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First Friday: Ojo / Eye Activation – A Performance by Guillermo Galindo at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences

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October 4 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Experimental composer and artist Guillermo Galindo creates objects made of discarded materials and personal items in the desert along the United States–Mexico border. In this unique performance at the IAS, Galindo will activate Ojo / Eye, 2015, a work that consists of a bicycle wheel the Border Patrol ran over to prevent its use. Galindo has refashioned it into an antenna for a theremin, an instrument that produces sound when one interferes with its electromagnetic field. The instrument’s inventor, Leon Theremin, developed the technology into an electronic motion-sensing alarm system implemented in Alcatraz and some United States prisons.

RSVP is encouraged – limited space available. This is a standing performance with limited seats. Guests will be able to hear the performance throughout the galleries. If you need accommodations or seats, please contact us at

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to participate in Santa Cruz’s First Friday Art Tour.

Images: (Above) Guillermo Galindo. Photo by Zen Cohen. (Below) Guillermo Galindo, Ojo / Eye, 2015. Installation view in Seeing through Stone at the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, April 12, 2024-January 5, 2025. Collection of Abe Tomás Hughes and Diana Girardi Karnas. Photography by Glen Cheriton.

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