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SUMMER 2014

516 ARTS & partners present Argentina Brazil Colombia Mexico Navajo Nation Peru USA

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

MULTI-SITE EXHIBITION June 7 – August 30

SYMPOSIUM June 7 & 8

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY June 7

ComMunity Programs June – August

www.516arts.org


CALENDAR OF EVENTS SYMPOSIUM WEEKEND Friday, June 6, 6-8pm Opening Reception: Oscar Muñoz: Biografías at UNM Art Museum Saturday, June 7, 10am-4:15pm Symposium Day 1, at the Albuquerque Museum Saturday, June 7, 5-9pm Main Opening Reception & Downtown Block Party, at 516 ARTS, Central Ave. between 5th & 6th Sunday, June 8, 11am-4:15pm Symposium Day 2, at the Albuquerque Museum

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Friday, June 6, 6-8pm Opening Reception: Luz Restirada, at UNM Art Museum Friday, June 6, 6-10pm Opening Reception: The Indices of Refraction, at 5G Gallery Thursday, June 26, 7pm Film: Alex Rivera: Sleep Dealer, at NHCC, Bank of America Theatre Saturday, July 19, 2pm Family Day: Old Media, New Methods, at 516 ARTS Friday, August 1, 5-9pm Opening Reception: Digital Ecologies in the Southwest, at NHCC Education Gallery Saturday & Sunday, August 2 & 3 Weekend Workshop: Tintype Photography, at Harwood Art Center, 6th Street Studio IFDM CLOSING EVENTS Saturday, August 23, 7pm Films: Double-Feature: Blak Mama & Más allá del Mall?, at UNM IFDM, Mesa del Sol Saturday, August 30, 2-4pm Panel: Art & Interdisciplinary Research, at UNM IFDM, Mesa del Sol Theater Saturday, August 30, 4-6pm Closing Reception: Emerge: Film & Digital Media Works, at UNM IFDM, Mesa del Sol Digital Latin America Guide published by: 516 ARTS, 516 Central Avenue SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico USA 505-242-1445 • www.516arts.org


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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico/Canada), Surface Tension, 1992, shown here in Trackers at La Gaïté Lyrique, Paris, France, 2011, courtesy of bitforms gallery nyc, photo by Maxime Dufour, on view at 516 ARTS, June 7 – August 30, 2014

CONTENTS Calendar of Events

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Venues

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Introduction

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Exhibition

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Symposium

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Downtown Block Party

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Community Programs

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UNM focuses on Latin America

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Join 516 ARTS

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Support 29 Advertisers 32 New Media New Mexico / Tours

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Digital Latin America is independently organized and produced by 516 ARTS, a nonprofit arts and education organization, in partnership with The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and The University of New Mexico. Cover: Javier Villegas (Colombia), Herbaceous, 2012, interactive video, on view at 516 ARTS, June 7 – August 30, 2014


SYMPOSIUM Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8 Presented by 516 ARTS at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Old Town, Albuquerque

Register Today! Register at: www.regonline.com/DLA Admission: $55 general / $50 516 ARTS members / $25 students See pages 10-15 for details.

MULTI-SITE EXHIBITION:

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS:

516 ARTS Main site: June 7 – August 30, 2014 516 Central Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque 505-242-1445 • www.516arts.org open Tue - Sat, 12-5pm Free

5G Gallery 1715 5th St. NW, Albuquerque 505-977-9643 • www.factoryon5.com

Albuquerque Museum of Art & History Satellite site: June 7 – August 30, 2014 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Old Town, Albuquerque 505-243-7255 • www.albuquerquemuseum.org open Tue - Sun, 9am-5pm Admission: $1 - $4 UNM Art Museum Satellite site: June 7 – July 26, 2014 Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus Albuquerque 505-277-4001 • www.unmartmuseum.org open Tue – Sat, 10am-4pm Free, $5 suggested donation

Harwood Art Center, 6th Street Studio 1029 6th St. NW, Albuquerque 505-242-6367 • www.harwoodartcenter.org National Hispanic Cultural Center Bank of America Theatre & Education Gallery 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque 505-246-2261 • www.nhccnm.org Tricklock Performance Laboratory 110 Gold Ave SW, Downtown Albuquerque 505-254-8393 • www.tricklock.com UNM Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media IFDM Mesa del Sol 5700B University W. Blvd., Albuquerque 505-277-2286 • http://ifdm.unm.edu

Left: Jessica Angel (Colombia), Hemispherical Immersion, 2013, offset prints, adhesive vinyl, sound design by Gilberto Castillo on view at 516 ARTS, June 7 – August 30, 2014


It is a pleasure to announce the Digital Latin America project, which is a multi-site exhibition, symposium and series of public programs. It grew out of the award-winning 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness) produced by 516 ARTS in 2012. One of the most popular aspects of ISEA2012 was the Latin American Forum, through which we were introduced to a wealth of creative work being done by artists, curators and scholars south of the United States/Mexico border. The 516 ARTS Board and staff decided to continue that momentum independently to focus on this subject that is so relevant to our particular place and time in New Mexico.

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Welcome to Digital Latin America!

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In keeping with the values of 516 ARTS, the issues of access to technology and communication among cultures are at the core of this effort, which centers around the international exhibition featuring 16 contemporary artists from Latin America and the U.S. with innovative, interactive artwork. Artists are from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Navajo Nation and the United States. The exhibition is based at 516 ARTS, with satellite works at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History and at UNM Art Museum, and is accompanied by an exhibition catalog published by Radius Books. Organizing Digital Latin America has been an adventure and an experiment for 516 ARTS. Our organization is a small, independent, nonprofit that has stretched in new ways to produce international exhibitions like ISEA2012 and this companion project Digital Latin America, which have expanded our reach and strengthened our network of partners. It has been an honor to work with everyone involved, and I feel fortunate to be part of a local and regional community as well as an extended community in Latin America, in which we can all work together. For this project, 516 ARTS has teamed up with CURRENTS 2014 Santa Fe International New Media Festival to launch the first year of New Media New Mexico, an annual focus on international new media art in New Mexico each June. Visit both cities, and enjoy the shows and many events! Suzanne Sbarge Executive Director, 516 ARTS

