Simon Hughes and Mario Doucette at Division Gallery
The MAC’s hosting of EM15 signals the Montreal establishment’s embrace of the digital fringes. Have Elektra and MUTEK become “high” culture?
EM15’s Connecting Cities Symposium targets the intersection between urban creation and civic engagement, and aims to imagine a more human city for the 21st century.
Ryoji Ikeda’s C4I probes the diminishing barrier between the real and the virtual, approaching themes of government control and surveillance in an apocalyptic manner.
Call it a critical mass, or call it a fateful synergy: MUTEK, Elektra and Laïka all turn 15 this year, and EM15 marks the crucial convergence of milestones.
Since 2000, MUTEK has been steadily expanding the cultural reach of electronic music in Montreal: out of the clubs and lofts, and into the halls of high culture.
With double programs, busy lineups and a range of free shows, there’s never been a better time to experience your first MUTEK.
The Elektra International Digital Arts Festival shows why Montreal is the North American capital for digital arts.