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The PASEO 2018, day two

The second day of Paseo Project’s 2018 festival continues to explore SPACE – both inner and outer space. A series of immersive and participatory art installations harness art, science and technology as tools for the contemplation of space, offering a view of society in sync with nature and the universe. The nexus for The PASEO 2018 is the Space Cloud, an inflated pavilion designed by a Spanish architectural team that serves as a gigantic illuminated nerve center for the weekend events. It is located in Kit Carson Park.

Here’s a quick guide to help you see it all, organized by location:.

The Space Cloud in Kit Carson Park

The Space Cloud is a product of Espacio La Nube, a design/architectural team in Madrid, Spain. This is the first showing in the USA of the 10,000 sq ft inflatable pavilion.

Push Pull Turn by Parker Laughlin Jennings of Santa Fe is a social experiment requiring investigation, communication, and participation. You’ll start in outer space and end up right here in Taos.

Noise Aquarium by Victoria Vesna in collaboration with Dr. Alfred Vendl and Martina Fröschl of UCLA is an animated projection of plankton from the oceans of the world. It comes with a warning message to humankind of the devastating effects of noise and waste on ocean life.

Cosmic Systems by Rodrigo Carvahal of Portugal invites visitors to interact with sound and visuals in a dance with swarming particles. Each hour, dancers from Ballet Taos will perform within Cosmic System.

Interium by Noisefold with Cory Metcalf from Colorado brings otherworldly landscapes and the visceral presence of alien life to the participating audience through virtual reality.

COSMOS: Total Universe by New York artists Rekha and CHiKA combine south-Asian electronic sounds with a geometric light performance for an unforgettable dance experience. 10-11:30pm nightly.

More Kit Carson Park Installations

Circular Dimensions by Cristopher Cichocki of Coachella Valley, California is a multi-sensory installation environment featuring a live laboratory of “microscopic video paintings” performed with digital microscopes.

Indigenous Cosmology Meets Particle Physics by Projecting Particles Collective projects a live video painting on to a tipi to express indigenous and western explorations of the universe.

Civic Plaza Drive

Gleamscape by Audio Pixel (Erin O’Brien) lets everyone play with musical instruments to send ripples of color and 3D patterns across an immersive landscape of LEDs in Parr Field.

GLOWpod – (G)rowing (L)ife on (O)ther (W)orlds by The Social Media Workgroup directed by Andrea Polli from UNM Albuquerque. The piece invites participants into a space between a greenhouse and an extra-terrestrial nursery: a sphere-shaped room that immerses visitors in living plants and spectacular responsive lighting displays.

“2U” by Bill Mitchell of Santa Fe gives the illusion of looking into a virtual mirror. Walk into “2U,” see yourself in an altered reality, and if you like, receive a picture of yourself too.

We Are All Space in Time, curated by Erin Elder, is a collection of four site-responsive interactions, installations, and experiments that acknowledge the complexities of coexistence. Merging poetry, film, performance, and surveillance, this group of artworks explores the human experience of living together in space and time. The four artworks:

  • No Grounds by Sarah Ashkin is a lightly scripted, audience participatory performance about people’s relationship to property.
  • Private Party by Anaïs Duplan is a live film shoot that includes the audience and explores the friction between technology and intimacy.
  • Live Stream by Christine Howard Sandoval is a live-streamed performance using surveillance technology to channel disappearing waterways in and around Taos.
  • CauseLines: Coherence/Interference by Winter Count (Ginger Dunnill, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Dylan McLaughlin) is an audience-generated sound performance based on video projection of the nearby Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site.

Taos Plaza

The plaza is transformed nightly with light and sound, including a dance party under the stars curated by DJ Oliver. Food trucks and installations from local galleries activate the heart of the historic district.

Kit Carson Road

Celebration of art with gallery openings and evening displays

John Dunn Walkway and Bent Street

A Grand Block Party, with glam trash fashions on display, light show, and food carts.

A PASEO 2018 Visitors Guide to Taos

September 9, 2018 – Lili Rusing, Deputy Director, Paseo Project

The PASEO 2018 is just five days away!! For those of you coming from out of town, we’ve put together some hot tips to make it the best trip ever, from practical tips to places to eat and drink and stay, and things to do during your visit to Taos.