ABOUT 516 ARTS 516 ARTS, known for its leadership of collaborations large and small, is a nonprofit arts and education organization. Our mission is to forge connections between art and audiences, and our vision is to be an active partner in developing the cultural landscape of Albuquerque and New Mexico. 516 ARTS offers programs that inspire curiosity, dialogue, risk-taking and creative experimentation, showcasing established, emerging, local, national and international artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

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Introduction

Digital Latin America explores the North/South axis of cultural development and exchange between South America, Central America and the United States. It looks at the ways in which artists negotiate the complex terrain between global and local, virtual and real, and political and private, in the creation of work that proposes alternative understandings of technology, art and cultural exchange. Connecting individuals, cultures, traditions and social histories to a rapidly expanding global network remains not only a pressing challenge, but a profound opportunity and necessity. The utopian notion of closing the “digital divide” represents a paradigm shift that encourages the participation of all communities and cultures to express themselves through contemporary methods and continue a progressive existence in today’s technology-dependent society.


Giselle Beiguelman (Brazil), Cinema Lascado (Chipped Movies): #1 Minhoc達o (SP); #2 Perimetral (RJ), 2010 and 2013, video, dimensions variable. On view at 516 ARTS


ARTISTS At 516 ARTS

Jessica Angel, Colombia

Digital Latin America

EXHIBITION

Hernando Barragán, Colombia Giselle Beiguelman, Brazil Paula Gaetano-Adi, Argentina Matt Garcia, Kansas, USA Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Mexico/Canada Amor Muñoz, Mexico Jessica Pizaña Roberts, Texas, USA Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado, Peru Claudia X. Valdes, Chile/New Mexico, USA Gabriel Vanegas, Colombia Javier Villegas, Colombia William Wilson, Navajo Nation At Albuquerque Museum of Art & History At UNM Art Museum

Elizabeth Cunningham, California, USA Oscar Muñoz, Colombia Oscar Muñoz: Biografías Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director, UNM Art Museum

June 7 – August 30

June 7 – July 26

516 ARTS Albuquerque Museum of Art & History UNM Art Museum See venue information on page 5.

Exhibition Catalog published by Radius Books Essays by Felipe César Londoño López (Colombia) and Lisa Tamiris Becker (Albuquerque) Bilingual in English and Spanish, $20, available from www.516arts.org/store Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection 516 ARTS presents the Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection, the largest of its type, assembled by Ricardo Dal Farra (Argentina) and hosted by the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology in Montreal. The collection spans 50 years of electroacoustic music creations (1957-2007). A selection of the works are featured in a listening station during the exhibition at 516 ARTS.

Exhibition

Rejane Cantoni & Leonardo Crescenti, Brazil

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Oscar Muñoz: Biografías Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director, UNM Art Museum June 7 – July 26 Opening Reception: Friday, June 6, 6-8pm

Oscar Muñoz (Colombia), Biografías 2, 3 and 6, 2002 (still from video installation), three channel video installation with wood, metal and microphones with audio; video, 7 minutes, edition 2/3, purchase with The Carnegie Funds and gift of funds from NBT Charitable Trust, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder, image courtesy of the artist and Sicardi Gallery/© Oscar Muñoz, photo: Jeff Wells/© CU Art Museum, University of Colorado Boulder. On view at UNM Art Museum, June 7 – July 26, 2014


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Advances in technology have allowed enormous amounts of opportunity for people to remain virtually connected with others. Physical distance becomes somewhat irrelevant when anything from business meetings and family gatherings to museum tours can include individuals through virtual means. While these advances have created many possibilities for communities and individuals without the means to experience these moments firsthand, there still remains a gap in sensory experience which the virtual realm cannot replace. There is a layer of tactile and direct interaction that speaks to our most primitive desire to identify with others. Many of the artists exhibiting in Digital Latin America have utilized new media technology to fulfill this instinctive need through contemporary methods. These artists also create environments and situations in which ancient or fading cultural traditions of Latin America and New Mexico, as well as the Indigenous cultures of both regions, are presented to the audience in a way that activates multiple senses, allowing viewers to extend the experience of art beyond the visual and engage the tactile and auditory senses. This synesthetic approach creates a connection between viewer and artist, viewer and culture or viewer and artwork that can sometimes be lost in the common ways we use technology today. Gabriel Vanegas uses the Incan Quipu, an ancient data-recording device of string and knots, as a platform for audiences to listen to recorded stories of Indigenous South America. By touching Vanegas’ quipus, the material reads the participant’s energy and determines the clarity or distortion of the audio histories. Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado removes the visual sense in her piece Autorretrato (self portrait), which requires viewer participation. The participant is invited to run his/her fingers across a Braille canvas. A real-time webcam and custom software “observe” and translate the movement into sound; the participant hears his/her own image while experiencing the artwork. Although vision and touch are distinctly separate, they are not necessarily exclusive of one another. Unlike Nuñez del Prado, Javier Villegas relies on the visual to engage the audience. Villegas creates self-awareness and connection between the audience and his piece Herbacious through the mirrored image that occurs when a viewer steps into the camera’s view. The animated landscape rearranges the leaves to create the image of the viewer’s face. By nature, artists offer a personal perspective to the world; each artist is inherently part of his/her own work. Through new media, artists are given the unique opportunity for the audience to identify and engage more directly than ever before. The experience organically flows between introspective and social. Digital Latin America presents an engaging platform for audiences to experience regional and international cultural discussions through visual, auditory and tactile means, speaking to connectivity between virtual and actual. Teresa Buscemi Project Manager, Digital Latin America Reference: Hansen, Mark B.N. Bodies in Code: Interfaces with Digital Media. New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2006. Above: Javier Villegas (Colombia), Herbaceous, 2012, still image from interactive video, on view at 516 ARTS, June 7 – August 30, 2014

Exhibition

Connecting through Common Senses


Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8 Presented by 516 ARTS at the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Old Town, Albuquerque

