Yesterday, my grandparents volunteered for this art exhibit called Paseo. Basically all up and down Paseo del Pueblo, the main road through Taos, next to each huge orange X, there is an art installation.
For example, one of the places we went to had a cylinder with water on top. What happened was the machine would take a sound from an outsider, convert it into light, then sound again, back to light, etc., and for every different pitch that the machine would pick up the sound and color of light would change. And when the sound would get released, the water would vibrate and sometimes even jump.
He was a representation of how a lot of people get caught up with a lot of things in life and they need to “stop and smell the roses.” One of the things that speeds life up is technology, like robots, so the sculpture was kind of ironic.
At my grandmother’s school, some artists came. They call themselves ‘RAIN’. They are technological artists.
What they do is they use LED light strips and program them so anyone can alter the code on which the lights run by submitting a text message. You can interact with the art installation while you are looking at it. Here is a flyer from an installation they put up in Albuquerque: