This exhibition convenes work by the artist cohort known as alt.barbican. Part of an incubator-accelerator residency of the Barbican and Trampery in London, England it is also a collaboration with MUTEK and Concordia University’s Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. The project also has a reciprocal side called alt.MUTEK, which involves the same partners, but is supported by the Ville de Montréal. Also included in this exhibition, as part of MUTEK’s Inter_Connect project that features London, England as one of four cultural metropoles, is work from an artist currently in residence at Somerset House Studios.
Discussions with the artists will take place on Wednesday, August 23 at the Monument-National:
10:30am Meet the Artists of the alt.barbican and alt.MUTEK Incubator Programs - In Conversation with Milieux Institute
5:15pm Q&A: Club Rothko Live Demo / Eternity Chat between LaTurbo Avedon (Internet) and Estela Oliva (ES)
MUTEK is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audiovisual art. Launched in 2000, its central platform is its annual festival in Montréal, whose 18th edition will take place from August 22 to 27, 2017. Part of the official program marking Montréal’s 375th anniversary this year, MUTEK mobilizes its international connections to host four days of programming under the banner Inter_Connect, dedicated to the cultural metropoles of London, Mexico City, Barcelona and Berlin. The full 6 days and nights of the festival’s expansive program, will continue to express values of discovery, revelation and community, emphasizing premieres, exclusive appearances and artistic ingenuity.
Events will take place in the Quartier des spectacles, the Society for Arts and Technology, Monument-National, Métropolis, the WILDER Building Espace danse, and on the free outdoor stage of the Esplanade de la Place des Arts.
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.1 million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite.
Somerset House Studios is a new experimental workspace in the centre of London connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences. The Studios are a platform for the development of new creative projects and collaboration, promoting work that pushes bold ideas, engages with urgent issues and pioneers new technologies.
Milieux is an institute for research-creation at the intersection of the fine arts, digital culture and information technology. It is a platform for creative experimentation, interdisciplinary training and progressive imagination in the middle of Concordia University in downtown Montreal.
This project is supported by the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal as part of the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal.