375th Anniversary of Montréal - INTER_CONNECT MTL 2017 - MUTEK Links Montréal with Four Cultural Metropoles: Mexico City - London - Barcelona - Berlin

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Proud to offer its own unique contribution to Montréal's 375th anniversary celebrations, MUTEK mobilizes its international connections in order to produce a series of special events dedicated to four inspiring cultural metropoles: Mexico City, London, Barcelona and Berlin. For each of these targeted cities, events will take place over several days and in different locations, including the Society for Arts and Technology and the Phi Centre.

The INTER_CONNECT MTL series will include audiovisual performances, exclusive collaborations, nocturnal events as well as conferences and presentations about music, design and gastronomy, always experienced through the prism of innovation and digital art. Local and international artists and creators will be involved in all of the dimensions of the project in order to underline and solidify the cultural and professional bridges existing between Montréal and the chosen cities. Along with artistic and cultural programming, these events will be paired with networking and social activities in order to cultivate personal connections and further long lasting exchange. In collaboration with numerous associated organizations behind MUTEK in the programming or funding process are: the British Council, Consulat général du Mexique in Montréal, the Ramon Llull Institute, the Goethe Institut Montréal and the Phi Centre.

"The Government of Québec is proud to support INTER_CONNECT Montréal, put together by MUTEK for the 2017 celebrations. This series of cultural events wears Montréal's signature—an innovative digital metropolis open to the world," said Martin Coiteux, Minister of the Municipal Affairs, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Region of Montréal.

"Digital and electronic arts are at the heart of the metropolis' cultural development and MUTEK is a striking example. An avant-garde city, a city of emerging creation and an intelligent city, Montréal is especially proud of MUTEK's contribution to the 375th anniversary of Montréal in addition to its vitality and originality. This event will surely make us shine around the world," stated Mayor Denis Coderre.

"INTER_CONNECT is definitely set in our editorial line that is all about building bridges", says Alain Gignac, General Manager of The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary. "Blending digital art, music, design and gastronomy through the work of local and foreign artists and designers, these events are opportunities to take part in an experience where each of our senses are stimulated and every moment is unique."

"Our goal in 2017 is to help Montréal intensify the dialogue it is already pursuing with different important creative and cultural centres of the international scene, by revisiting in our way, the legacy, open mindness and inspiration initiated by Expo 67," explained Alain Mongeau, founder and director of MUTEK.

INTER_CONNECT MTL 2017 offers a special occasion for Montréal to express its position as a cultural metropolis by engaging in a creative and proactive dialogue with other established cultural capitals. The artistic milieu and the public of the city will benefit from these exchanges of international talents and of this opening to other cultures and practices. MUTEK invites all the actors of the local creative community to join the project and inform us of the bonds they nurture with these metropoles at the address: inter_connectmtl@mutek.org

May 2017 : INTER_CONNECT MTL_LONDRES in collaboration with the British Council

MUTEK is a non profit organization dedicated to developing, promoting and distributing emerging forms of digital creativity and electronic music. Its mission is to sponsor and support the most original and visionary practices in these fields. MUTEK's main activity is the presentation of a yearly festival held in Montréal since 2000. The 18th edition will be held August 23 to 27, 2017. Well known for its innovative content, the MUTEK festival constitutes a unique cultural experience valorised by diverse publics all over the world. MUTEK also maintains other local and international activities, namely annual festivals in Mexico City, Barcelona and soon Tokyo.

About the The Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations. The Society benefits from the support of the City of Montréal, the Government of Québec and private funding from 11 Great Montrealers.

For more information, visit: 375mtl.com

To learn more about the contribution of the Government of Québec in the celebrations of the 375th anniversary of Montréal click here.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

Image with caption: "Photo credit: Trung Dung Nguyen (CNW Group/Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160928_C4581_PHOTO_EN_784033.jpg

For further information: Press relations, MUTEK, Anne Dongois, 514 826-2050, anne@adcom.ca; Press relations, Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal, Isabelle Pelletier, 514 238-4178


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