The Santa Fe Art Institute has put together an ambitious program of exhibits, workshops and lectures centered around explorations of sound and light in contemporary art. Called Transmit+Transform, the program will present a series of provocative events through October of this year.
One of the more intriguing sound installations will be put up this Saturday, July 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Institute's courtyard, an environment organizers hope will be plagued with minimal ambient noise. Tune(In))) is co-presented by free103point9, a nonprofit media arts organization that promotes experimental sound works and audio transmissions. During the event, sound and video artists—including Christian Marclay, Tom Roe, Radio Ruido, Matt Mikas, Keep Adding, Steina Vasulka, David Stout, Cory Metcalf and many others—will transmit various works of sound art directly into four separate FM frequencies for your listening pleasure.
This is not your mama's radio. Tune(In))) is designed to challenge the conventional uses of transmission media by establishing new relationships between sound artists and their audiences. A similar show, also organized by free103point9, debuted at the Center for Media Arts in New York last year and received a favorable review in the New York Times.
Visitors will access the performances by donning individual headsets, allowing them to dial into the four frequencies. A $10 admission fee will include use of a digital radio and headphones. For additional information, call (505) 424-5050 or log onto www.sfai.org.