CURRENTS NEW MEDIA 2019

June 7-23, 2019

New Media New Mexico @ Roswell Museum and Art Center

Waste of space by a. Eve-Andree Laramee

Roswell Museum and Art Center

Submissions for 2016 New Media New Mexico Partners will open September 15. 2015.

Travel a Media Arts Trail through New Mexico’s spectacular landscape and visit all of our NMNM Partners.

2015 View Google Map of Roswell / Hobbs Media Arts Trail Loop
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The Roswell Museum and Art Center will be participating in New Media New Mexico. During the months of June and July, the RMAC will be hosting several new media works that intersect with the museum’s diverse collection. Dedicated to the culture of the Southwest and beyond, the Roswell Museum’s holdings include southwestern art, the Aston Collection of the American West, which contains a vast array of historical artifacts, and the scientific materials of Robert H. Goddard (1882-1945), a pioneering rocketeer who worked in Roswell during the 1930s. The RMAC is also the site of an extensive art center, and the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium.

2015 Participating Artists

Eve-Andree Laramee – Waste of Space.
Inspired by the writings of Johannes Kepler, this video and series of image still juxtaposes the astronomer’s musings on cosmic harmony with the reality of space debris while featuring footage taken from the Kepler Space Telescope.

Wojciech Gilewicz’s a Painter’s Painting is a video filmed over a several year-period that depicts the artist painting with traditional materials in a variety of global locations. Through this performance, Gilewicz questions the currency of painting as a medium, and whether it can or should catch up with current social, political, and artistic practices.

Gerhard Mantz – Painting by Numbers, Allegro Scherzando
A video recording of computer software designed by artist. Exploring the nature of creativity, Mantz transforms the computer into an image-producing device capable of creating original digital paintings.

Margaret Noble – Dorian’s Gray. Inspired by two literary works, The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement by Twenge and Campbell, this work explores the tension between isolation and empathy, and the power of digital identities in creating the self.

Things to do in and around Roswell

International UFO Museum and Research Center, 114 North Main Street
Often considered the quintessential Roswell experience, the UFO Museum explores the known evidence surrounding the infamous 1947 Roswell Incident and leaves visitors to draw their own conclusions. Open 9-5 daily, admission $5.

Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd.
This museum showcases the collection of Donald B. Anderson, founder of the renowned Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. He has been collecting works from each of the participants since the program’s establishment in the late 1960s, and the immense collection is hung salon-style, making for a striking visual experience. Free to the public. Monday-Friday 9-4 pm, Saturday-Sunday 1-5 pm. A MUST SEE

Center for the Arts, our NMNM partner in Hobbs, will open their concurrent exhibition on June 13 from 5-7pm. The show will run through Aug. 1. Visit their website to view their calendar. Free admission

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, located east of Roswell on Pine Lodge Road
Bitter Lake is an important wildlife refuge for a variety of plants and animals, including birds and over 90 species of dragonflies. It is an especially good place to visit in the late afternoon and early evening. Open daily, sunrise to sunset, free to the public.

Bottomless Lakes State Park, 545 A Bottomless Lakes Rd, located off Rte. 70, heading east toward Texas A series of sinkholes surrounded by red rocks, Bottomless Lakes is among the most striking environments in Roswell. Swimming, fishing, non-motorized boating, and even scuba diving is permitted at Lea Lake, the largest of the sinkholes. This site also features a functional WPA-era bathhouse. Fishing is permitted at the other sinkholes, and there are hiking trails as well. Open every day, $5 per vehicle. Overnight camping is allowed, gates are locked at the Lea Lake campground and day-use area from 9pm-7am, mid-May through Labor Day. All other areas are open 24 hours.

History Society for Southeast New Mexico, 200 North Lea Avenue (http://www.roswellnmhistory.org/). This museum is currently under renovation, so interested visitors should call ahead of time to make sure it’s open. The Museum is housed inside a historic 1912 house, and the exhibits on view explore different aspects of Roswell’s history. Free to the public, donations accepted.

Spring River Park and Zoo, 1306 E. College Blvd
This local zoo features regional animals such as coyotes, prairie dogs, raptors, and mountain lions, as well as playgrounds and a working carousel. Free to the public, summer hours 10:00 am-8:00 pm.

Cahoon Park 1101 W. 4th St.
One of the larger parks in town, Cahoon Park features a swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Also features some great WPA-era architecture.

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