Projected Light Illuminates the Night
at Santa Fe Complex Beginning July 3
Summer@The Complex™ continues at sunset on July 3 with Projected Light™, a drive-in theater for the 21st century, when eight artists project their creations in sound and video on the interior and exterior walls of the Complex. The event’s new kind of fireworks continue through the weekend on the 4th and 5 and end on the weekend of July 10-12.
This show, conceived and curated by Woody Vasulka and Orlando Leibovitz, features new multi-channel video work by acclaimed Santa Fe artist Steina and other internationally-recognized video artists. Projections begin at sunset each night when the facade of the Complex building will be illuminated by computer modeled moving images. It is funded in art by the Santa Fe Arts Commission.
Steina is well-known to the Santa Fe community. She explores the use of sound in creating and altering video signals and the orchestration of video in an installation context. She is creating new work for Projected Light. Her work is a must-see for any follower of electronic media.
Tokyo-native Hisao Ihara joins Steina from his home in New York City. His work explores the intricate overlay of time and visual perception within immersive video environments. He works in animation, live action video, video performance and hybrid digital media.
Michael Bielicky and Kamila B. Richter’s work, “Falling Times” is a real-time news translation machine presenting permanently appearing and disappearing information about our times to visually represent the heavy InfoPollution surrounding us. With the help of an computer algorithm, the combination, amount, size and speed of the objects is permanently changing and the image is never the same.
Albuquerque-based James Coker’s works include the development and expansion of the development of music composition software, landscape photography, regular participation in ensemble-based improvised music performances, and the cinematography, editing and development of custom processing algorithms for a variety of music-video and video-art projects. He first visited the Complex in February, 2009, for the SFMax electronic music series.
Also based in Albuquerque, Dr. Woohoo, aka Drew Trujillo, is programming a path from computer code back to the natural world. He creates his art by combining the intelligence of algorithms and the creative expressiveness of organic media with behaviors found in natural systems.
Susanna Carlisle returns to the Complex after her March, 2009 show in the Manipulated Image series. She portrays the body in motion as a repository of human experience. Encoded within the structures of bones, muscles, and cells are messages of physical response to intellectual and emotional evolution. Using tools of technology, her goal is to make the inner state visible; to reveal it in its raw, vulnerable, subjective states of being.
Marianna Amster focuses on the flexibility and layered quality of perception. Though the work is often abstract, it uses metaphor to give form to emotion and to discuss the relativity of meaning. Her current video series — Laws of the Universe — uses the physics of objects in reaction to unique environments to illustrate aspects of human psychology. They are, in a sense, photographs of places that do not exist.
The Complex is a collaborative of highly skilled and dedicated volunteers with backgrounds in art, science, education, public policy and technology. Projects that cross aesthetic, artistic, technical, scientific and socio-economic boundaries emerge from this unusual mix. The Complex promotes both community building and economic development in the Santa Fe region for the City of Santa Fe. It is a hothouse for innovation, addressing many challenges communities face at this time, while encouraging unique and entirely original works that combine computer modeling, interactive elements, electro-acoustic and computer music, video projections, and holography.
Because the Complex has an educational component to its mission, many of these works educate and inform the public about new frontiers in art, science, technology and our evolving world. The audience is encouraged to participate during all the public events, enhancing residents’ and visitors’ involvement in Santa Fe’s cultural originality.
Come, participate and be amazed!
July 3, 2009: 8:23 pm to 10:30 pm
July 4, 2009: 8:23 pm to 10:30 pm
July 5, 2009: 8:23 pm to 10:30 pm
July 10, 2009: 8:22 pm to 10:30 pm
July 11, 2009: 8:22 pm to 10:30 pm
July 12, 2009: 8:22 pm to 10:30 pm
Santa Fe Complex is located next to the Railyard Art District and within walking distance of the hotels, restaurants and shops at the plaza downtown. We’re housed in two facilities, the conference area at 624 Agua Fria and the project space at 632 Agua Fria.
The conference area contains meeting rooms and facilities for short-term use associated with on-going complex projects. The project space houses the great room, where we hold events and offer working facilities for laptop users, coffee lounge and work carrels.
While there is parking at 624 Agua Fria, the Romero Street parking lot is more conveniently located for the 632 facility. Romero St. is an old-style Santa Fe ox-cart road just east of the 624 driveway. Follow it until it opens up to two lanes and turn hard right into the parking lot for 632.
Here’s a map to our location, a representative shot showing the Railyard District and a sketchup drawing of the facility at 632: For more information, call 505/216.7562.