(x)trees@PASEO 2020

October 8, 2020 Arts, Festival, projection art, technology

(x)trees participated in the surprise PASEO 2020 Drive-thru Projection Experience that filled the historic Taos plaza in New Mexico with over 18 projections featuring PASEO alumni artists from all over the country. For this iteration of the (x)trees Agnes collaborated with coder, Roy MacDonald from Chile. Roy is now working on new interactive features that will be presented for the next showing of (x)trees in Lisbon, Portugal. Stay tuned!
PASEO 2020 artists: CHiKA, Motomichi, Ollie Bell, Sasha Von Dorp, Britney King, Corwin Levi, Ruben Olguin, Cristopher Cichocki, Agnes Chavez, Lionel Cruet, Nettrice Gaskins, Alison Johnson & Thomas Vause-Digital Ant Media, Morgan Barnard, Jennifer Nev-Diaz

(I=)UNIVERSE: An intercultural sci-art exploration of the universe

(I=)UNIVERSE is a STEMarts Lab production in collaboration with Santa Fe Institute’s InterPlanetary Festival, Milagro Middle School and multiple departments at Santa Fe Public Schools, including Art, Science, Technology, and Native American Student Services. Together they coordinated an intensive, hands-on workshop that included digital technology, particle physics, and Native-Western science connections. Experts in all of these fields served as contributing scientists, artists, and storytellers throughout the project. The project included a 2-week workshop with 70 students led by an interdisciplinary team: STEMarts founder/artist, Agnes chavez, Milagro art teachers, Megan Avina and Grace Mayer, Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, LANL astrophysicist, Shane Wood, QuarkNet staff/ particle physics instructor, Steve Tamayo, Lakota artist/cultural specialist, as well as virtual visits from Geneva with Dr. Steven Goldfarb, CERN physicist and from Austria with Tagtool founder/ artist, Markus Dorninger.

(I=)UNIVERSE culminates=s with the following student performances, Due to COVID the Santa Fe Institute’s InterPlanetary Festival was cancelled.

• Innovation EXPO: Full STEAM ahead! A re-imagined and innovative take on the traditional school science fair. Student live painting performance at the Santa Fe Convention Center. February 13, 2020, 5:30pm-7:30pm.


SAP Lab: Artist residency and collaboration


Agnes will be starting an artist residency in 2022 at the SAP Lab in Lisbon, Portugal, collaborating with Catarina Pombo Nabais, philosopher and founder of the SAP Lab, ‘an innovative, experimental and interdisciplinary laboratory within the Center for the Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL). Their mission is for philosophy to deeply intertwine with science and art. It aims at integrating the work of scientists and artists with the conceptual analysis which philosophy is prepared to provide.’  Visit their website for more. Catarina will be facilitating research and discussions from diverse interdisciplinary and intercultural voices and they are working on several projects to explore at the intersection of ecology, art and philosophy.