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The sen­sory ex­pe­ri­ence of FANTASE Fest 2015 — at DeVar­gas Park on Satur­day, June 20, from 6 p.m. un­til mid­night — will be de­fined by largescale public art in­stal­la­tions by New Mexico artists that speak to themes of ex­pand­ing the iden­tity of Santa Fe. The fes­ti­val, now in its third year, is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Cre­ative Santa Fe and many lo­cal part­ners, in­clud­ing Santa Fe Univer­sity of Art and De­sign and New Mexico Arts, the lat­ter of which pro­vided $20,000 in grant money for the in­stal­la­tions. The “ex­panded iden­tity” theme, which was in­ter­preted broadly, is in­tended to get peo­ple ex­cited about Santa Fe cul­ture out­side of its his­toric tra­di­tions and re­gional aes­thetic style. The Hy­pa­tia Sky­watch­ers, by Pro­ject In Mo­tion, in­cor­po­rates aerial dance, sculp­ture, pro­jec­tion, and mu­sic, while the OVF Col­lec­tive will pro­ject mo­tion graph­ics, pho­tog­ra­phy, and other vis­ual el­e­ments onto the fa­cade of the San­tu­ario de Guadalupe in

San­tu­ario — Time­less­ness and Trans­for­ma­tion. Kevin Ram­ler’s Af­ter Varda is an in­ter­ac­tive light in­stal­la­tion that re­sponds to am­bi­ent noise lev­els, and in The In­ti­mate Re­la­tions of Sun & Wa­ter, by Ryan Riggs, par­tic­i­pants move through a tun­nel and be­come part of the piece. FANTASE also fea­tures a stage with bands, in­clud­ing Scar­lett Cor­tex and Thieves and Gyp­sys, as well as a lowrider show, skate­board com­pe­ti­tion, “live ac­tion graf­fiti and art wall,” food trucks, and artist ven­dors. The fes­ti­val is free and all ages are welcome. DeVar­gas Park is lo­cated on the cor­ner of West Alameda and Guadalupe Streets. For a com­plete sched­ule of events, visit www.cre­ativesantafe.org. — Jen­nifer Levin

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