Registration Admission: $55 general / $50 516 ARTS members / $25 students Our registration staff will be on-site to answer any questions you may have throughout the conference. Please wear your nametag at all times. This is proof that you have paid registration and are eligible to attend the sessions. The registration desk is located at The Albuquerque Museum the following hours: Saturday, June 7, 9:00am – 4:00pm Sunday, June 8, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Lodging Special discounted room rates are available for Digital Latin America attendees at the following preferred hotels: Downtown: Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Special symposium rate: $99/night www.albuquerque.hyatt.com • 505-843-2657 Old Town: Best Western, Rio Grande Inn Special symposium rate: $68/night www.riograndeinn.com • toll-free 800-780-7234

Transportation Albuquerque City Bus Routes: www.cabq.gov/transit/bus-routes-and-schedules 24-hour taxi service: 505-883-4888 Bicycle rentals: Routes Bicycle Rentals & Tours, located just outside of Old Town, 1102 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, 505-933-5667, www.routesrentals.com Train to Santa Fe: Ride the Rail Runner train from Downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe. For the full schedule, visit nmrailrunner.com.

Rejane Cantoni & Leonardo Crescenti (Brazil), SPEAK I FALA, 2011, 40 smartphones, microphone, loudspeakers, computer, digital dictionaries, voice activation and recognition technology, customized software, on view at 516 ARTS, June 7 – August 30, 2014

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Symposium

Register today at: www.regonline.com/DLA

Digital Latin America

SYMPOSIUM


SYMPOSIUM • Saturday, June 7 Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00am

Indigenous Pop: Music and the Digital Presence of Sisa Toaquiza, Flor de los Andes The Internet and digital media have made music from different artists and cultures more attainable. In this presentation UNM Professors Miguel Gandert and Enrique Lamadrid present the music and digital media of Sisa Toaquiza a Tiqua from the Ecuadorian Highlands, and examine how the digital age has effected her music, marketing and presentation, while maintaining a fidelity to the narrative and politics of her native culture. Miguel Gandert has been photographing the social rituals, people and landscapes of his native New Mexico for over twenty-five years. Enrique Lamadrid’s teaching and research interests include Southwest Hispanic and Latin American folklore and folk music, Chicano literature and literary recovery projects. He has done fieldwork with students in New Mexico, Mexico, Spain, Colombia and Ecuador.

Keynote: Saturday, 11:15am – 12:15pm

Pablo Helguera: Three Chairs for Society Special guest keynote speaker, Pablo Helguera (Mexico), Director of Adult and Academic programs at the Museum of Modern Art, will speak about artists bridging the self and the others through virtual and real space. He says, “Henry David Thoreau famously wrote, ‘I have three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.’ Thoreau was arguably referencing the equal importance of being with the self, enacting conversation with another and being an integral member of society. While negotiating the self with the others is not any new issue in artistic practice, today’s artists face an interconnected world that can produce both immediacy and alienation. In Latin America in particular, a vast continent that is held together by language and strong cultural links, its geography poses great challenges of communication and interconnectedness. This keynote discusses the related realities and philosophical and practical dilemmas for artists working today in the context of Latin America.”

12:15 – 1:30pm

LUNCH BREAK


Interactivity in Digital Art

Saturday, 3:00 – 4:15pm

STEM + Arts Education Forum This education forum includes and is led by Agnes Chavez, Cuban/ American artist and STEM + Arts specialist from Northern New Mexico, Sube, Inc. Topics include the challenges the rapidly expanding technologically-based professional world presents to 21st century students and the essential needs of strong grounding in both STEM and the arts. Teachers from the Digital Latin America STEM + Arts Education Program, including Marion Martinez and Matt Garcia, will share their findings, workshop processes and experiences with high school students that address these challenges and reveal some possible solutions.

5:00 – 9:00pm DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY On Central Ave. SW, between 5th & 6th Streets in front of 516 ARTS See pages 16-18

OPENING RECEPTION At 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque See pages 6-10

Left: Sisa Toaquiza • Pablo Helguera Above: Jessica Angel, Giselle Beiguelman, Javier Villegas • Agnes Chavez, photo by www.carolmorganeagle.com

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Three Digital Latin America exhibition artists discuss the importance of the viewer’s role when it comes to developing their concepts and the presentation of their work, and explain how the viewer’s participation differs between different forms of digital, media-based artwork. They will talk about how they consider the role of the viewer during their processes, as their individual pieces demonstrate some ways in which viewers may experience new media art. Featured artists: Jessica Angel (Colombia), Giselle Beiguelman (Brazil) and Javier Villegas (Colombia). Moderated by Andrea Polli, Mesa del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media & Director of the Social Media Workgroup at UNM.

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Saturday, 1:30 – 2:45pm


SYMPOSIUM • Sunday, June 8 Sunday, 11:00am – 12:30pm [SPECIAL FREE SESSION]

Exploring Language and Communication Through New Media Digital Latin America exhibition artists will speak about revitalizing lost/ fading languages of Central America and the Southwestern U.S., challenges of speaking a foreign language in a new country, communication through auditory and tactile means, and communication between humans and machines. All of these artists, including the work of Cantoni/Crescenti (Brazil), utilize digital technology in their work, through presentation and/or research methods, to creatively demonstrate the ways in which technology can preserve, revive and reconstruct how languages are experienced between platforms, generations and cultures. Moderated by Shelle Sanchez. Paula Gaetano-Adi (Argentina/Texas, USA) eats a different English word each day, cut from an English/Spanish dictionary, as an attempt to embody a non-native language. Her work-in-progress video performance, Pica, began shortly after arriving in the U.S., and will continue until she leaves the country. By literally digesting English in this way, she says she removes the disembodied power of having to speak a foreign (artificial) language, and in her words, “is trying to digest the simple implications of being a Hispanic speaker in the United States.” Matt Garcia (Kansas, USA) explores the intersection of new media, place and interdisciplinary inquiry, with a special focus on the subjectivity of American truth, ecology and visual culture. His piece, Community Language Space (CLS), engages the urban population to consider our role in an age of attempted sustainability, ponder how our relationship with indigenous American languages can contribute to ecological, environmental and cultural knowledge, and consider what we jeopardize with the loss of indigenous languages. Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado (Peru) explores notions of interpretation, translation, misrepresentation and perceptual cross-modality (such as synesthesia) in relation to the act of observing art through interactive painting and sculpture. Her pieces featured in Digital Latin America are activated by touch and react through sound and illuminated images. Gabriel Vanegas (Colombia) researches and creates artwork around the lost languages of ancient Central America. His project, The Lost Sounds of the Quipu, explores the recording device called Quipu (strings that contained values encoded by knots), a forgotten communication media used by the Inca Empire. Vanegas uses the quipu format to engage the viewer through tactile interaction, resulting in auditory histories of Central American cultures.

This session is made possible in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

12:30 – 1:45pm

LUNCH BREAK


Territory of the Imagination: Reimagining the Borders of Art and Space

Keynote: Sunday, 3:00 – 4:15pm

Alex Rivera: Globalization of Information and Communities Alex Rivera is a New York-based digital media artist and filmmaker. He was born to parents from Peru and New Jersey. Growing up in a bi-cultural, channel surfing, tract home led him to rethink assumptions about race, immigration, identity and the global economy. Rivera will discuss how his work addresses transnational challenges in communities and the ways in which technology has played a role in the migration of communities. His work uses many different techniques to try to describe two massive and parallel realities: the globalization of information through the internet, and the globalization of families and communities through mass migration. Rivera’s work always skews towards discussing the surreal elements of political realities, and strives to be both accessible and critical. His work demonstrates that complex arguments can be made clear and simple through the audio/visual medium.

Nahum Mantra • Alex Rivera

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Territory of the Imagination explores the work of artists engaging in disruptive, alternative and collective interactions with space and space technology. Nahum Mantra (Mexico)will discuss the curatorial project Gravedad de los Asuntos, in which nine Mexican artists are developing and executing projects in zero gravity. Members of the Astrovandalistas collective, Rodrigo Frenk, Andrés Padilla Domene, Thiago Hersan, and Leslie Garcia, will outline their contributions to the project, presenting images and ideas from their recent cross-border exploration of space in the Chihuahuan desert. Territory of the Imagination will take place at the U.S./Mexico border in the fall of 2015 and is organized by the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts in collaboration with Ballroom Marfa, Laboratorio Arte Alameda and Arts Catalyst. This session is made possible by the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP.

Digital Latin America

Sunday, 1:45 – 2:45pm


DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY Saturday, June 7, 5-9pm Outdoors on Central Ave. between 5th & 6th Streets Concurrent with opening at 516 ARTS, 516 Central Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque

Art, music, food & fun for the whole family

Everyone is invited to the free Downtown Block Party for Digtal Latin America. The event features an array of visual and performing arts, as well as food and entertainment celebrating the arts and cultures of Latin America and New Mexico. It offers fun for all ages in Albuquerque’s urban center, with performances, projections, illuminated projects, kinetic sculptures and interactive demos. Projects include: A/WAY: I Wish There Was A Way A/WAY has created a mobile version of the project “Before I Die” by Candy Chang. Participants at the Digital Latin America Block Party will have the opportunity share to their visions for creating art utilizing the phrase “I Want to Create ____________ in ___________.” The statement is meant to provide inspiration for and connections between specific projects or ideas and locations. Amor Muñoz: Maquila Region 4 (MR4) MR4 is a mobile factory for the manufacture of electronic-textile artworks. This nomadic workshop travels to poor areas of Mexico City offering American minimum wage ($8.00 per hour, compared to $0.60 per hour in Mexico). People are hired to produce fully functional electronic circuits using conductive thread. During the Block Party, the MR4 mobile factory will be showing documentation of the project. Jessica Angel & Gilberto Castillo: Global Optics Global Optics is an interactive mural in which the artist utilizes video mapped animation to bring the mural to life. Through paintings, murals and video projections, the artists capture an organic representation of what the micro-level of computers might look like to a human eye. Immigration & Social Change Mural and Bridge Building The New Mexico Faith and Coalition for Immigrant Justice invite participants to collaboratively create a mural on canvas as well as a model bridge to symbolize the wall along the United States border and the need for connection between us and our Latin American brothers and sisters, respectively. Images of artwork inspired by immigration and social change created by Latin American artists serve as inspiration for the mural.

Above: Candy Chang, New Orleans, LA • Amor Muñoz (Mexico) Maquila Región 4 (MR4), 2012/2014, mobile factory for textiles & electronics. Right: Jessica Pizaña Roberts (Texas, USA), still from Ay Papi, 2012 video, live performance at the Downtown Block Party + on view at 516 ARTS, June 7 – August 30, 2014 • Jessica Angel (Colombia), Global Optics, Live projection performance, 3rd Edition.


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Ligia Bouton: Understudy for Animal Farm Understudy for Animal Farm is an interactive, performative installation that explores issues of power, status and identity. Individual images of participants wearing the handmade pig hoods become visible on a website once the participant has “unlocked” the image with an access code. In this way, the viewer takes on responsibility for their image by making it public. Mala Maña Mala Maña, New Mexico’s own women’s voice and drum ensemble, draws its inspiration from the rhythms of Afro-Colombia’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Caribbean reggaeton, contemporary beat-boxing, African-American traditional, Mexican cumbia and their own cumbia-inspired original compositions.

D owntown Block Party

Jessica Pizaña Roberts: Logos Logos is an interactive performance in which the audience is asked to think about the relationship between the logos used to represent identity and culture through food. By serving her weight in beans to the audience while dressed as Rosarita, the performer symbolically sheds the implied stereotype and the audience metaphorically confronts the idea of the consumable and disposable body.


Downtown Block Party • Saturday, June 7, 5-9pm

Circo Latino & Tricklock’s The Manoa Project Circo Latino and Tricklock Company’s The Manoa Project are two youth programs at the National Hispanic Cultural Center that run for four weeks each June, engaging a diverse group of students in an exciting and intensive circus arts and theatre curriculum. For the Downtown Block Party, some of the young performers will mingle with the crowd showing off their juggling and stilt walking skills. ¡Explora! ¡Explora! presents Block Party activities that represent both the digital and pre-digital ages, including a Zoetrope and Thaumatropes; both are important antecedents of cinematography and animation. Drawing machines featured are the Wondergraph and KaliedoDraw.

