Mitamine Lab is a culture laboratory based in Mexico City which blends sound archives with contemporary music and literature.
Thursday 7th February 2019 18:00 - 19:00 GMT
‘The workers, the most absolutely necessary part of the whole social structure, without whose services none can either eat, or clothe, or shelter himself, are just the ones who get the least to eat, to wear, and to be housed withal—to say nothing of their share of the other social benefits which the rest of us are supposed to furnish, such as education and artistic gratifications.’
MitamineLab presents a music selection inspired by Voltairine de Cleyre (1866- 1912) overlooked freethinker, anarchist, and feminist that encouraged tolerance of a variety of methods of achieving liberty. Her powerful essays include attacks on government control of education and also reflects an energetic love of music and nature. ML has also included La Société du Spectacle by Guy Debord, a very popular and frequent text between the modern human thinkers, embodying consumerism as a reproduction of a society and economy that has taken the idea of the spectacle to the extreme.
Thursday 10th January 2019 17:00 - 18:00 GMT
MitamineLab presents a mix by Autogenesis Magazine, narratives from the third space between two individuals, both living in diaspora for many years, feeling lonely and afraid in a city where one’s exceptionalism seems to be the only true currency, ready to save the world from all the perceived dangers.
‘This mix came to me with some examples of European avant-garde music. I attempted to make their own attempts relative aesthetic exercises in a complex world, by adding some critical reflection to the tracks, courtesy of Spivak and Bhabha. From there, the mix just grew almost by itself. One cannot hide from the sense of decay in it, just as processes of assimilation and approximation make themselves inevitable. It is an optimistic mix, in the sense that it bets on a certain happy teleology, assuming that individuals will inevitably find appropriate conditions for associating with each other and for creating new versions of themselves. Finally, I want to humbly thanks Morita Vargas, por prestar su voz a el lindo poema de Gloria Anzaldúa, Matriz sin tumba o el baño de la basura ajena’.
— Julio (Autogenesis Magazine)
Thursday 6th December 2018 18:00 - 19:00 GMT
Thinking about electronic communication, love & the complexities of dating, Mim has mixed some archives that let us think about our physical and affective needs but also, about the established norms of digital technology use.
Tuesday 4th September 2018 23:00 - 00:00 BST
Tuesday 7th August 2018 23:00 - 00:00 BST
Food, all types of food. Food for the soul, food for love, food for funk and corporate food. MitamineLab presents a special show dedicated to reflect about food, an essential part of everyone's lives.
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 23:00 - 00:00 BST
Mitamine Lab presents 'Colección Hispanomexicana de Música Contemporánea' by Rolando Hernández, a Mexican artist who works in performance, sound, archiving and curatorial projects. He's co-curator of Umbral, an experimental music festival in Mexico City and Oaxaca.
Much has been said about Mexican experimental art during the 80s, where stories that privilege different fields such as documentary photography and the neomexicanismos have prevailed, although, there are cases of experimentation with physical materials such as the work of Eloy Tarcisio and Mario Rangel Faz. Here, there is a return to the figurative.
In the case of documentary photography, by its nature, there is a total attachment to reality, which means that experimentation is often left out.
But, is it that experimentation is not also an evaluation of reality?
'Colección Hispanomexicana de Música Contemporánea' talks about the networks created by the counterculture in Mexico, opening the music production to groups of alternative experimentation.
Tuesday 5th June 2018 23:00 - 00:00 BST
Mitamine Lab presents Mim B2B Damaris Cuevas, a Mexican underground poet based in CDMX. A story narrated in Spanish by Cuevas. A sarcastic journey through grotesque and distorted romance.
Tuesday 3rd April 2018 23:00 - 00:00 BST
This month: Inspired by Lacan, Mitamine Lab give us a ride into the complex meaning of love, using ambient, new wave, goa, idm and other gorgeous gems to address some comments about the emotional labor.
ref. What’s Love (or Care, Intimacy, Warmth, Affection) Got to Do With It?, Sternberg Press, July 2017
Tuesday 6th March 2018 23:00 - 00:00 GMT
This month: Mitamine Lab presents "Rural Sounds From Africa" led by multi-genre compiler Jaro Sounder. Named after the highest peak in Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro), african roots music has been the foundation of Jaro's work since early 2003 when he was commissioned to begin working on a 3 part series for world music label Melt 2000 (now defunct). The South African label connected with Jaro over the following months sending him hardcopies of all the label releases as well as accessing hours of unreleased demo material. This hour long special attempts to shed light on some of the rural gems that Jaro Sounder cherished and held onto over the years, giving listeners a tiny glimpse at the sheer magnitude of authentic African musical heritage.
Tuesday 6th February 2018 23:00 - 00:00 GMT
This week: Mitamine Lab presents “Sangrafari” by Radio Tropiezo, a free online radio network that brings various experimental sound practices together through a common platform http://www.radiolibre.co. Un recorrido sonoro y musical por algunas locaciones del capitalismo postapocalíptico latinoamericano en el que podrán escuchar en su habitat natural algunas de las prácticas codigofágicas del mestizaje tullido de los habitantes de estos territorios. Selfies are totally forbidden.
“It is as if there was someone or something that enters into action along with the movement of our own hands, distorting the form of what we do; someone or something talking with our own breath, twisting the meaning of what we say.” (B. Echeverría)
Production and Sound pieces by: Radiotropiezo (Chakanais, Blck radio, Zúngale, Metaradio). Special thanks to Zúngale Comics, Chola La Loca and Gabriel Vázquez for sharing their voices. Artwork by Radio Tropiezo.