OVF® 2017 – It’s a Wrap!

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“Ruben’s Tube” installation (Kyle Sherling & Bryce Warren). Play the keyboard, and control the play of gas jets. A particularly appropriate installation when temperatures hover around freezing.

Despite bone-chilling temperatures, a couple of inches of snow already on the ground (April 28 — that’s right!), and the threat of more snow coming, Outdoor Vision Fest® 2017 launched and filled 2+ hours of the evening with interactive media installations, a beautiful piece of new choreography combined with projections, augmented reality, and more. This year’s event had a particularly scrappy feel (as student artists relocated to more protected locations and tried avoiding the occasional raindrops), but showcased some of the most interactive media work we’ve done yet.

It’s been my honor to work side-by-side with Professors Tom Miller (Studio Arts) and Brad Wolfley (Film) since the inception of OVF. We’re proud of all the work we’ve done since I proposed the launch of OVF in late 2010 (along with then colleague Stephen Lee). In 7 years, we built one of Santa Fe’s premiere single-night events, and helped define a new creative energy in the city. And that’s not a bad legacy to leave behind…

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