Parallel Studios is a venue for new media artists. Currents 2012: Santa Fe International New Media Festival, featuring single channel video, sound and interactive video installations, multimedia performances and more, will run from June 22 through July 7.
In the midst of personal and professional overextension, I agreed to partner on a land purchase with my friends and colleagues, sisters Erin and Nina Elder. We each put up a few hundred dollars at auction and next thing we knew, we were property owners.
I hope The Tan is a place that people can think differently about. I hope that people are never bored by something we put on here. I hope that the existence of this space changes what people think might be possible with their own art and in this town.
Over the next year we will pursue parallel narratives under the framework Unstable States, New Constitutions in our first long term feature. Through this itinerary we aim to study our increasingly global instability as a method of learning and unlearning the present and gather the constellations and speculative forms rising from this constant state of crisis. We ask: Can this unprecedented moment of dissolution also be an opportunity for rearticulation and rearrangement?