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The collaborative art team of Ethan Bach, J Craig Tompkins and Charles Veasey are pleased to announce that The Royal Road Project has been accepted into two shows in early 2015.  The Royal Road Project will be exhibited as part of the Staff and Faculty Show at the Institute of American Indian Arts at the Edge Gallery, 82 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe 87508 and will run from February 26 through March 26, 2015. The Royal Road Project then journeys down I-25 to exhibit as part of the Experiments in Cinema Festival at the Guild Cinema Lobby at 3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque 87106 and will run April 15 – 19, 2015.

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The artists spent days shooting along the El Camino Real Trail de Tierra Adentro from El Paso, Texas to Taos, New Mexico documenting the trail at least every 15 miles. The trail, which began as an Indigenous foot path, became a treacherous road for the first Spanish settlers. Wagons and trains followed. Travelers now speed down I-25 running parallel to one of the most significant trails in early North American history without even a thought. The Royal Road Project encourages one to take time, slow down and understand the beauty and contemplate it’s history and the complexity of contemporary cultural relationships of New Mexicans and beyond.

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The Royal Road Project is an interactive digital installation created from video, audio, custom made software and a unique panoramic monitor. Artists Bach, Tompkins and Veasey have worked together in innovative media projects since 2006. Together, their media creations, including a documentary on Transgender individuals, an online geolocative sound map, and interactive video and audio installations, have been shown nationally and internationally at locations including the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Santa Fe Complex, Aqua Art at Art Basel Miami and Electrocuciones Electrocution in Madrid.

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The Royal Road Project premiered at the the Centennial Project Space in Santa Fe, New Mexico and two projectors to map the video to meet in the corner of two adjacent walls. At Aqua Art, the artists premiered a customized panoramic monitor which offers a plug and play ease of use that incorporates the interactivity of the original piece.This unique panoramic monitor will be shown at the Bataan Memorial Building as well as El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe.

For more information about The Royal Road Project, please visit the link. To inquire about scheduling the work for a show or for other inquires including sales, please contact Ethan Bach at ethan@ethanbach.com.

 

 

 

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The collaborative art team of Ethan Bach, J Craig Tompkins and Charles Veasey are pleased to announce that The Royal Road Project will open as part of a larger exhibition that focuses on science and technology. The exhibition entitled Composites: Technology & New Media Become Art, open today, October 25 and runs until April 25, 2014 at the Science Museum Oklahoma at 2100 NE 52nd Street. The entrance is free.

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The artists spent days shooting along the El Camino Real Trail de Tierra Adentro from El Paso, Texas to Taos, New Mexico documenting the trail at least every 15 miles. The trail, which began as an Indigenous foot path, became a treacherous road for the first Spanish settlers. Wagons and trains followed. Travelers now speed down I-25 running parallel to one of the most significant trails in early North American history without even a thought. The Royal Road Project encourages one to take time, slow down and understand the beauty and contemplate it’s history and the complexity of contemporary cultural relationships of New Mexicans and beyond.

The Royal Road Project_industry

The Royal Road Project is an interactive digital installation created from video, audio, custom made software and a unique panoramic monitor. Artists Bach, Tompkins and Veasey have worked together in innovative media projects since 2006. Together, their media creations, including a documentary on Transgender individuals, an online geolocative sound map, and interactive video and audio installations, have been shown nationally and internationally at locations including the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Santa Fe Complex, Aqua Art at Art Basel Miami and Electrocuciones Electrocution in Madrid.

The Royal Road Project_truckToC

The Royal Road Project premiered at the the Centennial Project Space in Santa Fe, New Mexico and two projectors to map the video to meet in the corner of two adjacent walls. At Aqua Art, the artists premiered a customized panoramic monitor which offers a plug and play ease of use that incorporates the interactivity of the original piece.This unique panoramic monitor will be shown at the Bataan Memorial Building as well as El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe.

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For more information about The Royal Road Project, please visit the link. To inquire about scheduling the work for a show or for other inquires including sales, please contact Ethan Bach at ethan@ethanbach.com.

 

Other press regarding the show:
Oklahoma Gazette

 

The Royal Road Project on the pano monitor.

Installation media art has never been so sleek and easy. Unique panoramic monitor to be displayed at Art Basel Miami.
The Royal Road Project is being featured at Art Basel Miami’s Aqua Hotel and will highlight an unique custom made panoramic monitor in this interactive media installation. The art piece in and of itself stands out and has been recognized by the New Mexico Arts Commission to represent New Mexico Artists at this year’s Art Basel Miami. The artist include myself (Ethan Bach), J Craig Tompkins, and Charles Veasey. We spent days shooting along the El Camino Real Trail in Texas and New Mexico documenting the trail at least every 15 miles. The initial installation at the the Centennial Project Space in Santa Fe, New Mexico used two projectors to map the video to meet in the corner of two adjacent walls. For Art Basel and potential sales, we wanted the installation to be easy to use with a sleek design. This unique panoramic monitor is perfect for The Royal Road Project piece that we had to use it. We also use other high quality equipment as listed below. The best part about this installation is that you can hook it up and turn it on and it works! Our custom software is automated.  You will have to come by the display at Art Basel Miami at Aqua Hotel located at 1530 Collins Avenue Booth #206.

VIP Preview Opening
December 5 | 7:30 – 11pm

Public Hours
December 6 | noon – 9pm
December 7 | 11am – 9pm
December 8 | 11am – 9pm
December 9 | 11am – 4pm

About The Royal Road Project:
The Royal Road Project is an interactive digital installation that journeys through one of the most significant trails in early North American history, the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. This installation creates visceral temporal shifts as one travels the length of the trial through landscapes comprised of panoramic images, video, and audio.

Artists Ethan Bach, J. Craig Tompkins, and Charles Veasey spent a year developing the Royal Road Project, including an intensive week of videography, photography, and field recording. During that time, they stopped every 15 miles between El Paso, TX and Taos, NM to collect images, audio, and locative data. The interval was chosen to mimic the early expeditions of trade caravans and spanish colonialists. Travelers in a caravan along the trail might travel 10 miles a day on the six month journey, often staying within eyesight of their last camp.

About the Monitor:

This LED backlit monitor is 38″ long and 9.5″ high with a standard resolution (just half as tall). The monitor is perfect for panoramic video images, complimentary side-by-side video, and juxtaposing video clips to add dimensionality to the video image. The design is sleek and the image is sharp.

The rest of the The Royal Road Project Equipment:
We went all out with the equipment to deliver the best quality of electronics in this installation. Below is a description of what comes with the installation along with the pano monitor.

Bose Acoustimass 3 Series IV speaker system with mounting brackets


Pyle – Mini 2x75W Stereo Power Amplifier – PCA3


Logitech Webcam C270


Mini Computer with custom software for playback and interactivity.

We also include all necessary cables.

For more information about The Royal Road Project visit us at Art Basel Miami or contact Eileen Braziel
braziel2@mindspring.com

The Royal Road Project opening was great! Here are some images from the opening. The show is up until August 31.

Artist Ethan Bach posing in front of the photo montage.

Ethan explaining the interactivity of the two channel video installation\

Sint'e Jackson Torrez

Artist Sinte’ discussing his work

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