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 –

Telepresence at IAIA: interactive live performance with SAT Montreal

IAIA Digital Dome is proud to present an international interactive collaboration with Society for Art and Technology (SAT) in Montreal on a telepresence project. This live performance including IAIA student dancer Terran Kipp will be done with a two-way exchange of live performance dance, video and music enabling real-time remote interactivity. This two-way interactive event is planned between IAIA in Santa Fe, USA and SAT in Montreal, Canada as part of SAT’s International Symposium on Immersion and Experience.

Date and time: May 22nd at 5 pm and 5.30 pm in the IAIA Digital Dome.

Address: 83 Avan Nu Po Rd, Santa Fe NM

We have limited seating of max 30 people per performance so please rsvp latest Tuesday May 20th 11 pm to:  Seats will be available for reservation on a first come first serve basis.

Production Mats Reiniusson; Tech and application development Charles Veasey; Performance Terran Kipp




Artist in Residency Zack Settel at the IAIA Digital Dome 2014

Zack Settel at the IAIA Digital Dome ~ March 31st – April 11th 2014 

 Zack Settel studied at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts, Valencia, USA) and received a BFA in music composition. He has composed music for film, video, television, concert pieces, musical theater, studio works, opera and dance. Settel was interested in how music was used and the technical side of music production and performance. He moved to Paris with a Fulbright scholarship at IRCAM (the Institute for Research and the Coordination of Acoustics and Music) to further his music and composition skills. Settel’s music uses live interactive electro-acoustic systems.

In recent years Settel has collaboration with students and other artists helping them to develop a set of 3D model bone-like components for the construction of a mobile made of bones and 3D models for background. The display is shown in an enclosed dome for audio-visual projection space. Audio is generated by models that simulate sounds of acoustic strings, skins, metals or wood. Musical interaction via this movement results in sonic recombination. This creates a record of the users interaction, in which the presence of each contributing visitor is reflected visually and sonically. Incorporating physical models for sound synthesis, 3D audio-visual, whose elements make sound when they collide.

Zack Settel founded and directed the research group sound immersion of the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal (SAT), where he is still active as an artist in residence and consultant.

Artist Residency Interactive Display

The work, “Bone Jam” will be developed in the context of an artistic residency in through ~ March 31st – April 11th 2014, at the INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ARTS Digital Dome, and subsequently completed at the SAT in May. It will then be presented at the Currents Festival in Santa Fe, NM, in June 2014. IAIA students will be invited to a lecture and demonstration of interactivity in the Digital Dome.

Here is some links to Zack Settels work:

~ Music in Motion

~ The Making of le road opéra Alexandra par Zack Settel et Yan Muckle

~ Sound Wall

A study of live musical interaction using a 3D audiovisual scene graph framework.

~ 4dMix3

A short documentation on an installation piece, where, visitor movement in the real space extends, and is is projected into, a surrounding audiovisual 3D space, where musical interaction occurs.

~ Ball Train: Music of structured movement

An explanation of the artist’s basic concept for spatial music

Institute of American Indian Arts upcoming Virtual Museum

The Institute of American Indian Arts is working on a Virtual Museum for the Digital Dome to showcase student’s artwork within the museums archives. Once the art is finished it will be able to be shown as 3D models of; painting, sculptures, pottery and other works. Delfino Castillo is an IAIA student, who has taken the CINE 392 A Interactivity for the Dome in Fall of 2013.


When asked what was he currently working on?

Delfino : I’m working with a 3D program called Maya, creating a virtual museum in order to make the dome more interactive. When done, you’ll be able to use game controllers within the dome to move around in the building.

What are you making the virtual museum for?

Delfino: We are making the dome more interactive and designing our own virtual museum for IAIA student artwork. The building is our own design that we put 3D models of all the work we have stored in the IAIA student archives. We will also put the 360 Panorama spheres and fisheye projects from the current Intro to Dome Production class in the virtual museum. So far I have designed the building, stairs, benches, a fire pit pillars and floor textures. The building resembles a Zia symbol. I’d also like to include spaces for sculptures, water, and plants to make the space more alive.

How long does the modeling 3D process take?

Delfino : I just began 3D modeling starting at the beginning of the semester when the class started. It’s a time consuming process but once you get a hold of it, it’s a lot faster. There are a lot of things you can copy and paste, or mirror images, so there are a lot of short cuts you can take. 

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