04 - 09 APRIL 2006

New Media in Mexico City, a panel discussion with Mexico City based curators and organizers Eusebio Bañuelos (Video artist and Moving Image curator at The CENTRO MULTIMEDIA), Arcángel Constantini (Net Art, Web Art and New Media curator, organizer and artist) and Mario de Vega (New Media, Sound artist and musician). Join us to hear from and engage in conversation with hese accomplished and active young curators and learn about the dynamic and very different ways in which New Media manifests in Mexico City!

Eusebio Bañuelos
is the Moving Image and Video curator at The CENTRO MULTIMEDIA (the Multimedia Center) in Mexico City. The CENTRO MULTIMEDIA is a major hub of New Media arts in Mexico City if not the premier venue and institution for New Media art.

Arcángel Constantini
curates Net Art, Web Art and New Media projects and is the director of the encuentros efimeros (ephemeral encounter) project. Constantini also curates the inmerso cyberlounge museo tamayo (cyberlounge museum tamayo) space for New Media, Net Art and Sound projects. As an artist, Constantini is a part of the internally recognized New Media collectives and collaboratives, and

Mario de Vega is a New Media and Sound artist working collaboratively in the f4rm project. Mario de Vega is based in Mexico City and has participated widely in international digital arts events such as the OPEN AIR – A RADIOTOPIA project at ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2002 and mutek.

(A) MEXICAN r4WB1t5 macro.Fest brings these artists, organizers and curators and 6 of their peers from Mexico City to Chicago to organize, participate and perform these decentralized events. This r4WB1t5 macro.Fest runs for 4 days from THURSDAY 2006.04.06 until SUNDAY 2006.04.09 in 4 spaces. The CHI-TOWN ARENA (a Mexican wrestling venue in Pilsen), EN3MY (Chicago’s most recent art space dedicated to sound and art in Wicker Park), BUSKER (audio/visual projects and new media programming in East Village) and POLVO (Pilsen’s alternative art space) will all host individual micro.Fests on each day of the expanded macro.Fest. These free and open events are organized and curated by Eusebio Bañuelos, Arcángel Constantini, David Somellera, Rogelio Sosa and Mario de Vega from Mexico City and facilitated in Chicago by Amanda Gutierrez, jon.satrom and jonCates.

[FRAY] The New Media in Mexico City panel discussion is a part of the distributed [FRAY] New Media series in the Film, Video and New Media Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.