Alibi V.13 No.27 • July 1-7, 2004 

Culture Shock

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


If you love crusty old stuff, come and get it! The Santa Fe Summer Antiquities Show opens this week at the Sweeney Center in Santa Fe. The event kicks off with a $50 per head opening on Thursday, July 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. to benefit the Santa Fe Children's Museum and Monte del Sol Charter School. For the price of admission you can guzzle cocktails and grub on canapés while getting the first crack at antique jewelry, furniture, art, books, textiles and other valuables from dealers all over the world.

Regular Janes and Joes can get into the show from Friday, July 2, through Sunday, July 4, starting at 11 a.m. for a mere $10. If you're expecting to come across some flea market bargains, look elsewhere. If you're looking for verifiable quality and you've got the cash in your grubby little hands to pay for it, then you've come to the right place. For details, log onto