In October 2017, 516 ARTS, SHIFT I DANCE and UNM ARTS Lab teamed up for an extraordinary, one-night event of multi-media performance in celebration of Cross Pollination. As an expression of the cross pollination among art forms, SHIFT featured live dance inspired by and integrated with projections of the Botanical Mural Project by artist Pastel from Argentina, commissioned by 516 ARTS this past spring. EKO-kinesis is the culmination of a fluid choreographic and collaborative process reflecting in the inter-connection of plants and pollinators, how they have evolved together, and their role in the future of life on planet Earth. The evening will feature real-time interactive collaboration with dancers Kelsey Paschich, lisa nevada, and Jacqueline García of SHIFT | DANCE, live electronic music and percussion by Caro Acuña, and video/immersive media by UNM ARTS Lab team directed by David Beining.
Cross Pollination, an international art exhibition at 516 ARTS, showcases work at the intersection of art and science that focuses on bees and other pollinators and their role in the world’s food supply. It was curated by Valerie Roybal and was on view through November 11, 2017.