Reflections from iX Symposium 2015

This was an amazing symposium in interactivity and VR. We got to see some very interesting talks and lectures. equipment and project presentations, lots of dome projects and a magnificent dome performance: Entropia, by Eric Raynaud (FR), Aurélien Lafargue (FR) and LP St-Arnault (CA). (Link to artist interview in french.)

I had the pleasure to do a presentation of the IAIA College and the work we have done here in the IAIA Digital Dome during the last year including student projects in interactivity / gaming in the fulldome, the Telepresence project during iX 2014 and immersive interactive projects during Currents 2014 by visitng artist Zack Settel and UNM student Chris Clavio. It has been an amazing year with good student work in Interactivity, Dome Production I fall 2014 and good work from students in summer internship 2014 in collaboration with UNM students and ArtsLab.

Currents 2015 in the IAIA Dome: June 13-14 and 20-21 2.30 pm – 6 pm

This years Currents International Media Festival in the IAIA Digital Dome will have two parts, one student screening (2.30-2.50 pm; 4.15-4.40 pm) and one selected artists main screening (3-4 pm; 5-6 pm).

In Currents 2015 @ the IAIA Dome we have the unique possibility and pleasure to screen works from Electronic Arts and Experimental Video pioneers Steina and Woody Vasulka.

Participating selected artists: Eric Freeman with “Cycles”, Chris Henschke with “Edge of the Observable”, Michael Wyshock with “Deluge”, Audri Phillips with “Relentless Beauty”, Kortney Luby with “I know what I am”, Lance Ford Jones and Claudia Cumbie-Jones with “Gulfstream”, Tony Abeyta with “Aqueous/Acquiesce”, Yusuf Emre Kucur “Bio-inspire”, Fernanada D’Agostino with “The New Math”, Steina Vasulka “Qaqortoq” and Woody Vasulka with “From the Lucifer’s commission”.

Student screening will show works from IAIA, UNM ArtsLab and RingLing College of Art and Design.
Participating students:
RingLing College of Art and Design: Andrew Halley, Peggy Blount, Corey Allen, Nick Lennon
University of New Mexico / ArtsLab: Mia Casesa, Rubin Olgin, Adam Davis
IAIA College of Contemporary Native Arts: Deepak Maharjan, Erica Moore, Dwayne Joe, Delfino Castillo, Felicia Nez

Currents International Media Festival runs from June 12th to June 28th at various locations in Santa Fe with the main exhibition in El Museo in the Santa Fe Railyard.

Vasulka Dome Works
Image from Steina and Woody Vasulka Dome Project

Interactive Dome @ IAIA 2-6-15

“Interactive Dome” @ IAIA Digital Dome Friday February 6th 7 – 9 pm.
An evening with presentations of 3 years of student work for the Interactive Dome environment. Featuring Woody and Steina Vasulka “Interactive Work” and 4th Movement of “Ursonate” by Dada/Intermedia artist Kurt Schwitters performed by Jack Ox, Kristen Loree.

Link to online article in the New Mexican


Call for Submissions CURRENTS 2015 – Santa Fe’s International New Media Festival

CURRENTS is an annual, Sant Fe citywide event. The Festival brings together the work of established and emerging New Media artists, from New Mexico, the US and the world, for events showcasing interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances, single channel video, animation, digital dome projections, experimental documentary and web based/app art forms. This year we have added architectural mapping, the oculus rift, robotics and 3D printing to our call for entries.
Opening Night / June 12 / El Museo Cultural and the Railyard Plaza / 6pm – Midnight
Opening Weekend Events / June 12-14
New Media Art, Multimedia Performances, Digital Dome Programs, Artists Presentations, Panels and Workshops
All CURRENTS Exhibitions and Events are Free except performances at the Lensic Performing Arts Center
Participating Artists will be announced in February, 2015. Artists, performers & developers are now invited to submit their work.

