Join us for our Design + Immigration Residency Open Studios. Our Design & Immigration residents will host interactive exhibits, performances, and exhibit their work investigating creative responses to our current theme of Immigration / Emigration. See new & collaborative work, and our current exhibition by Luis Garay, Popol Vuh & Quetzalcoatl, on this compelling evening.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS & DESIGNERS INCLUDE
Open studio of photo, video, printmaking, and installation.
IR INTERROGATION “IN-TERROR-NATION” is a new 7 minute, digital image/sound work by Richard Lowenberg, resulting from his “Immigration” Design Residency at the SFAI. This work-in-progress combines numerous infrared thermal portraits, taken with a heat-seeking video surveillance system, with a computer speech generated ‘border holding-cell interrogation’.
Open studio of a multidisciplinary artist exploring the protocols of communication and the techniques of establishing control over migrating individuals at international ports of entry (customs).
Open studio of a conceptual artist working at the intersection of culture technology & the environment.
Thad Richardson, Sherry Stein, Ju Tan, & Susan Stella
The Fending Wall(s). Looking at the anti-immigration, anti-smuggling, disputed territory walls built or under construction since the Berlin Wall came down. Radial graphic with Santa Fe as starting point to try and grasp the number and length of these barriers worldwide.
Barbs and Stitches. Barbs repel, stitches join: Studies of similarities and differences. Graphite and pen on paper and plaster.
Transforming the Threat. Butterflies, a common metaphor for migration, made from barbed wire and maps. Transforming the barb into support for change; the wings are made from maps.
Carol Ware and Vahid Mojarrab, partners at WAMO Studio, LLC, originally intended to look at ‘the common ground’, a positive view on immigration, but they were side-tracked by trying to grasp the sheer volume of the problem worldwide and pursued other studies. They will return to ‘the common ground’ as it is a subject of immense importance to both.