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The ninth edition of MUTEK Forum, the forward-thinking gathering for artists and digital creativity professionals, will take place in Montreal from Tuesday 22 August to Friday 25 August 2023 at the state-of-the-art performance center The 7 Fingers.

Each year, MUTEK Forum strives to deliver a diversified and dynamic program with distinct attention to emerging topics. The event steers and inspires the development of the art and digital creation industries, attracting hundreds of artists, industry professionals, creative studios, technology companies, and producers.
Past editions have featured keynotes, panels, workshops, and masterclasses with Ruha Benjamin, Refik Anadol, and Douglas Rushkoff as well as institutions like Epic Games, National Film Board of Canada, Google, Felix & Paul Studios, Phi Centre, IDFA, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In keeping with its critical investigations into the ethical, ecological, and political issues surrounding advanced technology through artistic practice and culture, this year’s Forum dives ever deeper into extended reality (XR), artificial intelligence (AI), and questions of sustainability and accessibility in the music and digital creative industries. Enliven by an ambitious yet accessible program, these four days of boundary-pushing discussions, presentations and interactive activities will bring together creators and professionals from around the world to explore the most innovative artistic practices, while stimulating meaningful and important reflections. These explorations are underlined by self-reflexively questioning the role of festivals in society through the activities of MUTEK’s Future Festivals initiative. Bringing together partners from Canada and abroad ー ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, New Now Festival, Send + Receive Festival, New Forms Festival, Festival Mois Multi and HOLO ー the initiative presents a two-year long series of collective experimental labs that prototype the future of digital art events.

The MUTEK Market will return as the convergence point for our international network of artists and industry professionals, taking place in-person in Montreal and worldwide online. A special spotlight will be put on Canadian and Quebec digital creatives as part of its artistic showcase, the Market Selection. These artists will also participate in an online career development bootcamp during the weeks leading up to the Forum, ensuring they are well prepared to take full advantage of the connections made during the event.

This edition will also feature a dedicated online platform developed in conjunction with the Montreal-based organization Swapcard. The platform will be used as a reference point for all participants, who will be able to easily find all the programming details and even create their schedule for the duration of the Forum. The application will also facilitate networking, allowing its members to navigate all registered participants as well as reach out to them and set up appointments online.

Forum Pro Passports are now available at the special price of 150$ CAD (taxes and fees included) for a limited time.

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