2014 - International Premier of New Mexico Arts Experimental Dome Program
The international premier of the New Mexico Arts Experimental Dome Program occurred at the Concept Art Fair in Miami, FL during the busy Art Basel week, December 3–7, 2014. The mobile geodesic fully immersive dome event features the film Pull of the Moon by xRez Studios which was inspired by the temporary, land based art installation of the same name by Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally. Pull of the Moon is the most recent incarnation of Navajo TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment), part of New Mexico Arts Art in Public Places program and a partnership between Navajo Nation Museum, New Mexico Arts and the International Land Sensitive Art Foundation (iLSAF).
Additionally, other specifically commissioned projects for New Mexico Arts’ Digital Dome had their debut in Miami. In the Round is a collaborative exchange amongst Native American artists from New Mexico and Florida who created experimental, immersive video content for the dome. The artists are: Kenneth Johnson, jeweler; Tony Abeyta, painter; Jaque Fragua and Yattika Star Field, graffiti artists; Spencer Battiest and Zachary Battiest; hip hop artists. The 2010 Art in Public Places project Blue Flower/Flor Azul was reimagined as a full dome immersive video by artist Federico Muelas and shown in Miami.
Additionally, an innovative demonstration by University of New Mexico students and professors from the new Arts Lab Dome Program was an event highlight.
Thanks to Microsoft and xRez Studios, the next generation of Microsoft oculus rift glasses were available to view Pull of the Moon.