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Federico Cuatlacuatl : Tiempo

Tiempo, a 2D and 3D animation by Federico Cuatlacuatl was shown as a single channel video, along with two other pieces by the artist, at Currents New Media 2019. Tiempo from federico cuatlacuatl on Vimeo. Single Channel 9 minute looping…

Matteo Zamagni : Horror Vacui and Nature Abstraction 2.0

Matteo Zamagni installed the immersive VR experience Nature Abstraction 2.0 and screened Horror Vacui at Currents New Media 2019. Horror Vacui from øøøø on Vimeo. Taking place in the current unfolding global crisis,the film explores the geological self-similar formations of…

CURRENTS Artist Interview: SNOW YUNXUE FU

Snow will be showing Bask and Planet Domes, two single channel videos, at Currents New Media 2020. CURRENTS Artist Interview: Snow Yunxue Fu from Currents New Media on Vimeo. Snow Yunxue Fu is a new media artist, curator, and Assistant…

Virtual Studio Visit: ZOE SANDOVAL

CURRENTS 2020 artist and experience designer, Zoe Sandoval, shows us their studio space and talks about their process. Zoe discusses how ritual, intergenerational history, love letters and the now-valueless Venezuelan bolívar play roles in their work. Check out more of…

Natasha Maidoff — Is There A Cure For My Friend

Two best friends embark on a mystical odyssey to find a cure for a life-threatening disease. Is There A Cure For My Friend by Natasha Maidoff was featured in at the 2019 Festival Experimental Documentary Screening. You can watch an…

Performative Ecologies virtual tour and curator talk with Patricia Watts

Curator and founder of Ecoartspace walks us through Performative Ecologies on view at CURRENTS 826 Gallery now. Gallery hours: Thursdays 11 – 5, masks REQUIRED, no groups larger than 5 admitted at once. Friday/Saturday by appointment only– email calex@currentsnewmedia.org. Performative…

Virtual Studio Visit: AVITAL MESHI

CURRENTS 2020 artist, Avital Meshi, shows us around her California studio. She discusses how identity, machine learning and Second Life play important roles in her work. We get a sneak peak at her new performance piece, Don’t Worry Be Happy,…

Virtual Studio Visit: LYN GODLEY

CURRENTS 2020 artist and designer, Lyn Godley, takes us inside her Philadelphia studio and talks about how she makes beautiful, immersive light art using programmed LEDs and reflective material. She discusses collaborating with musicians and upcoming research on the meditative…

CurrentSoundscapes Cycle 1 – Digging In

And so this is it. Cycle 1 of CurrentSoundscapes, Digging In. Listen to the final playlist below or here on our Soundcloud, and check out more of the work from the participating artists! Currents New Media · CURRENTSoundscapes Cycle 1…

CURRENTS team Twitch #5

C, Bel and Al discuss Apple’s new XR eyeglasses, the Sims, online relationships and more! Tune in every other Wednesday for a new conversation with the CURRENTS team. Next stream is June 3rd at 6pm MST.

Liat Berdugo + Emily Martinez as Five Twins

Anxious to Make is the collaborative practice of Liat Berdugo and Emily Martinez, two commissioning bodies. Their focus is on the so-called “sharing economy” and the contemporary artists “anxiety to make” in the accelerationist, neoliberal economic landscape. Our work has…

CURRENTS Artist Interview: ANDREA PENSADO

Al talks to CURRENTS 2020 electronic musician and performance artist, Andrea Pensado.   Andrea discusses art & music in academia, ventriloquist dummies, fear, her process and the silver lining of quarantine.  Andrea will be performing ¡Portate Bien! at #CURRENTS2020.  Check out more of…

Guli Silberstein : Cut Out & Disturbdance

This week for Revisiting we are featuring two shorts by Guli Silberstein which were featured in our Experimental Documentary screening during last year’s 2019 Festival. Watch both here on our IGTV channel, along with previous Revisiting artists. Cut Out from…

Artist Interview: SARAH BANKS

Bel interviews CURRENTS 2020 artist, Sarah Banks. Sarah talks about her 3D-animated video, Tunnel of Love, as well as about some of her favorite objects, her experience as a CURRENTS intern last year, instagram filters, a very special animatronic piggy…

Anna Eyler : PAN/PAN

This week Revisiting features a single channel animation shown in the 2019 festival. The full video is below, and can also be seen on our IGTV. Check back every Thursday for new video! Through computer-generated video, PAN/PAN (2018) probes the…

Virtual Studio Tour: OWEN LOWERY

Interactive artist Owen Lowery takes us on a wild and wonderful tour of his at-home studio. Owen shows us several of his projects and discusses how he engages audiences of all ages by sparking curiosity with playful, accessible, immersive experiences….

CURRENTSoundscapes Cycle 1 – Week 5

It’s our last week! We are so excited to see the remixes you make to wrap up this cycle of CurrentSoundscapes. May 8 5. embroidered – Create a sonic artifact that is gilded, quilted, lined, woven, or mended with threads…

Currents Team Livestream #3!

We were back this week with a special guest William Dunn from form & concept gallery. We discussed technology, craft, and the ways in which we have been dealing with social distancing and public closures. This week C was reading…

Alia Ali : Borderland

Alia Ali presented Borderland as an experimental documentary screening during the 2019 Currents New Media Festival. The video is shared on our IGTV as part of the Revisiting series, where each week we take a look back at previous single-channel…

Artist Feature: Payton Meyer on ANTIFACE

Artist and designer Payton Meyer discusses his piece, Antiface, and how facial recognition technology and police surveillance inspired him to create this fully-customizable LED helmet. Antiface will be on view at CURRENTS 2020. Learn more about Antiface at pimtron.com.

360° Gallery Tour: Winter Tales

This exhibition features four previous Currents New Media Festival artists collected together to explore themes of the darkest quarter of the year. From a retelling of a classic winter witch tale through smell to an exploration of inner-turmoil projected into…

CURRENTSoundscapes Cycle 1 – Week 4

CURRENTSoundscapes SoundCloud Instagram Are you ready to tell a story? This week for the CurrentSoundscapes theme we are looking at sonic storytelling. This is all about how we divide up time, rhythm, and syncopation to construct a narrative in audio….

Annette Isham : Among the Multitudes and Such Swiftly Subside

Revisiting #2 features two single-channel videos from the 2019 Festival made by Annette Isham, a video and performance artist who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Annette Isham was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Colorado. Her…

CurrentSoundscapes Cycle 1 – Week 3

CURRENTSoundscapes SoundCloud Instagram All of the beautiful submissions keep rolling in! Thanks so much to everyone who participated this week! Our new prompt is now live on the CurrentSoundscapes page, and below. We have been hearing great things from our…

Solastalgia by Robert Campbell & Babette Pendleton

This week the Currents Team is starting a new series of posts “Revisiting” that highlights past video artists! Our first artist is Robert Campbell, who has shown single and multiple channel video in several of our past festivals. This video…

Currents Staff Livestream 2

Did you miss our latest livestream? You can see it or watch again on Twitch! You can find us by following this link or searching Currents New Media. This week we talked with Megan Jones about our ongoing project CurrentSoundscapes….

CurrentSoundscapes Cycle 1- Week 2

CURRENTSoundscapes SoundCloud Instagram We had such a great response to last week’s theme and loved hearing all your entries! Looking forward to what you all will create this week! We are also happy to announce our list of guest curators!…

CurrentSoundscapes Cycle 1 – Week 1

CURRENTSoundscapes SoundCloud Instagram We are happy to announce that our special project Produced by Megan Jones is now live on our website! The first theme can be accessed at https://currentsnewmedia.org/currentsoundscapes/ Each week a new theme will be released. These themes…

The Photographic Thread

Exploring the connections between techniques and concepts from traditional photographic processes through the post-digital age with the artists featured in CENTER + CURRENTS: Shifting Perspectives. by C Alex Clark For our latest collaboration, Currents 826 has teamed up with CENTER…

Conversation with Sarah Bradley at Currents 826

On September 12 C Alex Clark sat down with Sarah Bradley to discuss her installation at the gallery. The following conversation covers her practice and unique use of fabric, as well as her experience working at Meow Wolf, followed by…

Stillness in Motion

Time, technology, and the act of looking in Sarah Spengler’s Stills by C Alex Clark Stills was shown at Currents New Media Festival 2019, as well as the exhibition Reprise at Currents 826 in August 2019 Vision is a subjective…

New Mexico School for the Arts: cultivating artistic talent in Santa Fe, New Mexico

New Mexico School for the Arts recently underwent a construction overhaul. During a visit to their recent open house, I was able to see just how impressive their new facility is.

On Virtual Reality and Digitized Experience

A panel discussion during Space Between the Skies at Apexart Featuring Christiane Paul, Tyler Hopf, and Alfredo Salazar-Caro Touching on some of the topics covered in last week’s interview with Avital Meshi, this panel discussion with three leaders in the…

Interview with Avital Meshi

Five questions answered by Avital Meshi, who brought her performance ‘Live Feed‘ to Currents 2019 opening weekend. by C. Alex Clark Are we disappearing into the digital? How do we act when we leave our bodies behind? What new ways…

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