Festival Schedule 2023

STEMarts Lab will be presenting two installations at festivals in New Mexico and around the world in 2023; Space Messengers and the Earth-Space VR Lounge. Both have been developed throughout the year in collaboration with students, scientists, artists and interdisciplinary experts. Its overarching mission is to develop our artistic, scientific, and humanistic literacy.  Together we explore how the arts, humanities, philosophy, physics and space technologies can deepen our understanding of the universe and expand our identities as planetary citizens. The STEMarts Ambassador program allows students to participate as Experience Guides in the culminating installation at festivals. They run the VR and interactive stations, developing leadership and 21st century skills.

Space Messengers@ Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria

September 6-10

We are honored to announce that Space Messengers has been invited to the Ars Electronica Festival taking place in Linz, Austria, September 6-10, 2023. We will be joined by our STEMarts Ambassadors from Escola Secundaria Sebastiao e Silva, their teacher/STEMarts collaborator, Ana Carvalho, and a members of the Oeiras Portugal municipality and STEMarts Coordinators from Portugal, Diogo Duarte and Maria Matos (University of Lisbon). Also in attendance will be CERN physicist, Steven Goldfarb, appearing as an avatar at the Avatar scientist station along with LANL physicist, Dr. Andrea Albert (virtual). See all our STEMarts Ambassadors here: https://lnkd.in/gEkedYHR Our teachers/collaborators here: https://lnkd.in/gYEEJTJP Hans Christian Merten, managing director of create your world, tells us more about the theme and the highlights of this year’s exhibition and mentioned the Space Messengers project.

Space Messengers@ Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum for the Balloon Fiesta

October 11-14

Space Messengers was selected as one of four artist installations that will be presented as part of the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Temporary Art Project under the City of Albuquerque Public Art In-Sight Temporary Art program. This project aims to activate the Balloon Museum’s celebration of the 2023 Annular Eclipse which will take place during the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® – a late fall event that attracts hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world. The Balloon Museum is located at the center of the eclipse path where maximum obscuration of the Sun in Albuquerque will be at 10:35 am. Artists were encouraged to develop conceptual proposals around themes that include science, flight, exploration and astronomy to capture the awe and beauty of the above-mentioned themes.

Earth-Space VR Lounge @ The PASEO Festival

September 15-16

Come to The PASEO Festival on September 15, 16, 2023 to visit our curated Earth-Space VR Lounge. This immersive virtual reality experience explores our relationship to earth from space, as a way to contemplate its place in the universe and deepen our stewardship to planet earth. Sit back in glowing inflatable chairs under the night sky on the grassy field of Kit Carson park wearing VR headsets to discover the universe through the work of VR artists that will expand your mind and at the same time connect you more deeply to planet earth. Once inspired, head over to our live VR painting station to see a live VR painting performance by local artists and STEMarts Ambassadors. Enter the VR space to write your  message or draw your vision for earth as an interplanetary citizen. Chill out to live ambient sounds by Synth Flavored Trees. Learn more

Space Messengers is made possible in part by the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni; an opportunity sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Partners of the Americas. This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts

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