Saturday, 9-11pm

After Party: Camarónes DJ duo Szu-Han Ho and Rafael Gallegos will perform a live set of music while serving shrimp. The set mixes hip-hop, R & B, electro-cumbia, moombahton, bachata and other Latin dance beats with the artists’ major influences: historical references from avant-garde art, theater and literature. The artists take turns dj’ing while peeling shrimp, cooking and serving their own recipe of coctel de camarónes to the audience. Location: Tricklock Performance Laboratory 110 Gold Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque, 505-254-8393, www.tricklock.com • Free Info: Szu-Han Ho: szho@unm.edu

Quetzalcoatl Food Truck • Mala Maña • Szu-Han Ho & Rafael Gallegos , CAMARÓNES, performance (Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM), 2014, photo by Patricio Rojas


June 6 – 22 Opening Reception: Friday, June 6, 6-10pm exhibition:

David Cudney: The Indices of Refraction

Location: 5G Gallery 1715 5th St. NW, Albuquerque Tue – Sat, 10am-4pm • Free INFO: 505-977-9643 • www.factoryon5.com

June 6 – July 26 Opening Reception: Friday, June 6, 6-8pm Concurrent with opening of Oscar Muñoz: Biografías in the main gallery

exhibition:

Luz Restirada: Latin American Photography from the UNM Art Museum Luz Restirada examines how photographers working in Latin America have navigated the interplay of technology, art and history from the 19th century up to the present as well as the social and cultural role photography has played in Central and South America. This exhibition presents works from the UNM Art Museum’s Latin American holdings in an effort to broaden the historical context of art and cultural exchange in this part of the world. Included in the exhibition are photographs by Pedro Meyer, Flor Garduño, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Luis González Palma, Joel-Peter Witkin and Vik Muniz. Luz Restirada is curated by UNM Art Museum Graduate Intern, Christian Waguespack. Location: UNM Art Museum, Van Deren Coke Gallery Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus, Albuquerque open Tue – Sat, 10am-4pm • Free, $5 suggested donation INFO: 505-277-4001 • www.unmartmuseum.org Joel-Peter Witkin, American, b. 1939, Still Life: Mexico City, 1992, Gelatin silver print, toned, Gift of the artist, 2001.42.3 Image courtesy of the artist, ©Joel-Peter Witkin

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The Indices of Refraction is a kinetic installation that explores the intended and unintended, the cause and effect of actions and policies in North America that impact on Latin America. Through the use of refraction and distortion of imagery, the installation “rotates” the viewer’s concepts of displacement of activities and the resulting consequences.

Digital Latin America

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS


Thursday, June 26, 7pm SCREENING:

Alex Rivera: Sleep Dealer The near future. Like tomorrow. The world is divided by closed borders, but connected by a digital network that ties together people around the world. Memo Cruz lives in the small, dusty Mexican village of Santa Ana del Rio. Santa Ana is the kind of place that seems frozen in time—except for the hi-tech, militarized dam that was built by a corporation, and now controls Santa Ana’s water supply. Memo dreams of leaving his small pueblo and finding work in the hi-tech factories in the big cities in the north. To escape, at night, in his room alone, Memo uses a homemade radio intercept to eavesdrop on conversations of people who, unlike him, have been able to leave—and who’ve made it to the big cities, where almost anything is possible. One night, while using his homemade radio, Memo stumbles across something he’s never heard before—the communications of the security forces that control the area around his village, hunting “Aqua-Terrorists.” Filmmaker Alex Rivera says, “I made Sleep Dealer first and foremost because I love science fiction. As a teenager I was fascinated by films like Brazil and Blade Runner. However, as I got older, I realized that despite the genre’s wild stories and countless special effects, there were some things that were unimaginable – and that maybe there was an opportunity to do something radically new with sci-fi... Sci-fi films almost always tell outsider stories, critical stories, yet so often the heroes are police or other authority figures. With Sleep Dealer, I wanted to put a new outsider – a would-be-immigrant – at the center of the story.” Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque Bank of America Theatre inside Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts • Free INFO: Randall Gann 505-252-6869 or the NHCC Box Office 505-724-4771


Family Day:

Old Media New Methods

Location: 516 ARTS 516 Central Ave. SW, Downtown Albuquerque • Free INFO: 505-242-1445 • www.516arts.org

Saturday & Sunday, August 2 & 3, 10am-4pm WEEKEND WORKSHOP:

William Wilson: Tintype Photography Join New Mexico Diné artist William Wilson in a two-day workshop, during which he will introduce participants to the history and process of tintype photography. A tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of iron coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Workshop participants will print onto anodized aluminum to create their own tintype photographs to take home. Wilson’s Talking Tintypes, on view in the Digital Latin America exhibition at 516 ARTS, merge the analog process of wet plate photography with post-production modern technologies to bring these still images to life. Like a QR code, the viewer can “scan” the image with a smart device and watch it come to life to tell the stories Wilson so passionately wishes to preserve and convey from indigenous people. Location: Harwood Art Center’s 6th Street Studio 1029 6th Street NW, Albuquerque Fee: $200, all materials included, pre-registration required, space is limited REGISTER: 505-242-6367 • www.harwoodartcenter.org

William Wilson, Talking Tintypes, 2014, interactive photographs, 40 x 40 inches, on view at 516 ARTS, June 7 – August 30, 2014

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Some of the artists in the Digital Latin America exhibition employ outdated methods of technology and use them in new ways to create a desired aesthetic and convey their concepts. In this spirit, 516 ARTS invites visitors to learn about these artists’ methods and create their own art objects using old school technology. Visitors will have the chance to study and think about the artwork in the exhibition and then learn how objects like Zoetropes and flip books relate to older methods of creating films and videos. Visitors can make their own Zoetropes, flip books and other objects to take home. The event is open to all ages with an informal presentation format to promote an environment of community creativity and discussion.

