by Stephanie Viscasillas

Systems Integration: Art and Technology

News
Jun 01, 20011 min
Data Center

Just because you look at a computer every day doesn’t mean you can’t find a new way to see it.

In an exhibit titled “Cyber Arte: Where Tradition Meets Technology,” the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, N.M., allows you to do just that. Cyber Arte focuses on four women who have taken their heritage and their knowledge of traditional folk art and expanded on it with 21st century technology: Teresa Archuleta-Sagel used digital tapestries to simulate a loom; Elena Baca combines a photo process with computer technology to make traditional images inspired by her nuevomexicana roots; Marion Mart’nez incorporates recycled computer parts to create mixed media sculptures in 3-D that recast cultural icons; and Alma L—pez has brought controversy and attention to the exhibit with her computer-edited photo collage of the Virgin Mary in a flowered bikini and wearing an Aztec warrior goddess cloak. For more information on the exhibit, which runs until the end of the year, check out www.moifa.org or call 505 476-1200.