Santa Fe For Art's Sake
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Book available here!
From November 2021 through February 2022, our group collected responses to our online survey. Now, those responses have been collected and processed by the inquiring and incisive minds behind Burning Books and Theater Grottesco.
An BROADSIDES exhibition on the exterior of the Axle Mobile Artspace designed by Burning Books presents the information and reflections. This information is also collected in a book available at Axle or online here.
Theater Grottesco will "perform" the results with their troupe and their Greek Chorus as part of the June Currents festival, at Reunity Farms, and at the Outpost in Albuquerque as part of 516 ARTS' current program.
Playwright: Burning Books, Axle Contemporary, Theater Grottesco, Survey Takers from around the world. Actors: Myriah Duda, Koppany Pszutai, Danielle Reddick, Julie Shapiro, Susan Skeele
An absurdist vision of social media's iconic information gathering tool. Filled out by people from all over the world, Theater Grottesco's postmodern Greek chorus will perform the questions and answers in a biting physical performance.
• Thursday, June 16th, 3:30pm Reunity Farms
• Saturday, June 18th, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm at The Santa Fe Fairgrounds with CURRENTS
• Thursday, June 23rd, 3:30pm Reunity Farms
• Saturday, June 25th, 11:00am Reunity Farms
• Saturday, June 25th, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm CCA with CURRENTS
• Saturday, August 13, 2022 7:30pm at The Outpost Performance Space in Albuquerque
Santa Fe For Art's Sake: (the book)
Purchase online here or at Axle Contemporary
by Burning Books, Theater Grottesco, and Axle Contemporary
Santa Fe For Art’s Sake treats the “survey” as a new form for generating experimental theater and visual art. Bouncing between the absurd and the suddenly profound, questions and answers address topics relevant to the arts and culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico, while engaging nationally and internationally with generous respondents.
This book is a distillation of the “greatest hits” from the (unedited) survey responses, as well as some pertinent background information with, hopefully, a few entertaining facets of today’s inscrutable world.
ISBN-10 : 1736935259
ISBN-13 : 978-1736935255
Listen to some of the collaborators talk on the radio
Santa Fe: For Art’s Sake is funded by a City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department Digital Collaborative Impact Grant.
Promotional support provided in part by SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe Arts & Culture Dep't, 516 Arts, The New Mexico Museum of Art, New Mexico State University Art, Currents New Media, form&concept, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Center, New Mexico School for the Arts, Foto Forum Santa Fe, Hecho a Mano, Santa Fe Poet Laureate Darryl Wellington, KTRC-Coffee & Culture City of Santa Fe Economic Development, and New Mexico Arts. Thank you!