Digital Dome @ IAIA Currents 2012 Opens June 23

The Digital Dome @ IAIA is bringing Currents 2012, the third annual Santa Fe international new media art festival, to the Institute of American Indian Arts campus June 22 – July 8. This citywide festival explores the role of technology and the diverse applications of new media arts, and includes exhibitions, multimedia performances, workshops and panel discussions. The Digital Dome @ IAIA will host several screenings, including a show about Chaco Canyon created by IAIA and UNM students at 5 p.m. July 6.

“Sploshing the Void,” Scott Andrew

This is the second year that the Digital Dome @ IAIA will host the currents festival in partnership with Parallel Studios, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe University of Art and Design and others. This year will be an expanded show by seven artists from across the nation and Canada who created films or experimental art specially designed for the spherical-shaped Dome.

Artists whose work will be shown at the Dome include:
Benjamin Ridgway, Somerville, MA – “Continuum Infinitum”
Nick Shiflet, Seattle, WA – “Tentacle of Zebra”
David Fodel and Paco Prano, Denver, CO – “Nimitta”
Jason Heinz, Peter Althoff and Jim Kachelries, Chapel Hill, NC – “Jeepers Creepers”
Martin Kusch, Montreal, CANADA – “Inner Voices”
Sarah Beckstrom with music by Kathy Haggerty, Santa Fe, NM -”As Within, So Without”
Scott Andrew, Pittsburgh, PA – “Sploshing the Void”

Exhibition times:
Saturday, June 23, 4-7 p.m. Opening
Thursday, June 28, 1-5 p.m. screening (loop)
Friday, June 29, 1-5 p.m. screening (loop)
Friday, June 29, 5–6 p.m. screening IAIA and UNM student work –”Chaco Canyon”- opening
Saturday, June 30, 4-7 p.m. screening (loop)
Thursday, July 5, 1-5 p.m. screening (loop)
Friday, July 6, 1-5 p.m. screening (loop)
Saturday, July 7, 4-7 p.m. screening (loop)

The first opening at the Dome is set for 4 p.m. June 23. Check currents 2012 for a listing of work at the Digital Dome, as well as other festival events across Santa Fe.