MUTEK and Zú are pleased to welcome Composite # 28.
COMPOSITE is a bi-monthly networking event dedicated to fostering digital creativity. This initiative was originally conceived by the Conseil des arts de Montréal and each event is organized by a different cultural organization in collaboration with a digital arts company. This event aims to create a recurring meeting space between the art world, research hubs, and digital industries, encouraging creators, artist-run centres, organizations, businesses, and digital professionals to meet and synthesize new ideas. Each COMPOSITE follows the same structure. A Blitz Minute Inspiration introduces the evening: 10 digital innovators are each given one minute to share a project that has recently had an impact on them, inspired them, or touched them. Six keynote presentations follow—each lasting six minutes—of projects selected in advance by the COMPOSITE committee through a call for participants. Participants can come from the fields of art, research, industry or social innovation; the guiding thread between them is their common ability to inspire, stimulate innovation, and awaken in viewers a desire for discovery and exploration. Each event concludes with an evening of networking and discussions, allowing for both presenters and participants to forge new connections and flesh out their respective projects.
To submit your project application (ART, RESEARCH, INDUSTRY OR SOCIAL INNOVATION) for the COMPOSITE meeting taking place between August 24 and September 2, 2021, please fill out this form.
https://bit.ly/3i7T2bNProjects will be selected by the COMPOSITE committee and organizers according to their quality and the innovation of their digital approach. Priority is given to emerging players and a diverse representation of project leaders.
If you would like to participate in Blitz Minute Inspiration and present in one minute a project that inspired or touched you recently, please fill out this form.
And if you would like to participate in Blitz minute of an important and public announce from the creative numeric sector, please fill out this form.
Registration is open until June 30, 2021.N.B.: If your project is selected, we will use your information for communication purposes (website, social networks, newsletter).
Launched in 2000, MUTEK is an annual festival dedicated to electronic music and real-time audiovisual performance, making it one of the rare outlets in North America for such innovations. After more than 20 years, the festival’s future-seeking mandate has matured—and while the promise has in many ways caught up with the present—its commitment to the ongoing mutations and variations of contemporary digital creativity remain, with its eyes and ears still fixated on what comes next. For its 22nd edition, the Festival takes place over two weeks, from August 24 to September 5, 2021, in theatres in Montreal, and online, on a customized virtual platform. In addition, from August 24 to September 2, the Festival integrates MUTEK Forum into the architecture of its programming to fuel conversations and meetings around current technological practices and reflections.
Zú is a non-profit organization initiated by Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du soleil and Groupe Lune Rouge, whose mission is to gather, help and promote creatives in the entertainment sector. Zú supports entrepreneurs in their creative process and growth by offering high-level incubation and acceleration programs, in addition to giving them access to eclectic spaces and cutting-edge creative tools including pre-commercial 5G and highly technological studios. Zú is both a place and a community devoted to cultivating ideas, sparking curiosity and injecting that little dose of ingeniousness needed to help innovative projects take shape.
ABOUT THE ART COUNCIL OF MONTREAL
A dynamic partner of artistic creativity in Montreal, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, supports, and recognizes excellence and innovation in the creation, production, and presentation of professional artistic endeavours. It encourages openness, discovery, and daring at the heart of Montreal’s artistic landscape, thanks to its initiatives. Since 1956, the Conseil des arts de Montréal has been an influential player in the development of “Montreal, Cultural Metropolis.”