Dome doc­tors

Pasatiempo - - MIXED MEDIA - — Michael Abatemarco

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

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