MUTEK signs an agreement with the Cervantino Festival
Plans for cooperation with the largest multidisciplinary festival in Latin America
November 04, 2009
Montreal, November 4, 2009 - Recently returned from Guanajuato, Mexico, the MUTEK team is proud to announce a new agreement, signed this past October 30, for collaboration with the Cervantino International Festival, Latin America's most important artistic event and one of the largest multidisciplinary festivals in the world.
Quebec was the guest of honour of the 37th edition of the Cervantino Festival, which took place from October 14 to November 1st, 2009. Invited to curate a program reflecting its activities and spirit, MUTEK was able to make the most of this opportunity by signing an agreement for collaboration between both festivals for several editions to come. Cervantino's call to MUTEK's expertise shows its interest and commitment in reaching out to a new generation in Mexico that is passionate about media arts and electronic music. The agreement will see a creative partnership emerge between the two festivals and will allow MUTEK to present a wide range of multidisciplinary projects at the Cervantino Festival.
This agreement reinforces MUTEK's presence in Latin America, where the organisation has been active during several years already, notably with editions of the festival in Argentina, Chile and Mexico. MUTEK has many reasons to be extremely proud of its new collaboration and the recognition that comes along with it, especially as the Cervantino Festival has also just signed a similar agreement with the prestigio us Edinburgh International Festival, another landmark event on the international stage.
As part of its first year at the Cervantino Festival this year, MUTEK had the honour of presenting Quebecois artists AKUFEN, STEPHEN BEAUPRÉ, GUILLAUME & THE COUTU-DUMONTS, GHISLAIN POIRIER, ARTIFICIEL, SKOLTZ_KOLGEN, NOMIG, GEODEZIK and VINCENT LEMIEUX, as well as Germany's MODESELEKTOR and PFADFINDEREI and Mexico's own MURCOF.
Always at the cutting edge of the international digital arts scene, and celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, MUTEK is the most respected festival of digital creativity and electronic music in North America. The festival has a proven record of attracting an audience from all over the globe, a quality that was recognized this year when MUTEK was named winner of the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois 2009 in its category. An annual gathering for diverse contemporary artistic explorations, international media and cultural institutions, and now heading into its second decade of existence, MUTEK finds itself well-placed to lead Quebec and the digital arts into the 21st century.
The eleventh edition of MUTEK will take place in Montreal June 2 to 6, 2010.