IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) explore the creative process in art and science through a discussion between SFI Professor Mirta Galesic and artist Raven Chacon, moderated by SFI’s Valerie Plame.
Mirta Galesic is Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics at the Santa Fe Institute, and an adjunct researcher at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.
Galesic studies how simple cognitive mechanisms interact with properties of the external environment to produce seemingly complex social phenomena.
Composer Raven Chacon
Raven Chacon (Navajo) is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. He performs regularly as a solo artist as well as with numerous ensembles in the Southwest.
He is also a member of the Postcommodity collective. Chacon’s work explores sounds of acoustic handmade instruments overdriven through electric systems and the direct and indirect audio feedback responses from their interactions.
The discussion is 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (Allan Houser Art Park, 108 Cathedral Place).