CURRENTS 2021 New Media Festival offers an alternative to the annual in-person CURRENTS New Media Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
CURRENTS New Media champions new media arts and supports artists in creating innovative work. Our annual festival, educational programs, and exhibition space give the public year-round access to immersive and expansive art experiences.
What is new media art ?
New media art is a broad term that refers to art utilizing new media technologies. These include an ever-growing list of media including virtual reality, augmented reality, computer art, robotics, desktop and internet art, interactive and immersive installation, 3D printed work, video and sound art and much more.
Parallel Studios (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) has been producing, curating and designing small and large scale exhibitions in Santa Fe since 2002. In 2010, we launched CURRENTS New Media as an annual, citywide event. The festival brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from New Mexico, the US and around the world.
Our exhibition showcases interactive and non-interactive installations, multimedia performances, VR and AR environments, single channel video, animation, experimental documentary, robotics, wearables and 3D printing. Parallel Studios reaches out to local high school students through the CURRENTS youth internship program during the festival. We also host 5-7 adult interns from around the globe for the duration of the festival.