Digital Latin America

Saturday, July 19, 2-5pm


STEMArt(ists): A Field-Test Approach to Integrating STEM + Arts STEM and the arts. More than buzzwords, these disciplines lie at the very heart of preparing our students for success in a world that is increasingly mobile, interdependent, and collaborative. Why? Because the half-life of knowledge is shrinking and a student’s capacity to learn has become just as important as what they know. The ability to think critically and lead creatively is essential to success in this new world where innovation has become our new “normal.” For the past five years, the STEMArts.com team has been partnering with schools and organizations such as Los Alamos National Labs, 516 ARTS and the National Hispanic Cultural Center to explore innovative collaborations between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and the arts. These collaborations have produced a wealth of field-tested insights to both inspire students’ passion for learning and develop valuable 21st century skills like the ability to create and communicate in a multimedia environment, solve complex problems and think critically. For Digital Latin America, 516 ARTS, the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Sube, Inc. have teamed up again to continue the STEM + Arts Education Program that we started for ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness (the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art), which offered a series of youth workshops and learning tools that explored an integrated model of learning and experiencing the world through art and STEM. One of our tools, the ISEA STEMArts curriculum, was organized around the work, personal stories, creativity and innovation of featured ISEA2012 artists and continues to be an ongoing resource for teachers and students. Now, we have come together again to offer three STEM + Art youth workshops for Digital Latin America that explore the process of learning, social engagement and self-expression through science and art. Some of the students’ work from these workshops will be featured in the exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Education Building (described on page 23). Matt Garcia’s FIELD/WORK: Digital Ecologies of the Southwest invites students to explore a composition of “place” in New Mexico through local foodways, ecology and digital media. Marion Martinez’s multimedia constructions from salvaged computer parts becomes a journey into both the surprising beauty and environmental hazards of electronic waste. And my own workshop invites students to question “reality” through Skype dialogues with particle physicists and create video collages of their understandings or questionings. Workshops are being conducted with students from area high schools and the Sandia National Laboratories Manos Program, an educational supplement targeting Hispanic middle school students. Please join artists Matt Garcia, Marion Martinez and myself at the STEM + Art Education Forum during the Digital Latin America Symposium (Saturday, June 7, 3:00 – 4:15pm at The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History), where we will share our findings, workshop processes and experiences, demonstrating the power and effectiveness of integrated and project-based teaching with a strong grounding in STEM and the arts. Agnes Chavez www.agneschavez.com

Agnes Chavez in the studio, photo by www.carolmorganeagle.com


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FIELD/WORK: Digital Ecologies of the Southwest The FIELD/WORK project, by multidisciplinary artist Matt Garcia, engages local foodways, ecology and digital media to explore a composition of “place” in New Mexico. Garcia fosters the concept of “fieldwork” for the exhibition through the collection of information and knowledge from first hand observations and experiences while in New Mexico. The project invites the public to consider their own understandings of “place” while contemplating lost and inherited knowledge systems of the Southwestern United States. Selected pieces from the artist’s STEM + Arts workshop with youth at the National Hispanic Cultural Center are also featured in the exhibition. As a new media artist, Matt Garcia maintains a socially engaged practice exploring the intersection of digital culture, place and interdisciplinary inquiry. Growing up in the American Southwest informs much of Garcia’s work, which investigates the subjectivity of American truth, ecology and visual culture. Garcia founded desertArtLab, an art-based think tank that explores how connections between desert ecology, culture and community shape our understanding of where we are and who we are. Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center Domenici Education Center 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque INFO: 505-246-2261 • www.nhccnm.org Agnes Chavez , (x)trees v.4 mother earth. algorithmic drawing projection Matt Garcia

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Saturday, August 23, 7pm DOUBLE FEATURE SCREENING:

Blak Mama / Más allá del Mall?

Blak Mama In the tradition of surrealist films Miguel Alvear, visual artist and film maker, and co-director Patrico Andrade offer a symbolic look at the visual and cultural traditions of their native Ecuador. In this film, three locals who make a living as book recyclers go on a quest, searching for redemption, forgiveness and a purpose for their lives. The film is inspired by the city of Latacunga’s annual street festival whose symbols combine iconography of Catholicism, African traditions and local myths into a celebration of earthly redemption. The film follows the three major characters’ quest using dance, songs and animation along with the actual street celebration. The film has been included in the Venice Biennale as well as several other international film festivals. 2009, 95 minutes Más allá del Mal (Why Not the Mall?) Not satisfied with the reception for Blak Mama, Miguel Alvear embarks on a journey to find a pirate film distributor to steal his film to create an audience. The search with Ecuadorian actor Andrés Crespo, standing in for Alvear, discovers a market for pirate movies and a serious group of little-to-no-budget filmmakers, who create action and melodramatic films. 2010, 52 minutes LOCATION: UNM Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media IFDM Mesa del Sol Theater, 5700B University W. Blvd., Albuquerque • Free INFO: 505-277-2286 • http://ifdm.unm.edu

Miguel Alvear & Patrico Andrade, stills from Blak Mama • Miguel Alvear, Still from Más allá del Mall?


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Art and Interdisciplinary Research

Location: UNM Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media IFDM Mesa del Sol Theater, 5700B University W. Blvd., Albuquerque • Free Info: Szu-Han Ho: szho@unm.edu

Saturday, August 30, 4-6pm CLOSING EVENT:

Emerge: Film & Digital Media Creative Works The UNM Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program (IFDM) invites the public to an exhibition featuring digital media works in a variety of new and emerging technologies, including film, photography, design and digital dome art produced by UNM students. This exhibit highlights current creative multi-media works influenced by and centered around Indo-Hispano communities of New Mexico and Latin American arts, culture and people. The IFDM Program is a model of interdisciplinary education and an important resource to the university and the general public in developing and sustaining media industries for the state of New Mexico. LOCATION: UNM Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media IFDM Mesa del Sol, 5700B University W. Blvd., Albuquerque • Free INFO: 505-277-2286 • http://ifdm.unm.edu

Gabriela Durán, This is me from the series This is Eye, selfie manipulated with an Eye-tracker system, 2013 Nicholas Antonio Nelson, scene from The End Begins, 2014

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This series of short presentations and round table conversation amongst art practitioners and theorists revolves around the question of how research is embedded within artistic practice. Explorations in contemporary art commonly produce intersections with other disciplines to engender new forms of knowledge, perception and affect. This session brings together panelists who work across art, new media, neuroscience, biology and education. They come from The University of New Mexico, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, University of Arizona-Tucson and Gun Gallery, an artist-run alternative art space in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Panelists: Ernesto León De la RosaCarillo, Gabriela Durán, Adrian Pijoan, Cinthia Reyes Barrandey, Claudia X. Valdes and Victoria Vinamaragui. Moderated by Szu-Han Ho.