Study Up: To enhance your PASEO experience, learn about the 33 featured artists and familiarize yourself with the festival map in advance on our website.

Get Acclimated: The weather can be unpredictable in Northern New Mexico and the PASEO will happen rain or shine. Wear layers and bring an umbrella. Also be sure to drink plenty of water while you are here – Taos is at high altitude and has a dry climate.

Find Parking: Plenty of free parking is available in downtown Taos. Check out this map (700kb PDF) for multiple public parking lots.

Check Out the Amazing Local Culture and Businesses: A visit to Taos is incomplete without visiting some of our incredible local businesses and sights, many of which are generous supporters of the PASEO and the arts in Taos.

We’ve broken it down into six easy categories for you: Entertainment, Food & Drink, Lodging, Retail, Art & Culture, and Services.


Taos Mesa Brewing. Photo: Bud Branch

Taos Mesa Brewing: Taos Mesa Brewing was founded in 2012 and has been providing excellent hand crafted beer and hosting renowned music from around the globe. Join us for the Official PASEO Afterparty at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership on Saturday 9/15, featuring Beats Antique, Govinda and more.
Adobe Bar at Taos Inn
Los Rios River Runners
Twirl Play and Discovery Place

Food & Drink

Common Fire

Common Fire: Art lovers welcome! Food lovers welcome! Massive, wood burning oven creates long menu of tasty deliciousness. All-craft/all-draft beer list. Great wine. Friendly. Noon-9 every single day.
Bent Street Deli
The Burger Stand @ Taos Ale House
Chokolá Bean to Bar
El Gamal
KOKO Coffee/Deli/Carry-Out
Marshall’s Great Noodles
Orlando’s New Mexican Cafe
Parcht Bottle Shop + Bites
Taos Mesa Brewing
Taos Mountain Energy Bars
The Gorge Bar & Grill


El Pueblo Lodge

El Pueblo Lodge: Located on four beautifully landscaped acres on the north side of Taos, we are a short walk to the Historic Taos Plaza, in addition to shops, galleries and world class restaurants.
Casa Gallina: Located just five minutes from the historic Taos Plaza, in a quiet, pastoral, farmland setting, Casa Gallina’s five adobe casitas offer an oasis of home and renewal for visitors to Taos.
El Monte Sagrado
Taos Inn


John Dunn Shops

John Dunn Shops: A beautiful pedestrian walkway with 20 creative, locally-owned shops and eateries between Taos Plaza and Bent Street.
Ace Hardware:Whether you are looking to build a new home or do a remodel, Rio Grande Ace Hardware is the place to get all of your materials in one place.
Cid’s Food Market
Taos Farmers Market
Red Willow Farmers Market

Art & Culture

Larry Bell: Hocus, Focus, and 12 at The Harwood Museum

203 Fine Art
Harwood Museum
Millicent Rogers Museum
Studio 107B
Taos Center for the Arts
Taos Galleries & Studios
Taos Pueblo



Beyond Wildflowers Landscaping

Taos Land and Film: Private, affordable land within Rio Grande National Monument. Buy land in Taos and support independent filmmakers around the world.
Taos Properties Real Estate Investments: A boutique real estate agency for independently minded buyers and sellers. Serving the Taos community for over 20 years with compassion, professionalism, and integrity. Stop in and say hi!
Heritage Trust Company of New Mexico: Heritage Trust is a state-chartered, locally-owned, independent trust company, devoted to families and their advisors since 1994.
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative: A member-owned Electric Distribution Cooperative serving Taos, Colfax, and Rio Arriba Counties since 1944.
Rocky Mountain Soils: Topsoil supplier in Alamosa County, Colorado
TaosNet: Taos Net is a full-service internet provider serving northern New Mexico – Taos, Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, and Red River.
US Bank: Bank smarter with U.S. Bank and browse personal and consumer banking services including checking and savings accounts, mortgages, student loans and more.
Beyond Wildflowers Landscaping
Dimond Mortgage
Page Patterson Real Estate

Explore More

Taos County has countless sights and events – way more than we can cover in one email. Please visit the following sites for more information and recommendations:

Taos.org: The official guide for visitors to Taos, NM.
BeyondTaos.com: Navigate the cultural landscape of Northern New Mexico.
LiveTaos.com: Live Taos is your independent voice in Taos arts, entertainment, culture, current events, and more.