ISEA 2012! Look midway down the list of participating orgs at the end of this post. Here's a bit about ISEA:
"In the fall of 2012, a group of New Mexico arts organizations will present ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art and technology. The prestigious international ISEA is held every year in a different location around the world, and has a 30-year history of significant acclaim (www.isea-web.org). ISEA2011 will take place in Istanbul, and the last time it was in the United States was in San Jose in 2006. The ISEA2012 symposium will consist of a conference in September of 2012 and a collaboration throughout the fall of 2012, including a series of art exhibitions at various sites, public events, performances and educational activities. This project will draw a wealth of leading creative minds from around the globe, and engage our local community through in-depth partnerships.
The title for the symposium and exhibition is Machine Wilderness. As part of a region of rapid growth alongside wide expanses of open land, New Mexico presents a microcosm of this theme. Machine Wilderness will present artists' and technologists' ideas for a more humane interaction between technology and environment in which "machines" can take many forms to support and sustain life on Earth. The project focuses on creative solutions for how technology and the natural world can co-exist."
We are incredibly honored and excited to be a part of ISEA 2012!
Some participating organizations:
University of New Mexico
The Albuquerque Museum
The Agora Group/Z-Node
Albuquerque Balloon Museum
Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Albuquerque Open Space
City of Albuquerque Public Art Program
Currents: Santa Fe Video Festival
Downtown Action Team
Film for Change and the Albuquerque International Film Festival
Harwood Art Center/Escuela del Sol Montessori
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Institute of American Indian Arts & Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
The LAND/an art site
Local Poets' Guild
National Hispanic Cultural Center
New Mexico Centennial Celebration
New Mexico Consortium – Los Alamos National Laboratories
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
The Outpost Performance Space
Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe Complex
Santa Fe University of Art & Design
SITE Santa Fe
Also, our friends, whom we've never actually met, except kind of sort of years ago in grad school, but who we are completely, totally inspired by, PLAND, are deeply involved.