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TouchDesigner at MUTEK Montréal 2022

It's a special time of year we look forward to with great anticipation, and after two hybrid/local editions the MUTEK festival of electronic music and digital creativity is back as 'IRL' as it gets for its 23rd edition August 23rd to 28th. If you are attending we've put together this schedule of performances, panels, meetups and dome shows featuring artists who are using TouchDesigner in their work. We hope to see you there, and wish you a bon festival! Buy tickets and festival passes > Mutek | Mutek Forum
August 23 - 28, 2022 — esplanade Tranquille, Montréal
Experience the Immersive Collection in Québec (free) World premiere during the MUTEK Festival
Location: VR Garden Newmont Éléonore at Festival de musique émergente (FME): September 1-4 — FME Hub, Rouyn-Noranda

> XR artwork

From the program: As a festival presenting cutting-edge audiovisual performances — works that innovate to create a new language of sound and images — we have always strived to accompany artists across new boundaries of technology. 2022 opens up a new chapter for MUTEK, marking our first steps as an Extended Reality (XR) content producer. Five artists have stepped up to the challenge of reinventing a past festival performance into an XR artwork. The result is an eclectic yet coherent set of three different XR projects ranging from contemplative to surreal to dynamic: Entanglement XR by France Jobin & Markus Heckmann, House of Moiré by Chloe Alexandra Thompson & Matthew Edwards (aesthetic.stalemate), and Immortelle by Line Katcho. Learn more >


Tuesday, August 23, 2022 19:30 - 08:15 EDT
Satosphère 1: CLAUDE & Shin Hyejin KR — Trial
> Live A/V Immersive Dome Environment

From  the program: Presented as part of the 2022 edition of the MUTEK festival, this double program includes L'alter-Monde, a film by Sandrine Deumier and Myriam Bleau, and Trial, a performance by CLAUDE and Shin Hyejin. Through these works exhibited in the immersive dome environment of the Satosphère, the artists address concerns over eco-sensitivity and the anthropocene, and question the relationship between humans, nature and the universe. Read more > 


Wednesday, August 24, 2022 14:30 - 15:30 EDT
PRESENTATIONS: The XR Projects of MUTEK’s Immersive Collection

> Panel Discussion

Meet the artists! France Jobin and Derivative's Markus Heckmann will be presenting Entanglement, "a radiant experiment at the crossroads of art and quantum physics" with fellow artists Chloe Alexandra Thompson and Matthew Edwards and Line Katcho, in this discussion moderated by Claudine Hubert, Culture Director at Thinkwell. on this panel discussion at the

From the Program: The Immersive Collection marks MUTEK’s beginnings as a producer and publisher in the developing XR art market. Five artists and longtime collaborators of the Festival step up to the challenge of creating in virtual reality, giving new life to outstanding audiovisual performances presented in previous editions... read more >

Location: XR Salon at Agora du Coeur des sciences, Montréal.


Friday, August 26, 2022 17:00 – 20:00 EDT
Montreal TouchDesigner Meetup hosted by The Interactive & Immersive HQ
> Meetup

Come join for a drink, grab a bite, and meet other like-minded artists, developers, and TouchDesigner enthusiasts. The event is free to join but reservation is recommended. The event will be held at Ottomata Studio.

Location: 420 Beaubien Street West, suite 203
Time: 5- 8pm

Learn about The Interactive & Immersive HQ:
More about: Ottomata Studio


Friday, August 26, 2022  19:00 - 21:40
A/Visions 1
> Live A/V

Ali Phi IR/CA Live A/V | North American premiere
From the program: The audiovisual performance by Ali Phi is composed of seven elements. Together they depict the cyclical formation of an entity and include the following phases: passivity, avoidance, constriction, conformity, elevation, expiry, and revival. These stages are based on Arabic loanwords in Farsi (i.e. Farsi words with Arabic origins), based on the verb forms Enfe'al. Read more >

Kutin & Patrik Lechner AT –Achronie Live A/V | World premiere
Peter Kutin and Patrik Lechner perform an audiovisual live-set that leads through different aesthetic corridors as they can be found on Kutin's recent album Achronie (Ventil-Records, 2021). Lechner uses a selection of Kutin’s signals in order to evoke and generate a captivating AI based visual layer. Achronie as AV show is a world premiere and is supposed to throw you as much off balance as it will embrace you.


Saturday, August 27, 2022 19:00 - 21:45 EDT
A/Visions 2
> Live A/V

Pierce Warnecke & Matthew Biederman FR+CA/QC — Spillover Live A/V | North American premiere
From the program: Spillover examines the divisions that separate us from our natural surroundings and the interplay between nature, culture, politics and economics. Read more >



23 Aug - 27 Aug 2022
Trial — CLAUDE & Shin Hyejin
as part of a double feature including  L’alter-Monde by Sandrine Deumier & Myriam Bleau

From the program: The sudden fear one feels when imagining the infinity of the universe comes from the feelings when one faces the finiteness and weakness of their own existence. The work Trial is intricately designed for us to think about what we can have and what attitudes we can bolster as soon as the morality that one has built and the laws the history has established become totally powerless. This project is a real-time live audio visual performance displayed through an immersive video and sound system. Light and sound, which are constantly generated and dissipated over time, create a different dimension in space and that opens up new environments. Learn more and for tickets>


30 Aug - 01 Sep 2022
ROTOR — An immersive audiovisual performanceand kinetic installation.
A creation by Patrik Lechner and Peter Kutin (AU

The Austrian duo Patrik Lechner and Peter Kutin explore the acceleration and rotation of sound, video and light as a basis for their immersive compositions. Custom built kinetic structures allow them to exploit velocity as an artistic medium to create novel audio/visual experiences that rely on controlled movement of machines through space. Learn more and for tickets>