‘Ocupação Zona Mundi’, festival preview in May, brings music and bold visuals to MAC on Saturdays in January
dom, 14th janeiro 2024 at 12:00
Bringing a lot of music, culture and electronic art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) of Bahia has hosted the Zona Mundi Festival since last Saturday (6), an electronic sound and image circuit that develops audiovisual artistic narratives.
The project features the festival's music nucleus, the band Radio Mundi, and guests, combining electronic and organic music, using genuine elements of Brazilian culture and its convergence with other sound elements from the contemporary world.
Created and organized by Vince Athayde, former member of the former band Lampirônicos, Zona Mundi seeks to create this great meeting of artists from different Brazilian states in an experience of publicity and audience growth.
“When I sang in Lampirônicos we already had a project, where the band was the
cicerone who invited artists from other states and visual artists to compose the scene. The band broke up and I decided to expand this idea to other artists and expand the audience’s experience”, says Vince. “Today it is one of the festivals on the ‘independent’ spectrum with the most editions in Bahia. We’ve been there since 2009.”
The January season at MAC works as a preview of the 9th edition of the festival, which will be held in May. The occupation of Zona Mundi, in addition to the music, also includes the intervention of participants in the Live Coding Visual workshops, held at MAC itself.
Interventions take place through experiments with creative codes while Radio Mundi and guests perform musically. This mix of music, visual and technology presents a great curatorial challenge, but it brings great artistic satisfaction to the organization.
"That's the best part. The curation. Seek the meeting of musical artists with
visuals. Look for this script for the video scenarios, and compose installations in the environment that put the public in the scene as well”, comments Vince.
Despite being a relatively recent artistic genre, electronic art has seen great growth since its emergence, branching out into different corners of music today, from pop to country music. Although he doesn't think there is a prejudice against electronic music, Vince recognizes the low visibility of electronic music.
electronic art. “I no longer see prejudice against music itself. Electronic music, with access to the means of production, became popular. Trap, rap, pagotrap, funk, it's all electronic! Popular music today goes through electronics. Even country people today use an electronic base. Now, if we talk about aesthetics, then the conversation is different”, points out Athayde.
This preview at MAC brings a lot of optimism to the producer, who has previously worked as museum director, Daniel Rangel, at the festival, generating a space for strong dialogue between the institution and the project. “MAC was born to be a space for contemporary art. Daniel Rangel, director, has been curating electronic art for a long time. In fact, at the beginning of Zona Mundi, he was a kind of consultant in the process.
Being in a space where management shares the same ideas is great”, he celebrates.
Arriving with this preview for the May festival, Athayde comments on expectations for this year's edition, with great emphasis, in particular, on the beginning of a greater cultural exchange that will be promoted by the festival.
Furthermore, this year's creative hack promises to work on the theme of how technology can help the careers of new artists from Bahia. “This year, we will dedicate ourselves to starting, mainly, exchanges with Africa and Portuguese-speaking countries.
We signed a partnership with the Marimba Project, which works in the area of research, training and dissemination of artistic works in Guinea, Mozambique, Angola and Timor-Leste. Zona Mundi, today, is their official partner in Brazil”, details Vince.
“In addition to exchanges between Portuguese-speaking countries, Zona Mundi’s creative hack will work to deliver solutions and technology for career management for Bahian artists and expand business prospects with national and international buyers”, he adds.
In anticipation of the festival in May, Ocupação Zona Mundi has been bringing music
freer, with new musicians and artists who leave the standard instrumental music for
the Bahian summer with unusual approaches and the opportunity to see new art.
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