Call for Submissions
deadline: December 1, 2014
This year’s categories include:
New Media Installations, Fulldome Projection/Interactivity, Outdoor Architectural Mapping and Outdoor New Media Installations, Single Channel Video and Animation, Multimedia Performance, Experimental or Interactive Documentary, Web-Art/Art-Gaming/Mobile Device Art-Apps, Oculus Rift, Robotics and 3D Printing technology and the arts in collaboration

Submission Guidelines:

Currents 2014 at IAIA Digital Dome June 14th and 15th

The annual Currents International Media Festival 2014 event at IAIA digital Dome was very successful with a full house and an enthusiastic audience. We showed some amazing dome work. The first hour showcased Dome screenings of immersive works from IAIA students, Ringling College of Art and Design students, national and international artists and selections from SAT FEST 2013 Montreal. The second section premiered two interactive works, “Bone Jam” by Zack Settel and “Mind Chimes” by Chris Clavio. The audience participated in these works which generated a very positive and spontaneous response.​

Production Mats Reiniusson; Dome technology Charles Veasey

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CURRENT 2014 AT IAIA Dome main program

CURRENT 2014 AT IAIA Dome Interactivity

Success! Telepresence performance IAIA SAT Montreal!

Been busy with the dome internship class collaboration with UNM that takes place half the time in Albuquerque the other half at IAIA, plus putting together the reel for Currents – that I haven’t posted anything about the SAT live telepresence streaming performance. We had a full house at the IAIA event and the dancer Terran Kipp was remarkable and the evening was an enormous success. His dancing was wonderful and captivating and the event received really positive feedback from the audience in Santa Fe and from the team and the musicians and the audience in Montreal.
Thanks to all who helped to make this evening so special! – Mats


CURRENTS 2014 brings together the work of established, unrecognized and emerging New Media artists, from New Mexico, the US and the world, for events showcasing interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances and web based art forms. The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only four-year degree fine arts institution in the nation devoted to contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. It is devoted to the study of contemporary arts, as well as the art of education. IAIA also operates two centers, the Center for Lifelong Education and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

The Digital Dome at the Institute of American Indian Arts is a unique space to learn new applications for creative expression, scientific and technical exploration, and the merging of art and technology. It is also unique in the world as the only articulating dome which can move 90 degrees and be positioned in multiple locations for different viewing experiences. IAIA has joined the international fulldome consortium to link our programming and knowledge formation with others across the country and the world experimenting in ways in this immersive environment.

The Digital Dome projection program will start off with a selection of Student Work. Included in screening will be work from the Ringling College of Art and Design and selected students from IAIA Digital Dome Production classes.

Ringling College of Art and Design Participating Students: Christina Chang / “Striare”; Millivette Gonzalez De Jesus / “The Dreamer”; Lynea Hagman / “aMaze”; Sooyun Kim / “Flights of Fancy”

IAIA Participating Students: Tamara Colaque and Deepak Maharjan “We are Water”Louva Hartwell “Numoon”; Kyle Joe ” Dragon”; Brian Bolman “Facing East”; Denise Wells; Alicia Rencountre Da Silva: Angel Mills: Julia Edmonds; Jennifer Benson; Louva Hartwell Delfino Castillo “Rainwater station”; Deepak Maharjan “Oom mani padme hung”

The program will continue with immersive works by:

Ati Maier / “Event Horizon
Claudia Cumbie-Jones and Lance Ford Jones, / “Turquoise Trails
Rick Fisher and Eliot Gray Fisher / “Hejira 9″
Benjamin Ridgway / “Tribocycle”
Greg Schuter / “I Am Not Afraid”
Snow Yunxue Fu / “Or”

Selections from SAT FEST 2013.

Festival at IAIA will conclude with interactive works:

Zack Settel / “Bone Jam”
Chris Clavio / “Mind Chimes”

A shuttle van will be making hourly round trips between El Museo Cultural and IAIA beginning at 2:45.

Program schedule: Saturday and Sunday June 14, 15, 21, 22   3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Production and contact: Digital Dome Manager Mats Reiniusson –