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October 1st, 2014

Adobe Airstream Podcast featuring Blue Curry

SITE Santa Fe, in partnership with Adobeairstream.com,​ the Santa Fe-based online contemporary art magazine, ​presents a new ​series of ​podcast​s​ highlighting the art and themes of Unsettled Landscapes,​ as a part of a digital ​media residency with editor/founder​ Ellen Berkovitch. The​se ​podcasts​ offers a series of conversations​ on themes of the first edition of SITElines.2014 through interviews with the artists, curators and ​the ​general public.

In this first installment, Berkovitch​ meets up with Bahamian artist Blue Curry to talk about his sculptural installation situated outside of SITE and in the front lobby. ​His work, entitled S.S.s (2014)​, is comprised of a live video stream in SITE’s main lobby aimed ​at the Nassau harbor and the cruise ships that anchor and leave there daily. Out in front of SITE’s​ entrance, a maritime flagpole flies​ beach towels–instead of flags representing countries of national registration–which​ change as cruise ships come and go. Curry looks to appropriate these massive cruise ships as sculptures and substitutes the beach towel as a stand-in for the flag of the country of registration. Through this works the artist reclaims the space of the tourist harbor and beach towel as a space for critical engagement. The work creates dialogue ​around​ the tourist experience and tourism in general as a type of conquest of landscape.

​The next podcast features Iñ​igo​ Manglano-Ovalle in conversation with Rose B. Simpson, discussing his work, Well 35° 58 16 N 106° 5 21 W on Wednesday October 8.