Most of us live on food and water. The inventor Tim Jenison seems fueled by insatiable curiosity. He begins to wonder: How could the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer create such photorealistic works? Did he have help from mirrors? If so, could a regular Joe (or Tim), without any training, make a beautiful painting? His deep, myopic dive into optics and art is recorded by the legendary Penn Jilette (who produces) and Teller (who directs). TIM’S VERMEER simultaneously serves as a riveting personal journey, an inspiring exploration of creativity and a provocative “what is art” argument. It’s also the most fun than you’ll have watching a documentary this year. (U.S., 2013, 80m)
Physicist-turned filmmaker Mark Levinson trained his cameras on the Large Hadron Collider, the largest science experiment in history. This 17-mile long tunnel on the French-Swiss border, with immense data collection systems, is designed and operated with 10,000 scientists and engineers from 150 countries to replicate the instant after the Big Bang. What will we learn about the atom...and life itself? With energy and unfolding thrills, plus wonderfully easy to-grasp graphics and fantastic subjects, this film makes the complex matters at hand exciting and easy to understand. (U.S., 2013, 99m, DCP, Abramorama Films)
This wild and poetic epic by Lars von Trier (MELANCHOLIA, DOGVILLE) follows a tale of sexual insatiability, from birth to the age of 50, told by a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) to an old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who has found her beaten up in an alley. As he cares for her wounds, he listens intently as she tells the intensely layered story of a life of climax and obsession. With Shia La Boeuf, Willem Dafoe, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater and Jamie Bell. (Denmark, 2014, 118m, DCP, Magnolia)
An alien (Scarlett Johanssen), sent from afar and equipped with enough human language and awesome seductive power, travels the Scottish countryside in search of human males. But then, her curiosity about her human body and an accidental act of pity disrupt her mission. Jonathan Glazer, known for his brilliant music videos and SEXY BEAST, adapts Michael Faber’s acclaimed novel to create a surprisingly layered tale into a lyrical evocation of solitude (U.K., 2013, 107m, DCP, A24)
Atomic Surplus in the press:
Pasatiempo - Brothers in Disarmament
Pasatiempo - Atomic Expositions
Pasatiempo - Half-life Legacy
Dallas Morning News
High Country News
CCA Muñoz Waxman Galleries
October 11 - January 5, 2014
Atomic Surplus is a multi-faceted project that examines what it means to live in the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Through art that addresses not only New Mexico identity, but also the larger realms of science, environment, war, activism, fear and hope, Atomic Surplus will consist of a major group exhibition; a sub-exhibition of historic artworks; a film series; a lecture series; hands-on, field-based children's education program; essay-driven exhibition catalog; and online archive.
Through a multi-pronged approach and working with diverse partners, Atomic Surplus illustrates a diversity of perspectives on the nuclear legacy. The project not only references historical moments and regional connections, but uses New Mexico and the WWII-era as a touchstone for looking at much more global and contemporary consequences.
As centerpiece of the Atomic Surplus project, this group exhibition sets the tone for its auxiliary programs and publications. The work of 12 international artists represents a variety of topics and viewpoints. Presented in various media, the artworks depict everything from the first atomic bomb tests to nuclear waste facilities to the thriving wildlife in Chernobyl to the meltdown in Fukushima to the promise of nuclear power. Atomic Surplus does not take a position on the nuclear issue, but exposes audiences to a range of imagery and ideas. A color catalog accompanies the exhibition, with short essays from artists, scholars, historians, and others.
- Center for Land Use Interpretation (Los Angeles)
- ChimÎPom (Tokyo)
- Peter Cusack (London)
- Nina Elder (Santa Fe)
- Eric Lusito (France)
- Rankin & Dub Ainu Band (Tokyo)
- Vanessa Renwick (Portland, Oregon)
- Bettina Samson (Paris)
- Jim Sanborn (Washington, DC)
- Claudia X. Valdes (Albuquerque)
- Greta Young (Santa Fe)
- Luca Zanier (Switzerland)
Sub-exhibitions and related events
- Tony Price and the Black Hole
- Los Alamos Historical Society Archive
- Nuclear Age Vintage Ads
- The Poetry of Arthur Sze: Gingko Light
- Project Plowshare: John Wayne vs Edward Teller
- A marathon reading of The Road!
- A Mushroom Cloud and the Twin Towers: The role of images in contemporary consciousness
- Vanessa Renwick and Oregon Department of Kick Ass
- Screening of Dr. Strangelove, Atomic Cafe, and selections from the Uranium Film Festival
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Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
In celebration of its 35th anniversary presents an exhibition of 100+ artworks, a gala with auction, a benefit film festival, and a series of public programs that honor the countless artists who have made Santa Fe a mecca for the arts.
April 11 - May 30, 2014
Jane Lackey's work is informed by networks, circuits, and the body's physical systems.
April 11 - June 1, 2014