CURRENTS New Media fosters new media arts and presents artists creating innovative work. Its annual festival, educational programs, and exhibition space gives the public year-round access to immersive and expansive art experiences. It provides the community with opportunities to experience new media arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces. The festival is the result of a collaboration between Parallel Studios, its partners throughout the city and the many volunteers who invest their time to support this project. It is truly a community endeavor.
Parallel Studios has been producing, curating and designing small and large scale exhibitions in Santa Fe since 2002. In 2010, it launched CURRENTS New Media as an annual, citywide event. The festival brings together the work of established and emerging new media artists from New Mexico, the US and around the world. Its exhibition showcases interactive and non-interactive installations, multimedia performances, VR and AR environments, single channel video, animation, experimental documentary, robotics, wearables and 3D printing.