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The fast and the curious: SFAI 140
In a town that never wants for lectures, panels, readings, and presentations, few “talk” events pack as much variety into a single evening as the SFAI 140. The quarterly series, instituted last year by the Santa Fe Art Institute’s director, Sanjit Sethi, is a selection of short — very short — presentations: each speaker shows seven slides for 20 seconds only. That’s a swift turnaround. “While the format for SFAI 140 may seem quick, one hundred and forty seconds can actually be a really long time, a profound amount of time in fact,” the institute writes on its website. “In 140 seconds one can create a tremendous impact and drive change.” SFAI invites innovative thinkers from the community, leaders of cultural organizations, and artists in their residency program to present their ideas and discuss their work and projects with the aim of sparking conversations and inspiring creativity. Each presentation is a breakneck glimpse into a subject of each speaker’s choosing rather than an in-depth talk. “The point is, you’re never going to understand the total depth of someone’s practice,” Sethi told Pasatiempo in Nov. 2013. “What you want here is a taste.”
Among the local presenters this quarter are artist Sabra Moore, immigration attorney Allegra Love, author and interior designer Victoria Price, and Mary-Charlotte Domandi, producer and host of The Santa Fe Radio Café. Participating SFAI artists-in-residence include Polish American visual artist Wojciech Gilewicz, Toronto-based Lida Nosrati, a literary translator and a current SFAI Witter Bynner fellow, and Portland, Oregon, painter, photographer, experimental filmmaker, and installation artist Sal Strom. A total of 20 presenters participate in the evening’s program.
The event is free of charge and takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at SFAI on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design (1600 St. Michael’s Drive, 505-424-5050).