Project Interchange is an event that brings together poets from Albuquerque and Santa Fe in a performative, creative dialogue about connection and community and will occur simultaneously in both cities. This project is organized by Friends of the Orphan Signs in collaboration with Axle Contemporary.
The first iteration of Project Interchange is Friday, April 28, from 8:30-10:30 PM at Fusion Theater in Albuquerque (708 1st St NW) and The Railyard in Santa Fe (1607 Paseo De Peralta – near 2nd Street Brewery). Poets in each city will text each other via a live group message projected onto a large-scale outdoor wall. The conversations will expand from guiding questions about our relationship to one another. Poets in Albuquerque include Sara Rivera, Valerie Martinez, Rebeca Alderete Baca, and Amaris Ketcham. Poets in Santa Fe include Edie Tsong, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, and more.
Friends of the Orphan Signs immersive retrospective, on view through April 30, will be open during the April 28 event at Fusion Theater.
Though only separated by 64 miles, Santa Fe and Albuquerque are divided by socio-economic and cultural factors which inform our experiences of each place. Project Interchange seeks to explore this gap and to offer expansive dialog about those factors that separate us and those that connect us. This project offers a space to expand how we understand and connect to each other and ourselves.
FOS operates the project website interchange.city and will continue to utilize this online platform to supplement physical iterations of the project. The public is invited to use the website as a platform for submitting responses.
This is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly.