SITE Center: Moebius Path by Francisca Benitez with Douglas Ridloff

Friday, September 30, 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SITE Santa Fe and the New Mexico School for the Deaf

1606 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe NM 87501

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Francisca Benitez engages directly with the public, creating programming and presentations based on interaction. For her SITE Center project for much wider than a line, Benitez connects the Deaf community of Santa Fe with the contemporary art world at SITE by instigating collaborative programming between SITE and the New Mexico School for the Deaf in a piece entitled Moebius Path. While not hard of hearing herself, Benitez has spent a lifetime learning about and understanding Deaf culture. In honor of her father, who was Deaf, Benitez uses her personal experience to break down barriers within Santa Fe. Douglas Ridloff is a fearless visual artist, a poet, a performer, the owner and executive director of ASL SLAM, a monthly open mic event that is much more than just open mic. He believes that sign language is something that can be done straight or way out there—doesn’t matter, as long there’s a stage and language freedom.