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May 2015
Utah's Art Magazine: Published by Artists of Utah
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Video Feature
collaborative art-tech projects

On April 30, Artists of Utah's co-lab presented C:\Art\Run, a one night pop-up exhibition featuring collaborative art/tech projects by students in the CS5789/Art4455 course at the University of Utah. This is a cross-college course taught by Erik Brunvand and Paul Stout that includes both art students and engineering students working together to build computer-controlled kinetic artworks. 

We sat down with Brunvand and Stout to talk about the class, and listened to the students as they explained their projects.

Inside the Vault: Works from Public Art Collections
Light Camera Action
Public art project that combines the old and the new in photography

Stephan Kopolwitz's Light Camera Action, located on the main campus of Salt Lake Community College (State Street and 1700 South in Salt Lake City), blends centuries-old methods for reproducing images with 21st century technologies to create an immersive experience designed to highlight the human experience.

The site-installation was commissioned in 2013 and is comprised of three working camera obscuras. The larger camera is on the west side of campus and can be entered for an immersive experience of the camera obscura effect. The smaller camera on the East side of campus is a free standing and pivoting smaller camera with two viewing ports that can be changed according to the aim of the lense. The third interior camera is also an immersive / interactive camera. All of these cameras feed to an interior video wall filtered through a computerized algorithm driven by light conditions and focal points of the camera.

The design concept of Light Camera Action references the history of technology, harnesses present day innovations and makes a statement that the future of technology will embrace both human (analog) and virtual (digital) in a combination that reminds us that technology is in our world to serve society and connect people to people. The artist’s intent for this site wide installation is to invite and inspire the students, faculty and visitors of SLCC and the Salt Lake City community to experience and physically interact with the instruments in numerous ways. The array of these three cameras allow for ephemeral (life performance) and permanent visual art creation as well as for contemplation on the wonder of the physics of light and creation of images. Light Camera Action transforms the building into a stage, its inhabitants into directors and performers. The building and its surrounding space transforms into a back lot, a studio, a location. At the same time, each camera will remind everyone of the wonder of perception and provide the community with a visual experience that brings forth a sense of shared vision, community and purpose.

15 Bytes: About Us
Our editorial contributors

Becky DurhamRebecca Durham is the Executive Director of Utah Chamber Artists and has sung with the professional ensemble since it began in 1991. She received an M.A. in Musicology from the University of Utah and was the first director of the School of Music's Virtuoso Series at Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

Scotti HillScotti Hill is an art historian based in Salt Lake City Utah. She teaches art history courses at the University of Utah and is gallery manager at Modern West Fine Art.

Simon BlundellJohn Hughes is an award-winning artist and teacher who has been painting the landscape both in and out of the studio since 1983. He maintains a studio in Taylorsville and teaches students in private workshops and in a course at Salt Lake Community College.

Laura HurtadoLaura Allred Hurtado is the Global Art Acquisitions Specialist for the LDS Church. She has worked at SFMOMA, BYUMOA and UMOCA. She received her master's degree in Art History from the University of Utah.

Alexa MorganAlexa Verdugo Morgan is a St. George-based freelance writer and photographer with a career spanning about 5 years. Her work has appeared in numerous online and print publications, including the Mainstreet Business Journal of Southern Utah, St. George Health and Wellness Magazine, Southern Utah Youth Sports Magazine, The Independent, and St. George News.

Ann PooreAnn Poore is a freelance writer and editor who spent most of her career at The Salt Lake Tribune. She also worked for Salt Lake City Weekly and has written for such publications as Utah Business Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine.

Shawn RossiterShawn Rossiter, a native of Boston, was raised on the East Coast. He has degrees in English, French and Italian Literature. A professional artist and writer, he founded Artists of Utah in 2001 and is editor of its magazine, 15 Bytes.

Portia SnowPortia Snow is a photographer living in Salt Lake City with her husband and nine-year-old daughter. She loves capturing moments and surprises that hide in the spaces between.

Andrea WallAndrea Wall is a senior Creative Writing major at Southern Utah University. She is double minoring in Ceramics and Theatre Arts, and has always been passionate about exploring different art forms.

Geoff WichertGeoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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is published monthly by Artists of Utah, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization located in Salt Lake City Utah. The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of 15 Bytes or Artists of Utah. Our editions are published monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Our deadline for submissions is the last Wednesday of the preceding month.

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