CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2023

June 16-25, 2023

CURRENTS 2022 PRESS RELEASE

CURRENTS FESTIVAL 2022: CIRCUITS

10 DAYS. 75 ARTISTS. ACROSS SANTA FE.


Santa Fe, NM — CURRENTS New Media is pleased to announce its annual art + technology festival, CURRENTS 2022: CIRCUITS, from June 17-26th, 2022. The festival marks its 13th year as an international new media exhibition with a return to a full-scale, citywide festival. CURRENTS 2022 celebrates all the City Different has to offer with locations at the Santa Fe Fairgrounds, Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), Currents 826, form & concept, and SITE Santa Fe. After two years of reduced scale, CURRENTS New Media is thrilled to expand the annual festival to new locations, exhibiting simultaneously at Southside and Downtown venues for the first time.

Over 70 artworks will be presented June 17-26th as part of the multi-venue festival across Santa Fe: featuring work ranging from new media installation and sound performance, to video works and augmented reality at CCA, The Santa Fe Fairgrounds, CURRENTS’ year-round gallery Currents 826, and partner venue form & concept. Visitors to CCA will experience a wide range of new media work both inside the beautiful Tank Garage gallery and outside, with several open-air installations. CURRENTS will also make use of CCA’s theaters, with four daily video programs and nightly performances. At the Fairgrounds, visitors will experience creative and engaging new media works for the whole family. The neighboring Rodeo de Santa Fe will coincide with the second half of the festival, running June 22nd- 25th. All required COVID-19 precautions will be in place at each location.

CURRENTS is an initiative of Parallel Studios, a local nonprofit founded by Frank Ragano and Mariannah Amster. As curators, they have shown artworks at the intersection of art and technology by artists based regionally, nationally, and abroad for twenty years. The result is a diverse, dynamic, and captivating exhibition that attracts a wide range of both local and visiting audiences. Each year the festival presents works that include a mix of interactive and immersive installations, virtual and augmented reality, multimedia performances, robotics, 3D printed work, video, sound art, and more.

It is thanks to CURRENTS’ many supporters and partners that this endeavor is possible. Parallel Studios is pleased to return to a full-sized festival through its expansion to new locations. This expansion allows Parallel Studios to support a wide range of artists who create innovative works that offer the community a broad horizon of immersive art experiences. 

For a full list of participating artists and additional festival information visit https://currentsnewmedia.org/festivals/2022/