CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2017

June 9-25, 2017

Lee Montgomery and CENTER

Come Celebrate CCA’s 35th Year!

Lee Montgomery
Air Force: aesthetic experiments in aviation
June 14 – August 10, 2014
CCA spector ripps project space

A television transmitter broadcasts from a tethered 5-foot weather balloon. Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles shoot aerial video. Drones make drawings in the sky at an architectural scale.  And in the gallery, wall drawings and works on paper are created via remote control airplane. Albuquerque-based artist Lee Montgomery presents Air Force: aesthetic experiments in aviation in conjunction with Currents New Media Festival.

For several years Lee experimented with broadcast technologies via his collaborative project, Neighborhood Public Radio. With Air Force, he finds ways to further this work with experimental broadcast, this time using controlled vehicles that are designed to roam the skies with radio technology and other less advanced methods.

Simultaneous to Air Force and in conjunction with The International Museum of Folk Art, Lee will be collaborate with a Japanese kite maker to launch a kite-driven camera,  creating a live video from the viewpoint of the kite.  Lee will also be developing new flight-based works in Detroit and New York state, as well as a few other U.S. cities, which will be premiered in an artist talk and video screening during the run of this show.

CENTER
The Curve: CENTER Award Winners Opening Reception
June 14 – August 10, 2014
CCA Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery

CCA will host several projects from CENTER’s internationally renowned grants and awards program during the flagship event, Review Santa Fe. The Choice Awards and Project Grants are awarded to outstanding fine art or documentary projects on the brink of wider acclaim. Winners soon to be announced.

Dear Erin Hart
June 14 – August 10, 2014
CCA Living Room

Jessamyn Lovell’s identity was stolen by a San Francisco-based woman named Erin Hart. “Dear Erin Hart,” is a body of work made in response to the crime. In an effort to piece together what happened, while building a portrait of her transgressor crime spree, Jessamyn documented relevant places, interviewed witnesses, hired a private investigator, and even photographed Erin Hart being released from jail on separate charges. Through photography, video, and other forms of documentation, Jessamyn attempts to better understand and exact revenge on Erin Hart, all the way discovering more of herself.

Related public events:
June 14, 10am – 8pm: Shebang! CCA’s 35th birthday bash
June 22, 2pm: Dear Erin Hart, a performance by Jessamyn Lovell
June 28, 6:30 – 9pm: Click Clique: a CCA and CENTER fundraiser and celebration

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