Transitio_MX 06: Cambios Compartidos
National Arts Center
Av. Río Churubusco No. 79 (on the corner of Calzada de Tlalpan)
Col. Country Club. Del. Coyoacán
Mexico City, Mexico
Cambios Compartidos (Shared Changes) is the theme of the sixth edition of Transitio_MX, Mexico's largest festival of Electronic Art and Video. As Artistic Curator Ricardo Dal Farra explains, the festival critically explores both the bright and dark sides of play:
"The pleasure of play. Happiness and fun, entertainment and escape. But games can also be used to manipulate, to alienate. TRANSITIO_MX 06 could be an excellent laboratory for proposing a different approach—one that lets us experiment with the possibility of learning from our errors and then sharing what we know, in search of dynamic, rich, creative, ethical and aesthetic balance in the largest of all multi-user gaming networks—our society.
Somewhere between illusion and reality, through games we cross borders as we explore our sensorial selves and challenge our understandings. We develop specific skills and achieve levels of concentration not present in other activities we undertake.
Games and the electronic arts have been hybridizing, flirting with one another for some time. In an accelerated world, where it would seem that if we do not run we cannot win, games often spur that acceleration, but at other times they help us to reflect and take time out. They can help us sharpen our wits, exercise memory and explore new paths."
The Festival is accompanied by a massive International Exhibition featuring six events in total and dozens of artists from all over the world, including Paolo Pedercini, Joan Leandre, Arcangel Costantini, Eva and Franco Mattes, Paolo Cirio, Yoshua Okón, Gonzalo Frasca, Lucas Pope, Lisa Ma, COLL.EO and many more:
Puntos de Fuga curated by Maria Bello;
This is, by far, the most diverse, daring, and intriguing Game Art exhibition of the year and it also features a series of Playable Debates organized by Leonardo Aranda, Eurídice Cabañes, and María Luján Oulton and a Symposium curated by José Luis García Nava.