A trio of works on Santa Fe slowness.
A butcher block’s blood grooves, formed by the Mayor’s “mañana”. A poetic takeaway menu includes writings on Santa Fe. An almost-on-timekeeper is heard, not seen, the hours and half hour chimes consisting of pedal steel guitar phrases, sounding like a honky tonk dream.
While on residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, I became fixated on local uses of mañana that often implied a perceived laziness. As an optimistic visitor, I found great inspiration in the term and sought to recalibrate its usage to value slower moving and patient production.
Realized for “Art in restaurants is on the same level as food in museums” — Niles Crane, curated by Lauren Godfrey at Turf Projects in Croydon, South London. Pedal steel guitar performed by Greg Butera. Recorded and mastered by Will Courtney. Handwriting sample by Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe. Risograph printing by Hato Press. Project sponsorship by Turf Projects, Croydon, UK and Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM.