The Institute of American Indian Art’s Digital Dome, a fully articulating theater that offers viewers an environment for immersive video projection, lights up on Friday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. with The Interactive Dome, a night of presentations representing three years’ worth of student work. The evening’s productions, the culmination of a collaboration between IAIA and the University of New Mexico’s Art, Research, Technology and Science Laboratory (ARTS Lab), offer visitors the chance to explore the dome’s capabilities through video, games, and interactive art. The event includes showings of immersive works in new media by local video-art pioneers Woody and Steina Vasulka, founders of New York City’s multidisciplinary art and performance space The Kitchen. The proceedings also feature a performance by vocalist Kristen Loree of the fourth movement of Dada artist Kurt Schwitters’ sound poem Ursonate, set to a backdrop of 1,260 projections by Jack Ox, associate research professor in UNM’s music department. ARTS Lab members will present Fulldome Development for Interactive Immersive Training Capabilities, a research project that includes creative works by IAIA students and faculty members. There is also an interactive lounge with multimedia performances by VJ Jane daPain and DJ Adem Joel. The event is free. The Digital Dome is located at IAIA, 83 Avan Nu Po Road. Call 505-424-2300.
Jack Ox: Ursonate, 2014, fulldome image