MUTEK presents an international audiovisual creation contest as part of the 18th edition of its festival. The call for submissions is now closed. Participants were asked to produce an original audiovisual composition that could not exceed 3 minutes.
The rules and procedures of the contest are detailed here.
The jury is comprised of Patti Schmidt (MUTEK), Vincent Lemieux (MUTEK), Patrick Trudeau (audiovisual artist, Diagraf) and Chris Salter (artist, Concordia University Research Chair in New media, Technology and the Senses, Co-Director, Hexagram). The jury chose the 5 finalists that are now submitted to a public vote for the Public Choice Prize, open from June 14 at noon until August 29 at noon.
Prizes Awarded to the Contest Winners
To the 5 finalists:
The broadcast of their creation on the website from June 14 to November 14, 2017
The broadcast of their creation at the Centre for Sustainable Development in Montréal during August.
1 festival t-shirt (Value: $20 CAD)
1 Ableton Live 9 Software License (Value: $449 CAD)
1 Moog Audio gift certificate (Value: $100 CAD)
To the Public Choice Prize Winner:
1 TouchDesigner Pro Software License by Derivative (Value: $2935 CAD)
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Carcasses solubles exhibits the duality existing between the metaphysical, spiritual and statistical nature of the human being and his embodied, mortal and material one. From this first posture results the Anthropocene, referring to humanity as the main actor in the recent environmental changes. Opposed to this human-centric point of view, the artists use their bodies as a bond between their own existence and the Earth, and project on them a visual which accounts for urbanization, migration, epidemics, information overload, and exploitation of natural resources. Emmanuelle Forgues Samuelle BourgaultVote
The central theme of the work is the impact of the human kind on the planet, starting from the industrial revolution. Since then the surface of the Earth has been shaped with its tools, machines and weapons. The Anthropocene is at its beginning, and no one can predict its course.Vote
The Grid uses the example of a woven textile -the essential composition of the grid- to make a bigger reference to the control of man over nature and the creation of bigger systems. Taking textile as a metaphor for labour, industrialization, resource exploitation, population growth and the human capability/desire to control and organize material; to striate spaces.Vote
ATRPCN is an artistic representation of the Anthropocene; how the human being destroys his own existence, slowly leading to the total disappearance of everything.Vote
The Valley is a collaboration between Teo Zamudio, Xavier Arocha and Milo Reinhardt, members of the Montreal artist collective susy.technology. The audio-visual piece presents a view of the world undergoing a technological transformation, as humanity and the landscape of the Earth itself shift into a symbiotic and inescapable digitization.Vote