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Saturday, August 30, 2-4pm


The University of New Mexico focuses on Latin America The University of New Mexico is delighted to be a co-sponsor of Digital Latin America. UNM’s connections to Latin America are broad and deep, historical, cultural, and geographical. UNM has emphasized Latin American Studies since the early 1930s. In 1979, the Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII) was founded to coordinate Latin American programs on campus. Designated a National Resource Center (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education, the LAII offers academic degrees, supports research and provides development opportunities for faculty. In addition to the Latin American Studies (LAS) degrees offered, the LAII supports Latin American studies in departments and professional schools across campus by awarding student fellowships and providing funds for faculty and curriculum development. The LAII is also committed to expanding awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Latin America and Iberia among diverse constituents. Through its community education programs, the LAII coordinates a wide array of outreach initiatives, including K-12 teacher professional development opportunities; post-secondary academic conferences and lecture series; workshops and symposia for business leaders, government officials and media representatives; and cultural events for the general community. These days, UNM faculty in virtually every area of study work on Latin American projects, furthering understanding of science and nature, doing research and outreach in medicine and public health, analyzing and promoting human rights, investigating and celebrating art and culture. This guide to Digital Latin America gives us the opportunity to highlight a few of our recent efforts in the arts, particularly as artistic efforts connect to the revolution in communication technologies, and to international collaborations. For instance, in 2009, the UNM ARTS Lab released Tales of the Maya Skies, a full dome planetarium film project led by David Beining, purchased by more than forty planetariums worldwide, in countries including Thailand, Uruguay, Hong Kong and Ukraine. The Maya made sense of an ever-changing world by observing, recording and predicting natural events such as solstices, solar eclipses, weather patterns, and planetary movements. These observations, in combination with a sophisticated mathematical system, allowed them to develop a precise calendar system; their measurements of the length of the solar year were more accurate than measurements the Europeans used as the basis of the Gregorian calendar. The Maya also predicted eclipses, were able to forecast seasonal change and developed the concept of mathematical zero, enabling them to predict events into the future.

Hunahpu and Xbalanque • Hunahpu, Xbalanque and Maize God, excerpt from Tales of the Maya Skies


Just as UNM has participated in bringing to light through film the history, culture and science of Latin America, the university has also supported contacts, collaborations and exchanges among people. Taller de Intercambio // Interchange Workshop took place in November of 2012 simultaneously in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Culiacán, México. Facilitated by artist Szu-Han Ho and director Rafael Gallegos, the workshop represented a collaboration between emerging artists in two very different contexts in order to foster dialogue and to create a cross-border artwork/performance. Szu-Han led the group in Culiacán from Cuadrante Creativo, and Rafael led the group in Albuquerque, drawing artists and performers from UNM and the Albuquerque arts community. The workshop was conducted in Spanish and English. Participants in each place familiarized themselves with the conditions of those in the other location by sending a series of questions about their context—the city, the natural environment, the difficulties and challenges of being an artist, their difficulties and survival strategies. The groups responded to questions from the other side in writing, through Skype, video, and other media. Each group then composed a performative ‘score’—a series of instructions for enactment of an artwork—for the other side. The two sides enacted the scores they were given and exchanged the results in a concluding public program.

Taller de Intercambio (Interchange Workshop), 2012, Artists: Szu-Han Ho & Rafael Gallegos; Culiacán: Brenda Castro, Daniel (taqhero) Sarabia, doctorfeis, Fernando (Ferruco) Rubio, Frizia Corina, Lilia Geraldine Mena Ramiréz, Ling Sepúlveda, Omar (Charlex) López, & Paloma Montoya Soto // Albuquerque: Suom Francis, Stella Kemper, Ian Kerstetter, Antonio Pedro Marquez, Cecilia McKinnon, Lila Martinez, Allyson Packer

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Recent deciphering of the Maya hieroglyphics is providing archeologists with new and exciting discoveries. Using three-dimensional laser scanning and advanced graphic techniques, the virtual reconstruction of architecture in Tales of the Maya Skies also supports these archeologists in interpreting the ancient sites, and contributes to their conservation. Tales of the Maya Skies weaves together this rich combination of science, culture, and legend, immersing viewers in the sounds and sights of an ancient way of life. The project also included an online dimension that allows visitors to explore the Mayan language, calendar, and math. Funding for production was provided by the National Science Foundation and the Instituto Politécnico Nacional. Tales of the Maya Skies is the first full-dome digital show highlighting a Latin American culture, and Spanish language narration is available.

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If you visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center between now and November 2014, you will see amazing block prints, stencils and re-constituted digital captures of images from the aftermath of a street battle in Oaxaca in 2006 that garnered limited attention in traditional publishing and reporting venues. The exhibition features the work of a group of young artists called ASARO (short for Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca). This group was formed in 2006 as an artistic response to riot police repressing annual teachers’ demonstrations and community assemblies in Oaxaca. They have evolved into a community organization working in a variety of formats and mediums that are not easily preserved in archives or displayed in museums. Entitled Getting Up Pa’l Pueblo: Tagging ASAR-Oaxaca Prints and Stencils, this local exhibition of ASARO’s work plays on graffiti slang for creating, posting and/or applying images in places that can be difficult to access physically but highly visible to the public and thus labeled as lesser art. It also engages different meanings for the process of tagging, which archivists use to define labeling with keywords while graffiti artists use it to lay claim to a public space with an image or signature. In social media, tagging is a public form of organizing information under a hashtag. The ASARO (Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca) collection, which is featured in the exhibition, extends a historic emphasis on Mexican visual and ephemeral materials in UNM’s Center for Southwest Research into the digital age by matching print preservation with digital archiving, and inviting social networking into the labeling process. It is one of two such initiatives involving the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences. The other project, La Energaia, brings the UNM libraries together with the Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII) to play with the flow of digitally disseminated information and make Latin American discussions of energy policy more readily findable and more centrally located within the information highway. These and myriad other projects, collaborations and initiatives reveal the lively, dynamic array of UNM’s engagement with Latin America. The wonderful Digital Latin America takes us further into the future, along a path that leads in many directions, rich with provocation, pleasure and possibility. Virginia Scharff Associate Provost for Faculty Development

