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April 4, 2019
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The international festival of digital creativity MUTEK Argentina begins its 2019 activities with the celebration of the first NANO MUTEK in Buenos Aires. With a more intimate and experimental format, it will be focused in developing topics of diversity and gender equality through the Amplify platform, in collaboration with British Council and Somerset House Studios.

In the course of two days, that will include a symposium, a workshop and a live performances program, it will be a meeting point for local and international names from the creative industries, professionals, innovators and audiovisual artists.

Amplify is the initiative that connects an active network of women-identified artists and curators working in the digital arts and immersive storytelling sectors in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and the UK. Connecting different cultures and experiences, Amplify activates a platform for dialogues on access, inclusion and gender equality between local and international industry professionals.

Amplify took place for the first time during MUTEK Montréal 2018, but many of the participants involved in this project have embarked on a transcontinental circulation throughout 2018-2019, with the first stops in Buenos Aires and Mexico City and finally reconnecting in the UK at Somer set House Studios in London, during the upcoming month of june.

Amplify is led by the British Council, MUTEK Festival and Somerset House Studios. In Argentina, it is also supported by SKYY Vodka Argentina as part of their CONECTASKYY program.


Friday 05.04 | 6pm | El Cultural San Martín - Sala Alberdi | Sarmiento 1551 | 6th floor

Diversity in curation: re-engendering the creative industries

There is an increasing amount of initiatives that are encouraging gender equality and female empowerment. How do governments and institutions support cultural changes? Which are the international organizations that are making efforts towards a change in social regulations?
In the context of the first NANO MUTEK in Buenos Aires, and prior to the 3rd edition of the festival in September, MUTEK.AR reaffirms its commitment with inclusion and gender equality gathering professionals and representatives of local and international organizations in a panel that will go over examples of different sectors and countries in which actions related with equality and diversity are working on creating and generating changes.
Victoria Ferreira (Amplify) and Ariel Charec (MUTEK.AR)
Andrea Paz (Recreo) (CL)
Andreea Magdalina ( (UK)
Laura Tesoriero (The Latin Recording Academy) (AR)
M. Laura Ruggiero (Seiren Films, Amplify) (AR)
Natalia Perelman (Red de Mujeres en el Sonido) (AR)
Paula Rivera (INAMU) (AR)
Valeria Zamparolo (British Council Argentina)

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This event is free. It takes place in Spanish and has limited capacity.

Nocturnal Program

| Friday 05.04 | 12am | La Tangente | Honduras 5317

A showcase for contemporary electronic experimentation. A night for immersive and dynamic sets by emerging talent from the UK, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina.
Andrea Paz (CL)
Beatrice Dillon (UK)
Braian & Adriana A. Navarro (AR+UY)
Motia (AR)
Naiborg (AR)
Prifma (AR)
Victoria Barca (AR)
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Digi Lab

Saturday 06.04 | 4pm | Museo Sívori | Av. Infanta Isabel 555

MusicHackspace: making music with code by Joanne Armitage (Algobabez)
In this workshop, Joanne will show the basics of making music with code in SuperCollider, including sound synthesis and patterns. She will give a presentation about her artistic practice and previous projects, and will go in depth about the creative tools she uses, such as SuperCollider and Tidal Cycles.
Live performances (from 7pm):
Joanne Armitage (UK)
Null (Sofía Cascardo, Carla Tapparo, Florencia Alonso & Iris Saladino) (AR)
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This event is free. It takes place in English and has limited capacity.

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