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Performance: Nathan Wheeler

Composer and multidisciplinary artist Nathan Wheeler ensnares form & concept in a web of “ghost detection circuits”—also known as EMF meters—for this improvisational music and dance performance.

Nathan Wheeler isn’t a ghost hunter, though he’s on the trail of something just as ephemeral in his innovative performance artworks. “My work often taps into the supernatural as a source of inspiration and healing,” says the New York-based artist. “What sort of energies do we project, and how can I use technology to make them perceptible?” He tackles that question in a new improvisational performance piece at form & concept, which utilizes EMF meters and other technology to influence audiovisual aspects of the work. The event marks Wheeler’s Santa Fe debut, and coincides with opening weekend of the Currents New Media Festival. It takes place on Saturday, June 16 from 7 to 8 pm, and the gallery will ask for a $5-$25 donation in support of the artist.