Projecting Particles Collective
Indigenous Cosmology Meets Particle Physics
The artist: The Projecting Particles Collective was founded in 2009 by STEMarts Lab founder/artist Agnes Chavez, Taos; OMAI/Tagtool artists/founders, Vienna, Austria; Physicist, Dr. Steven Goldfarb, ATLAS at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; and Shane Wood, Quarknet physics teacher. It is an immersive youth workshop that combines particle physics and projection art to engage students in an exploration of the universe through physics and art culminating with a live Tagtool projection installation shown at festivals and community events. In 2016, they partnered with Taos Integrated School of the Arts (TISA) Arts Coordinator, Megan Avina Bowers, Lakota Artist, Steve Tamayo, and Santa Clara author/professor Dr. Greg Cajete to introduce native science and astrophysics to the classroom module that is being piloted at TISA. The students at TISA are part of a 5-year pilot program.
About the art. Indigenous Cosmology Meets Particle Physics is a live Tagtool projection painting on to a tipi with video and animations expressing indigenous and western explorations of the universe. OMAI Tagtool founder and artist will curate live projections on to the tipi canvas as Lakota artist, Steve Tamayo, invites participants to join in weaving a dreamcatcher inside.
Youth Program Workshop: Projecting Particles Workshop at the Taos Day School
Community Collaborators: Taos Day School and Taos Integrated School of the Arts
PASEO location: Kit Carson Park