The Global Code Project is a collaborative art project exploring the evolution of communication. Founded by Santa Fe-based sculptor Gino Miles, the project engages youth with art as a means of communication that continues to evolve and provides a dynamic, engaging outlet for self-expression. Through collaboration with established community-based organizations, the project engages youth in hands on experiences with art and introduces them to professional artists who are making an impact through their work.
Miles’ vision for the project came while creating a series of works based on the forms (dots and dashes) used to communicate in Morse code. Recent project events, also sponsored by Tansey Contemporary, have been hosted in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District at Art Wynwood and in Los Angeles at the LA Art Show.
On April 24th, 2015, the project will come to Santa Fe for the Inaugural Exhibition of the Tansey Contemporary Sculpture Center at 619 Canyon Road. Local artists and children will paint collaborative murals on a series of aluminum panels, custom built to complement Miles’ Morse code inspired works, adding to the “conversation” he started through the body of work as a whole. A portion of the proceeds from sales of Miles' works in the show will benefit ArtSmart New Mexico, a non-profit organization that provides instruction in the visual arts, subsidizes student art programs and provides art materials and scholarships for northern New Mexico youth.
Future project events will take place throughout the country and Tansey Contemporary will post updates as they become available. Follow the Project on Facebook.