Laser Talks in Santa Fe: ‘Beyond’ the Realms of Possibility Performance, Films | Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Laser Talks in Santa Fe: ‘Beyond’ the Realms of Possibility Performance, Films

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The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 50 cities around the world.

LASER Talks Santa Fe: ‘Beyond’ the Realms of Possibility Performance, Films

Art/science practitioners from diverse perspectives and media examine the possibility in an uncertain age.


When: Sunday, July 14 · 3 - 6pm MDT

Where: SALA Event Center, 2551 Central Avenue Los Alamos, NM 87544 United States

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SciArt Santa Fe, in partnership with Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District, presents 'Beyond'the Realms of Possibility, an afternoon of art/science performance, film screenings and LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous) discussion as part of our series bringing together a diverse range of perspectives to discuss possibility in the midst of uncertainty in conjunction with Into the Realms of Possibility, a group sciart exhibition curated by Jacquelyn Connolly.

Starting at 3PM, the artist Britney King (aka VJBK) will perform NA’IIDZEEŁ is an experimental audio / visual experience that explores the relationship between human and machine. This project centers on Indigenous Futurism aesthetics by reimagining realities of Diné and Chippewa Cree people within the digital realm. Using A.I., the visuals are generated through a system of algorithms - VQGAN+CLIP - by prompting questions that involves these keywords: Navajo, Chippewa Cree, dreams, remix, archive. The audio is a lo-fi and ambient mix that samples Chippewa Cree drumming, futuristic tones and bass, and Neo- psychedelia musings. NA’IIDZEEŁ or in Navajo - dreams - is a form of cultural intervention that places Indigenous knowledge systems in juxtaposition with A.I. Through this collaboration of human and machine, programmable worlds of Indigenous futures are conjured into existence.

Britney A. King is a Diné digital artist that uses a variety of video, projection, projection-mapping, and glitch art techniques to create her work. She is influenced by the re-mix culture movement that she interprets as re-mixing her culture, emotions, and experiences that manifest themselves through abstract projection mixes. The performance will be followed by a Q&A.


Next, starting at 4PM artist and filmmaker Michael Barnard will share his feature documentary film Secrets of the Sun that explores the inception and creation of Secrets of the Sun – Millennial Meditations – a unique and transformational solar spectrum environmental artwork by Peter Erskine with original music by Bruce Odland.

Producer/Director Michael W. Barnard initially made a 1/2-hour TV documentary about Erskine’s sculptural work aired on KOCE, the Southern California PBS. He saw what Erskine was developing with his solar spectrum environmental art technology and decided to document the process and follow it wherever it might lead. This turned into a 28 year journey.

Michael Barnard is a master film maker and fine artist, as well as an author. He is currently splitting his time between Santa Monica and Santa Fe, New Mexico where he continues to make films, fine art along with various book and online/new media projects.




SciArt Santa Fe is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization focusing on serving the community with art-science integrated events, programming and educational opportunities.

About Leonardo/ISAST and LASER talks: Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) is a non-profit serving a global network of distinguished scholars, artists, scientists, researchers and thinkers through programs focused on interdisciplinary work, creative output and innovation. Leonardo provides a virtual community for networking, research and events in Art/Science/Technology. Leonardo began hosting a network of Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) public outreach talks around the world in 2008. LASERs take place in Zurich, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, New York City, London and Montreal, Santa Fe (via Biocultura) and other locations. For more information on LASER visit :

July 14th, 2024 from  3:00 PM to  6:00 PM
SALA Event Center
2551 Central Avenue
Los Alamos, NM 87544
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