CURRENTS 2022 @ Fairgrounds
June 17, 2022 - June 26, 2022$7 – $20
10 DAYS. 75 ARTISTS. ACROSS SANTA FE. CURRENTS New Media is pleased to announce its annual art + technology festival, CURRENTS 2022: CIRCUITS from June 17–26, 2022. The festival marks its 13th year as an international new media exhibition with a return to a full-scale, citywide festival. CURRENTS 2022 expands across the City Different with locations at the Santa Fe Fairgrounds, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Currents 826, form & concept, and SITE Santa Fe.
Over 70 artworks will be presented June 17-26 as part of the multi-venue festival across Santa Fe: featuring work ranging from new media installation and sound performance to video works and augmented reality at CCA, The Santa Fe Fairgrounds, CURRENTS’ year-round gallery Currents 826, and partner venue form & concept. Visitors to CCA will experience a wide range of new media work both inside the beautiful Tank Garage gallery and outside, with several open-air installations. CURRENTS will also make use of CCA’s theaters, with four daily video programs and nightly performances. At the Fairgrounds, visitors will experience creative and engaging new media works for the whole family. The neighboring Rodeo de Santa Fe will coincide with the second half of the festival, running June 22nd- 25th. COVID-19 precautions will be in place at each location.
CURRENTS is an initiative of Parallel Studios, a local nonprofit founded by Frank Ragano and Mariannah Amster. As curators, they have shown artworks at the intersection of art and technology by artists based regionally, nationally, and abroad for twenty years. The result is a diverse, dynamic, and captivating exhibition that attracts a wide range of both local and visiting audiences. Each year the festival presents works that include a mix of interactive and immersive installations, virtual and augmented reality, multimedia performances, robotics, 3D printed work, video, sound art, and more.