MUTEK presents

A/Visions 1 and A/Visions 2

At the heart of the two A/Visions programs are large-scale audiovisual creations that merge images, sound and technology. The most impressive series of the festival, it is a wise choice for an epicurean audience in search of novelty and escape.

A/Visions 1

With its three performances presented for the first time in North America, A/Visions 1 explores the audiovisual as language. Between introspection and the integration of spectators in the creative process, this evening stimulates both creative profiles and critical minds.

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.

SCANAUDIENCE is a site-specific live audio/video performance based on the realtime scanning of the audience who is becoming the protagonist of the show, determinating directly the audiovisual output, experiencing at the same time a new sonorous and visual dimension under the artists direction.

Ali Phi IR/CA
Live A/V | North American premiere

Kutin & Patrik Lechner ATAchronie
Live A/V | World premiere

SCHNITT & Gianluca Sibaldi DE + IT — ScanAudience
Live A/V | North American premiere

Théâtre Maisonneuve
Friday, August 26, 2022 at 7:00pm

A/Visions 2

Following on from the previous evening, the second evening of the A/Visions series features the North American premiere of three sensational performances. Deeply innovative, these audiovisual works plunge the spectators into stimulating universes in which technology plays a fundamental role.

Spillover examines the divisions that separate us from our natural surroundings and the interplay between nature, culture, politics and economics. Next, the generative performance Advienne puts into perspective different temporalities within a spatialized audiovisual device, encompassing the audience. Finally, inspired by virtual ecological systems, SYNSPECIES explore unnatural and dreamlike fields inhabited by fractured, multidimensional objects that cross-pollinate, merge, mutate and fight for their existence.

Cyril Meroni & Olivier Vasseur FR — Advienne
Live A/V | North American premiere

Elias Merino & Tadej Droljc ES+SI — Synspecies
Live A/V | North American premiere

Pierce Warnecke & Matthew Biederman FR+CA/QC — Spillover
Live A/V | North American premiere

Théâtre Maisonneuve
Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:00pm

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