currents 2012


June 22, 2012 - July 15, 2012

Public reception: Friday, June 29 5:30-8pm

CCA is proud to partner with Parallel Studios in presenting currents 2012: the third annual Santa Fe New Media Festival, a citywide event which includes exhibitions, multi-media performances, internships, workshops, panel discussions, docent tours and educational programs that reach out to the schools and to the community. The Festival is held in venues throughout Santa Fe. Artists on view at CCA include Littleglobe (Santa Fe), Cristobal Mendoza and Annica Cuppitelli (Detroit), and Mary Tsiongas (Albuquerque). 


Notional Field  


spector ripps project space 

June 22-July 8, 2012 

Gallery hours: Tues-Sun, 12-8pm 

Annica Cuppetelli (USA) and Cristobal Mendoza (Venezuela) collaborate on the creation of site-specific, multimedia installations that address issues of space, interaction, and materiality. For currents 2012, they present Notional Field, an interactive work in which the movement of viewer’s bodies influence the movement of the work. Comprised of video cameras, computer simulations, and moving projection, this project speaks to the complex relationship between humans and computers and the interface of real and virtual worlds. 


The Vanish Series & Plenty of Time

Vanish3a2Munoz Waxman Foyer Gallery 

June 29-July 15, 2012 

Gallery hours: Fri-Sun, 12-5pm 

For currents 2012, Mary Tsiongas (Albuquerque) presents The Vanish Series, comprised of three compelling videos that inspire reflection on nature, technology and rapidly disappearing wilderness. Appropriating from 19th century iconic landscape painters who were intrigued by the romanticism of uninhabited terrain and using green screen techniques, she superimposes herself into the foreground of each painting and subtly interacts within the landscape. Also on view is Plenty of Time, a video projection that juxtaposes the way time is experienced differently by humans and by animals. 

 The Vanish Series presented courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery 



House Still 3Munoz Waxman Gallery 

June 29 & 30, 2012 

Performances begin at 8pm 

GARDEN II: House is a collaboration between composer and video maker Chris Jonas (Santa Fe), the members of TILT Brass’ quartet (New York City), and the creative team of Littleglobe (Santa Fe). This hour-long musical performance takes place in the dark, within a projected video environment that envelops the movement and sound of the performers. The experience is synaesthetic - combining abstract and specific imagery, evoking expressive, atmospheric, metaphoric, psychological, and cross-cultural realms of place, dwelling, urban identity and the human environment. CCA and currents 2012 present two free performances of GARDEN II: House


Ex-Docs screenings

in the Studio 

July 1, 2 and 3, 7:30p

Free Admission

currents 2012 presents three nights of beautiful, cutting edge, topical and experimental films. Filmmakers include: Robert Campbell, Chuck Przbyl, Linda Duvall, Fundacion Altiplano/Arica Nativa, Andy Birtwistle, Michele Guieu, Jem Cohen,  Jason Jacks, Shelly Jordon, Kent Tate, Anne Farrel, Jarred Alterman, Brennan Conaway. See the Cinematheque section for more info

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This project is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts/Art Works, New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Santa Fe Arts Commission and the New Mexico Tourism Department


For more information and a complete listing of all Currents 2012 exhibitions and events visit the Currents 2012 Website.