Welcome to MUTEK Forum
International gathering of ideas for culture, art, and technology
From August 22nd to August 25th at The 7 Fingers in Tio'tia:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal, Canada.
This year, MUTEK Forum follows the theme Future Currents, featuring a carefully curated program of thought-provoking keynotes, performative presentations, interactive panels and roundtables as well as workshops and masterclasses that examine our technological futures and the role of digital creativity within them.
This year’s edition will feature keynote presentations that address surveillance, artificial intelligence, and the imbalance of power within technology, from Managing Director of the AI Now Institute Dr. Sarah Myers West and creative technologist Behnaz Farahi. Additionally, Founder of DJs for Climate Action and one-half of production duo Soul Clap Eli Goldstein will be joining the Forum to present research findings for developing a framework for a climate pledge within the electronic music industry. The activity will be presented with EarthPercent, a charity founded by Brian Eno to help combat the impact the music industry has on the planet.
The full schedule of activities is now unveiled. Whether it's for a single day or the entire week, our ticket offers grant you access to the Forum while contributing to the EarthPercent project. MUTEK is proud to donate 1% of ticket sales revenue to this foundation, which will be matched by Brian Eno.
Would you like to experience MUTEK in its entirety? Festival + Forum passports are available.
4 days, 35 activities, 70 speakers
Each day of the Forum showcases and investigates innovation belonging to a specific track of digital creativity, ranging from digital creation and curation to artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality (XR), and electronic music. These explorations will flow towards a new horizon of digital creation while simultaneously navigating the backdraught of tensions that come with innovation, from the heedless rise of technological development to issues of inaccessibility. Throughout the week, various workshops will be held in parallel with the main activities that will explore the future of festivals, branding 101 for artists and the implications of AI in regards to intellectual property.
Ahreum Lee KR/QC | Alain Mongeau CA/QC | Alexandre Teodoresco CA/QC | Animistic Beliefs NL | Antoine Cayrol FR | Behnaz Farahi IR/US | Blair Attard-Frost CA | Cam Scott CA | Chris Salter QC/CH | Damiàn Romero MX | Deena Abdelwahed TN/FR | Eli Goldstein US | Eliane Ellbogen CA/QC | Erin Gee CA/QC | Eris Drew US | Frankie Hutchinson UK/US | Grace Puluczek ES | Greg J. Smith CA | Jaehoon Bang KR | Jasmin Grimm DE | Jeisson Drenth NL | Jinhee Jung KR | Kahentawaks Tiewishaw CA/QC | Kaitlyn Davies CA/PT | KoHui KR | Kris Voveris LT/CA | Leon Louder CA/QC | Maurice Jones DE/QC | Melissa Vincent CA | Michael Running Wolf US/QC | Milo Reinhardt CA/QC | Mónica Rikić ES | Myriam Achard CA/QC | Nancy Lee TW/CA | Naomi Johnson CA | Nyshka Chandran CA/QC | Open Reel Ensemble JP | Philippe Bédard CA/QC | Raziye Buse Çetin FR | Reginé Gilbert US | Renelle Desjardins CA/QC | Sahar Homami US | Sarah Myers West US | Sarah Wolozin US | Sorrel Salb SE | Stefana Fratila RO/CA | Tammy Peddle CA/QC | Winslow Porter US | Yotam Mann US | Yung Spielburg US
For the fourth consecutive year, the MUTEK programming team has established an official selection of 17 Québec and Canadian creators who will benefit from special training and professional master classes by top leaders in the music and media arts industry that give artists the tools and knowledge they need to develop their careers, through workshops, personalized presentation materials and meetings with international buyers throughout the Festival and Forum.
Official market selection:
Ahreum Lee CA/SK | Amselysen CA | Atamone CA/FR | Carmen Jaci & Mathew Schoen CA/BR | Emma Forgues CA | Emissive CA | Honeydrip CA | Joel Lavoie and Guillaume Vallée CA | Leon Louder CA/US | Marie-Eve Levasseur CA | OBUXUM CA | Pascale Project CA | SAMITO CA/MZ | Sarah Pagé CA | Stefana Fratila & Diana VanderMeulen CA | SUFYVNCA SD/CA | x/o CA
MUTEK would like to thank its partners, who play a key role in the maintenance and development of its activities and have provided particular support towards the production of the Forum.
The Government of Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the ministère du Tourisme du Québec, the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine du gouvernement du Québec, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the City of Montréal, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Musicaction, Tourisme Montréal, Canada Media Fund (CMF), Xn Québec, Notch, Machine Agencies, Concordia University, EarthPercent, INSCAPE, Keychange, Eastern Bloc, PHI, Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).