Season 6, Episode 2,   Jul 16, 2019, 04:18 PM

How can we use technology to nurture a more inclusive culture in digital art, electronic music, and beyond?

In June 2019, Somerset House Studios partnered with Mutek and the British Council to host the Amplify Residency, bringing together eleven female and non-binary digital artists and electronic musicians from across world for a week of talks, presentations and performances.

Artists in residence rkss, Ale Hop, Sabrina Ratte and Milena Pafundi reflect upon (Inter-), a 2-day programme of installations, presentations, panel discussions and live performances exploring image, sound and digital art.

Ursula K. Le Guin wrote that “technology is the active human interface with the material world”. From the digital tools that platform and enable activism, to architecture that tacitly governs our movement through space, technology has changed the ways in which we create, communicate and relate to each other. 

(Inter-) is born out of Amplify, an ambitious initiative that connects an active network of female-identifying artists and curators working in the digital arts and immersive storytelling sectors in Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and the UK. Amplify took place for the first time during MUTEK Montréal in 2018, followed by editions at Mutek in Buenos Aires and Mexico City.

Eleven artists from the UK and Americas were in residence at Somerset House for 5 days, including Milena Pafundi and Prifma from Argentina, Edna King, x/o, Push 1stop & Wiklow, RAMZi, and Sabrina Ratte from Canada, Ale Hop and Analucia Roeder will represent Peru and from the UK, Marija Bozinovska Jones and rkss.

In Partnership with British Council and MUTEK.

Canadian Amplify artists are supported by the British Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

A Reduced Listening and Somerset House Studios production. Produced by Jessie Lawson. Mixing by Steve Wyatt.