhizomatiks Research group and ELEVENPLAY, led by choreographer MIKIKO will present the world premiere of their latest creation discrete figures combining corporeal and mechanical bodies in spectacular gyrations of dance and technology, at the Monument-National in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles on April 13. The project is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.