June 7 – 24, 2018
Futurition Santa Fe is a collaborative effort to bring awareness to a number of events taking place across several Santa Fe institutions and businesses that involve the intersections of art, science, and technology. The primary participants include Santa Fe Institute, Currents New Media, the Thoma Foundation (Art House), form & concept, Meow Wolf, Axle Contemporary, and the Santa Fe Railyard.
Futurition kicks off on June 7 with the Santa Fe Institute’s InterPlanetary Festival (interplanetaryfest.org), a two-day series of programs that seeks to engage with the problems of today by imagining the challenges of an interplanetary future. With topics such as reducing disease and economic inequality and managing finite resources, the Festival is part of SFI’s larger initiative the Interplanetary Project, which aims to bring complexity science to the public in an exciting, engaging, and experiential way.
Currents New Media festival, the second anchor of Futurition, will present installations by international artists at El Museo Cultural June 8-24. These will include VR and AR environments, multimedia performances, videos, robotics, 3-D printing, and more.
The exhibition Transfer Download will open June 15, 5-7 pm, at the Thoma Foundation Art House, curated by Kelani Nichole, a design strategist and curator based in New York. Through July 21, form & concept presents Inner Orbit, an exhibition of national artists interpreting the night sky and its role in earthly events. At Axle Contemporary, visual artist Stephen Auger presents Iris (times and locations vary, June 7-24), a multisensory installation of rhythmic sound, pulsating light, and vibrational resonance inducing altered states of experience.