The Paseo 2014 happened on September 26, 2014. Twenty-six artists presented 20 outdoor art installations along a stretch of historic downtown Taos– half a mile of Paseo del Pueblo Norte (from Kachina Lodge to Taos Plaza) then another quarter mile west to the Guadalupe Gym. This pathway connected the six venues of the 40-year-old Taos Fall Arts Festival, whose board of directors saw a necessity to broaden the scope of art presented in its two annual exhibitions. TFAF supplied seed money for The Paseo’s first year.
Axle Contemporary, Jerry Wellman and Matthew Chase-Daniel (Santa Fe)
This collaborative project includes a mobile gallery, an innovative vehicle for arts distribution.
Oliver Bell (Taos)
Bell works in video and plans a projection installation that involves the centuries-old process of making and applying adobe.
Christopher Bowen and Julie Brette-Adams (Santa Fe)
Bowen holds a BA in Modern Dance and an MA in Architecture. Brette Adams grew up in Washington, D.C. and studied Modern, Jazz, Ballet, African and Latin dance in the U.S. and abroad.
Agnes Chavez (Taos) and Kamen Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
Chavez is an interdisciplinary Taos-based artist inspired by particle physics, nature and technology. In her latest series, (x)trees, she collaborates with programmers to create algorithmic drawings generated from data and projected in real time on to buildings/walls. Dimitrov is a creative coder who experiments at the intersection of technology, art and design.
Ben Link Collins (Atlanta)
Collins is foremost a sound artist. He works primarily with field recordings and analog synthesizers.
Claire Cote and Anna Keleher (Questa)
Together, these artists collaborate with people, places, creatures and things creating works to inform and enrich our lives and cultures.
Betil Dagdelen (Brooklyn NY)
The artist will apply her use of rhythmic pattern to the crosswalks of the historic district.
Markus Dorninger (Austria)
Dorninger’s work involves projection interventions in public space. He often collaborates with musicians, and much of his output is based on improvisation and freestyle storytelling.
Ethan Jackson (Questa)
Jackson is a visual artist working in architectural optics, photographics, interactive media and installation.
Hector Leiva (Brooklyn NY)
Leiva is a computer and network based artist who uses video, installation, and software applications to address themes of alienation, identity, and the construction of memories.
Debbie Long (Taos)
Long is a visual artist whose works engage the physical phenomena of light, color, and space. Her piece for The Paseo is a chamber of purple light and glass hidden inside a rusted trailer, large enough for 2 people to sit inside.
Julian Mock and Alyce Santora (Marfa TX)
Santoro is an interdisciplinary conceptual and sound artist whose work is deeply informed by science and philosophy. Mock is a composer and guitarist who explores the effects of sound on perception of time and space.
Yulia Pinkusevich (Oakland CA)
Pinkusevich is an interdisciplinary visual artist born in Ukraine. Her piece in Taos will be a light installation created with scavenged heat sinks, thread, plastic, wood, LEDs and electronic components.
Andrea Polli (Albuquerque)
Polli is an artist and scholar working at the intersection of art, science and technology whose practice includes public media performance, curating, directing and writing.
Christain Ristow (Taos)
Ristow’s Robochrist Industries is his robot performance entity and alter-ego. His Taos installation will center on a larger-than-life robot.
Christina Sporrong (Taos)
Sporrong is a performance artist and metal sculptor. Her Taos piece is titled Caged Pulse Jets and is an interactive musical instrument.
Filipa Valenta (Los Angeles)
Portuguese architect Valenta founded limiLAB, a platform for experimentation in the fields of architecture, interactive and experience design, product design and animation.
Sasha Vom Dorp (Taos)
Vom Dorp’s Sound Illuminator is constructed out of a salvaged nose cowling from a 727 jet airplane. Pure tones and music are played through speakers, creating rippled patterns and pulsating form that allow observers to see the sounds they hear.
Will Wilson (Santa Fe)
Wilson is an indigenous artist employing media that ranges from historical photographic processes to the randomization and projection of complex visual systems.
Wise Fool (Penasco)
A group of artists working in theater and puppetry, this organization offers high-quality performances and outreach built upon core values of community, diversity, and social justice.