ASARO (Beta), Fuera Uro, 2007, photo captured via blog (from the digitally captured collection) ASARO (Yescka), Last Supper, 2012, block print, 19.75 X 25.5 (from the print collection)


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Andrew Connors, Albuquerque Museum of Art & History Kerry Doyle, Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at The University of Texas, El Paso

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The CURRENTS New Media Festival has grown from its local roots in 2002 into an annual, international, citywide event in Santa Fe. Albuquerque became an international hub of activity for new media art during ISEA2012, the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art, a massive collaboration led by

The 2014 collaboration kicks off with the Digital Latin America Opening Weekend symposium and events in Albuquerque June 6-8, with programs to continue through the summer. The three-week CURRENTS festival opens the following week, June 13. The lead venues in each city, 516 ARTS in Albuquerque and El Museo Cultural in Santa Fe, are connected by the Rail Runner train. It is a short walk to 516 ARTS from the station in Downtown Albuquerque, and the train arrives at the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, the home of El Museo Cultural. Come to both events to experience cutting edge, experimental, innovative, playful and poetic new work from around the globe. Works include interactive and fine art video installations, single-channel videos, multimedia performances and webbased art forms to name a few, along with panels, workshops and presentations by world-renowned artists.

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Digital Latin America Guided Tour at 516 ARTS, Albuquerque Railrunner train departs Santa Fe at 10:44am and arrives in Downtown Albuquerque at 12:12pm.

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June 13 – 29

Parallel Studios in Santa Fe and 516 ARTS in Albuquerque announce the launch of New Media New Mexico, an ongoing effort to highlight media arts in our state each summer. In June, 2014, New Media New Mexico begins with Digital Latin America, an Albuquerque collaboration led by 516 ARTS and CURRENTS 2014 in Santa Fe, presented by Parallel Studios.

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June 6 – 8

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Explore the spectacular landscape of New Mexico and the immersive world of 21st century art at the same time. Known for both its exceptional environmental beauty and its work in scientific innovation, New Mexico has historically been a mecca for arts and technology. In recent years, the state has become a gathering place for new media artists and enthusiasts from around the world who converge here to focus on the expanding intersection of art and technology.

Digital Latin America


The CURRENTS New Media Festival has grown from its local roots in 2002 into an annual, international, citywide event in Santa Fe. Albuquerque became an international hub of activity for new media art during ISEA2012, the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art, a massive collaboration led by

The 2014 collaboration kicks off with the Digital Latin America Opening Weekend symposium and events in Albuquerque June 6-8, with programs to continue through the summer. The three-week CURRENTS festival opens the following week, June 13. The lead venues in each city, 516 ARTS in Albuquerque and El Museo Cultural in Santa Fe, are connected by the Rail Runner train. It is a short walk to 516 ARTS from the station in Downtown Albuquerque, and the train arrives at the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza, the home of El Museo Cultural. Come to both events to experience cutting edge, experimental, innovative, playful and poetic new work from around the globe. Works include interactive and fine art video installations, single-channel videos, multimedia performances and webbased art forms to name a few, along with panels, workshops and presentations by world-renowned artists.

symposium

opening & block party

Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8

Saturday, June 7, 5–9pm

The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Old Town, Albuquerque Admission: $55 general / $50 516 ARTS members / $25 students Register today at: regonline.com/DLA

516 ARTS 516 Central Ave. SW & outdoors on Central between 5th & 6th, Downtown Albuquerque Free

Visit 516arts.org for information about the multi-site exhibition on view through August 30, the opening symposium, the Downtown Block Party, and public programs throughout the summer.

CURRENTS 2014 Santa Fe International New Media Festival festival opening

new media new mexico tours

Friday, June 13, 6pm–midnight Saturday, June 28, 1pm

CURRENTS 2014 Guided Tour at El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe Rail Runner train departs Downtown Albuquerque at 8:58am and arrives in the Santa Fe Railyard at 10:29am.

Digital Latin America Guided Tour at 516 ARTS, Albuquerque Railrunner train departs Santa Fe at 10:44am and arrives in Downtown Albuquerque at 12:12pm.

For the complete Railrunner schedule, visit nmrailrunner.com

at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, on the Santa Fe Railyard Plaza

4/10/14 2:34 PM

Saturday, June 21, 11am

30,000 sq. ft. of New Media Arts and Multimedia Performances in El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe: Video Installations, Performances and DJs in the Railyard Plaza Free

Visit currentsnewmedia.org for the complete schedule of exhibition/event listings and locations of venues across Santa Fe during the 17-day Festival.

June 13 – 29

Parallel Studios in Santa Fe and 516 ARTS in Albuquerque announce the launch of New Media New Mexico, an ongoing effort to highlight media arts in our state each summer. In June, 2014, New Media New Mexico begins with Digital Latin America, an Albuquerque collaboration led by 516 ARTS and CURRENTS 2014 in Santa Fe, presented by Parallel Studios.

516 ARTS that helped establish Albuquerque as a world-wide art destination. Now, that spirit of collaboration continues with the launch of New Media New Mexico, which is intended to be an annual series of events celebrating new media arts around the state.

Opening Weekend

June 6 – 8

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Explore the spectacular landscape of New Mexico and the immersive world of 21st century art at the same time. Known for both its exceptional environmental beauty and its work in scientific innovation, New Mexico has historically been a mecca for arts and technology. In recent years, the state has become a gathering place for new media artists and enthusiasts from around the world who converge here to focus on the expanding intersection of art and technology.

Digital Latin America

Digital Latin America Program Guide  
Digital Latin America Program Guide  
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