Mutek - Fraction & Maotik present Dromos photo gallery
Last night marked the opening of the 14th edition of MUTEK in Montreal, an annual festival of digital creativity and experimental music, where the SAT premiered a new work DROMOS, an audiovisual performance created by the duo Mathieu Le Sourd (MAOTIK) and Eric Raynaud (FRACTION).
The performance is based on the philosophical concept of "dromology"—the science of speed—first described by theorist Paul Virilio, which questions the relationship between humans, technological advancements, and the rhythm of progress.
For forty minutes attendees are plunged into a 360-degree immersive universe where minimal and experimental sound textures converge and synchronize with sleek, dynamic visuals invoking the aesthetic of speed. The audience experiences a destabilizing environment where the media's flux evolves little by little and the time curve is gradually deconstructed to the point of complete inertia.