MUTEK announces the first edition of MUTEK_IMG, November 21, 22 & 23

A 3-day networking event for Montreal's creative community, in partnership with the PHI Centre

November 01, 2013
MUTEK announces the first edition of MUTEK_IMG, November 21, 22 & 23

MUTEK is proud to announce its first edition of MUTEK_IMG, from November 21 to 23, in partnership with the PHI Centre.

For several years now, MUTEK has been exploring the idea of developing an autumnal event that would mark a second, recurrent meeting point for digital art professionals and the Montreal public, besides the MUTEK festival in the spring. MUTEK_IMG focuses on the practices of moving images in the context of digital creation, it also aims to meet the needs of the local community and nourish its development.

A first-time Montreal networking event that brings together artists and professionals from the vast field of visual digital creation, the three-day event combines a free daytime program of presentations, workshops and panels with an artistic evening program, featuring an impressive roster of both local and international artists.

Day one, Thursday, November 21, will be dedicated to current practices in the art of VJing, featuring discussions and showcases by local artists that will demonstrate the rich diversity of current styles and techniques; mutations in audio-visual creation, and the notion of redefining the interaction of audio and video language will magnify these themes; and new experiences resulting from digital and new media enhanced scenography, looking at the advent of immersive environments and the possibilities for collective experiential design, will close.

On the second day, Friday, November 22, we will turn our attention to projection mapping and digital creativity in urban spaces.  Among other creative industry participants, we will present members of Moment Factory and Autodesk, who will discuss techniques that are being developed on their current projects.  Also on this day, we will host a discussion on issues relating to Montreal as a new media playground and city-wide laboratory, specifically addressing the notions of public space and openly available urban data.

Saturday, November 23rd, will focus broadly on interactivity, touching on staged spectacle, screen culture, and new narrative possibilities through technology.  Our goal is to provide a framework for dialogue and an exchange of ideas between the people working in these spheres of activity. Topics of discussion will include the rapport between technology and formats as well as their impact and multiple applications in the field of digital creation.

More than 50 representatives will participate in MUTEK_IMG, including:

Mouna Andraos (Daily tous les jours), Dominic Audet (Moment Factory), Jean-Sébastien Baillat (Baya), Caroline Blais (Chocobeets), Quentin Bleton (Moment Factory), Frank Bretschneider, Marion Carassou-Maillan (Vj Ma”), Manuel Chantre, Owen Chapman (Mobile Media Lab Concordia), Nelson De Robles (Moment Factory), Jean Dubois (Hexagram), Philippe Dubost (Moment Factory), Claude Faribault (Living Lab Montréal), Claude Fortin (Making Culture Lab at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University), Louise Guay (Living Lab Montréal), Patrick Harrop (Architecture Department, University of Manitoba), Daniel Iregui (Iregular), Jimmy Lakatos (Artificiel), Vincent Leclerc (Eski), Prune Lieutier, Diane Mercier (Open Data Portal, City of Montréal), Janicke Morissette (Geodezik), Christian Pormerleau (Gridspace), Sabrina Ratté, Ehsan Rezaie (Eewerx), Cheryl Sim (DHC/ART), Dominique Skoltz, Greg J. Smith (HOLO Magazine), Oli Sorentino (Oli Sorenson), Francis Théberge (TiND), Alain Thibault (Elektra), Patrick Trudeau (Diagraf), Thien Vu Dang (Moment Factory).

We look forward to seeing you at PHI Centre from November 21 to 23. Even more details will be unveiled at on Thursday, November 7, with the publishing of the complete program and schedule. You will also be able to reserve a seat (entry is free of charge, but we ask that you confirm your presence) for the daytime activities and buy tickets for the evening events.

MUTEK would like to take this opportunity to thank PHI Centre, the Conseil des Arts du Québec, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal, and Elektra for their support in this event.  We’d also like to thank our content partners: Autodesk, Eski, Hexagram, HOLO Magazine, Living Lab Montréal, Moment Factory, and the Society for Arts and Technology, as well as all the artists and individual contributors.


Schedule Overview


Thursday November 21:

Morning: The state of the Art of VJing

Afternoon: Mutations in A/V Creation; New Scenography

Networking Cocktail (6@8)

Evening Program 1 (20h30)


Friday November 22:

Morning: Mapping Techniques and Projects presented by Moment Factory

Afternoon: Urban Space as New Media Playground; Montréal as Laboratory

Afternoon: Human Computer Interaction and Real-Time Technologies presented by Autodesk

Networking Cocktail with Hexagram (6@8)

Evening Program 2 (20h30)


Saturday November 23:

Afternoon: Interactivity; Data Visualization; New Narrative Forms and Effect/Affect; artist presentations and case studies

Closing Cocktail (6@8)

Evening Program 3, Co-presentation with Elektra (21h)


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