07_Currents_Outdoor Installations

Eliseo Ortiz, The Choreography of Us, new media installation

Outdoor videos and installations: art that doesn’t fit inside, such as larger-than-life sculpture and wall projections. Pieces might incorporate the environment or a local setting and can be interactive.

The Choreography of Us, Eliseo Ortiz

Technology can be isolating, but it doesn’t have to be. People congregate through gaming, whether competing against each other or collaborating for a common goal. In The Choreography of Us, Eliseo Ortiz, who teaches at the University of Colorado, Boulder, invites participants to fly drones that are tied together by a string. The goal is to fly both drones for four minutes without colliding, which is tricky because the tension and reach of the string that bonds the drones also endangers them. Players must work together in harmony and empathy, each trusting and anticipating what the other might do next. Ortiz’s larger body of work concerns national identity in historical situations of conflict and resolution. — Jennifer Levin

The Choreography of Us is in the Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos Road; 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9.

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