Summer@The Complex Detonates on June 13th with FrankenCircuit

Santa Fe Complex announces Summer@The Complex, a series of original events showcasing the artistic and scientific vigor of the Complex and its role as a vital part of Santa Fe’s cultural, scientific, economic and technological landscape. These events demonstrate the vibrant interaction of art, science and technology in Santa Fe. The Summer Series includes several visual art exhibitions, six lectures on contemporary music, three concerts with pre-concert lectures, and three experimental video screenings followed by discussions with the artists. The community is invited to participate through interactive programs and project-based art.

FrankenCircuit opens Summer@The Complex on Saturday evening, June 13th, with a spectacular gala fundraising event starting at 7pm. FrankenCircuit is an enormous electric installation, conceived by Phil Mantione, comprised of kinetic, sound and light sculptures with multiple video projections created by a collaborative team of over 15 artists, musicians and scientists. FrankenCircuit detonates at the stroke of 9:00pm when Stephen Guerin, founder of Santa Fe Complex, pulls a big red lever, all the projects will start up simultaneously. Cool stuff! Lights, sounds, action! The event features live performances throughout the evening.

Projected Light continues the summer program with a series of two weekend events from July 3 - 12. Beginning at dusk each night this show, conceived and curated by Woody Vasulka and Orlando Leibovitz, features new multi-channel video work by acclaimed Santa Fe artist Steina and other international video artists. Opening night includes laptop images by local artists and students displayed in parked cars – a techno drive-in. The facade of the Complex building will be illuminated by computer modeled moving images. A different form of July 4th fireworks!

re:Make IT! runs from August 7-9 and focuses on innovative uses of custom built, re-purposed or recycled technology to create artwork, environments and performances reflecting self reliance, innovation, and community participation. Instead of buying something, re-make it! Instead of being entertained, create and become the entertainment!

Manipulated Image focuses on artists who use digital transformations and software to realize their creative visions. In three screenings, June 26, July 24 and August 28, the artists will present their work followed by a discussion. Artists operating on the cutting edge of technology and at the highest levels of creative expression are selected by the organizer, Alysse Stepanian.

Understanding the Complexity of Contemporary Music features composer James Brody. This series explores work by six contemporary composers. Using mentoring, extensive audience discussion, and technology to represent the music visually in real time, these events foster comprehension of this often challenging music. Composers include Iannis Xenakis, Franz Kamin, Milton Babbitt, Brian Ferneyhough, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Igor Stravinsky, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. July 15 & 29, August 12 & 26 and September 9 & 23.

Composer Talks at The Complex includes three concerts with music by contemporary composers and lectures exploring the role of technologies: digital computers, software and hardware as used in modern music, electronic and otherwise. Dates TBD.

Come, participate and be amazed!

Additional contact info:

FrankenCircuit: Phil Mantione, manti@earthlink.net, 505/466.4832

re:Make It!: David Enoch, generentropy@gmail.com

Projected Light: Orlando Leibovitz, orlando@orlandoleibovitz.com, 505/466.4832

Composer Talks at the Complex: James Brody, james.brody@gmail.com,505-795-2835

Manipulated Image, Alysse Stepannian, info@alyssestepanian.com, 505/466.4832

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