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November 12, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hills Snyder: Steam will be offered at ripple effect in two opening events which will accommodate the schedules of students during the week and other visitors on the weekend. An artist talk will happen at both events.

Visitors to this interactive work, opening Wednesday, November 9, at 12:00 PM, are invited to don headphones and recline blindfolded for 74 minutes within an audio environment derived from sounds gathered in Amsterdam by the artist on a month-long Artpace Travel Grant. The recordings were made as the artist walked the city scanning the streets for lost bicycle parts. Several dozen of the parts were used as templates for Baltic Birch cut-outs mounted with Plexiglas Durst prints of sky with passing clouds. These objects will populate the space of ripple effect and its immediate adjacent spaces, which will also feature the audio for those not currently in the chair.

The experience invites vulnerability, trust, relaxation, and drift into an alternate terrain.

The sound-scape was mixed down from 65 hours of audio during a Banff Centre for The Arts Residency in Alberta, Canada. The project has appeared in several different versions in Amsterdam, Miami, San Antonio, and San Marcos, Texas.

The event will be accompanied by an artist talk at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, in which the artist will reveal related projects in the series which Steam is part of—Book of The Dead, All Good Children, Casual Observer/Causal Observer, and Misery Repair Shoppe.

A sign-up sheet for 74-minute appointments in the recliner will be available at the opening or through contact via the ripple effect website. The artist will be hosting these appointments on Wednesday, November 9 to Saturday, November 12 from 12:00 to 6:00 PM. Appointments to recline will be available on two Wednesdays following the opening week—November 16, and 30, 12:00 to 6:00 PM.

A second opening event will take place Saturday, November 12, 12:00 to 6:00 PM and will feature the artist talk at noon.

ripple effect is a dedicated space for site-specific art installations, located on the campus of Santa Fe Community College. Part laboratory, part public venue, part teaching tool, the space hosts a range of local and regional artists. Launched in spring 2018 by Cary Cluett with the support of SFCC and Meow Wolf, ripple effect provides a desperately needed platform for creative exchange in a learning community suffering from a loss of funding and a dearth of young students.

6401 Richards Ave., Room 723D
Santa Fe, NM 87508


November 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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6401 Richards Ave. ARTS Room 723D
Santa Fe, NM, 87508
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