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Better Living Through Holography

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"At Madison Square Garden, they projected the holograms on Holo-Gauze, a see-through, metallic gauze that serves as a projection screen for both 3D and 2D images. Invented by Stuart Warren-Hill in the U.K., the new surface, which resembles a mesh stocking, eliminates the use of mirrors and other reflective surfaces traditionally embedded in the floor. Holo-Gauze displays images directly from 3D projection systems. The patent-pending technology could prove to be a scalable and sturdy replacement for Pepper’s ghost, which can be unwieldy in a live setting and often requires high budgets. The gauze was carried over from London in a suitcase.

With every hologram that popped up mid-air between Prydz and his audience, the historic Manhattan concert venue turned into Hogwarts. “Immersive environments have become integral to the dance music scene,” says Calvert, “DJs in themselves—there are a few exceptions—haven’t got a lot of physical presence on stage. There’s only one person, and they’re controlling CDJs [music players commonly used by DJs to load and control tracks], which are predominantly quite boring to look at. It’s quite a static situation and that’s where production comes in. There needs to be something else for audience.”

– Mona Lalwani for BMW's Re:Form on Medium

Ready To Surrender

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Hold on to your seat. READY TO SURRENDER is a short dance film by filmmaker Maceo Frost and Choreographer Mari Carrasco. It is based on the stage piece by the same name. The film explores the subject of letting go, daring to fail and not going out without a fight. Directed and filmed by Maceo Frost Choreographer: Mari Carrasco Producer: Fred Thustrup Executive producer: Mari Carrasco Editing & Grading : Maceo Frost http://www.carrascodance.com/ http://www.maceofrost.com/


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All photos courtesy of Tim Doud

All photos courtesy of Tim Doud

Rodney Cuellar is the focus of a gallery exhibit at the New Bedford Art Museum in Massachusetts. 18 canvases represent 20 years of work and friendship between the subject and artist Tim Doud. Rodney, a friend of mine and an artist himself has ties to Utah from the decade he spent living and working in Salt Lake City. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

From the New Bedford Art Museum:  The Rodney Paintings are a collaborative exploration between artist and model; these works examine the rich tensions between self-presentation, the portrait, and cultural norms that govern everyday life under commodity, where selfhood is as often purchased as achieved. Doud often works in a serial format, constructing multiple works around individuals or particularly defined groups of people.

See more of the series and read a short essay about The Rodney Paintings by Edward J. Ingebretsen, Ph.D at Georgetown University. View TimDoud-v09g-LR.pdf.

The Rodney Paintings
Paintings by: Tim Doud
October 1 – November 1, 2015 

Regions Gallery

Rebel Bass

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My recent gigs at Urban Lounge, the latest opening for the incredible Bonobo got me thinking about my first experiences playing at the venue going back to the late 90's. At the time it was called the HOLY COW and it was as it sounds... a awfully named shit hole of a college dive. Not that there isn't a time and a place for that but it was pretty lackluster to say the least. Two busted loudspeakers, a stage and the everlasting smell of PBR. But it was there and then I was graciously added to a monthly roster for 'REBEL BASS', a party thrown by my friend–and one of the cities truest, bluest nightlife denizens–Sir Jimmy McCagno with some of the best DJ's in the city. I used to go by the DJ name 'Send' and many of you know Ryan Raddon as the now mega EDM phenomenon 'Kaskade'.

I still have great memories of playing my grab bag of house and techno 12"s for wide-eyed college kids, or whoever rolled through the door looking for a cheap shot of jägermeister. One could still smoke indoors and there wasn't an LED light in sight. Just had to share this little treasure. Thanks again Jim for digging this treasure out for me!

Light As Air

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Who wants clean air in Utah? I know I do! Support Light As Air with Lands Salons on Sunday Nov. 2nd at The Rose Wagner Theater. More info at: www.landissalon.com/lightasair

A celebration for Utahan's who love Utah. Each year we hope to bring together creative and passionate individuals to raise awareness and vibration and raise funds for a cause or program in Utah. This year, we have chosen to gather to raise awareness about air quality in Utah. We invite people to come enjoy an evening of entertainment of dancers from around the state, including Ballet West, Ririe Woodbury, Odyssey, Park City Dance Academy, Underground Dance Crew, Transfusion Hype, Millennium Dance Center, Now International Dance, and other dancers, to bring a creative mindset to the solution for the poor air quality that plaques the beautiful valley. Together, with our sponsors, we hope to raise money and awareness for Western Resource Advocates, a non-profit that has a team dedicated to protecting and improving the air quality in Utah. There are only 500 seats and we expect to oversell this event. So purchase your tickets online today >

Lonesome Lightbox Boys

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From the Salt Lake City Library:

The Lonesome Lightbox Boys

Animated sequences and related works by Ryan Perkins and Max Kelly 
Reception: Sat, Nov 1, 4—5:30pm


THE LONESOME LIGHTBOX BOYS is a collection of animated sequences and related works employing various narrative forms—fractured, non-linear, impressionistic, or otherwise skewed—to navigate a range of themes that resonate with us as artists. Plumbing the profound influences of culture, geography, and the ephemera of our youth, we have cobbled together this celebration of adventure, exploration, and the utterly absurd for your entertainment.

To that end, the collection is a fevered exaltation of our personal deities and demons—the buxom comic book vixen, newsprint funnies, pulp fiction idols, campfire stories to freeze the blood, enigmatic mustaches, Saturday morning cartoons, box top prizes, mad scientists, the virtues of a pocket knife, life on distant planets, the spontaneous, ecstatic chaos of play, and not least of all, the humbling, timeless expanse and beautiful intricacies of a natural world eternally indifferent to human caprice.

Much of the work contained within this show explores the narrative space that exists between words—where sequence and form are left to shoulder the burden of meaning. The communication of themes, emotion, action, and consequence must therefore be adequately expressed by the performance of characters and settings. The animation featured in this exhibit represents the culmination of that effort. We, THE LONESOME LIGHTBOX BOYS, hope you enjoy the show.

See more at: http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/events/view/3475/

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Another NCM sticker found in the city. This time on Sarah Lyman's mode of transport.

“Live, Work, and Create” space breaks ground at UofU

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The impressive Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute which broke ground at The University of Utah got some love at ArchDaily this week. A collaboration between EDA ArchitectsYazdani Studio of Cannon Design, and Arup, "Slated as a space to live, work, and create, the building supports the mission to make the Lassonde Institute an international destination for student entrepreneurs, innovators and “makers.” The Studios will open for students in fall of 2016." – Archdaily

The Janus Project

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Has anyone heard about this movie that's been filming in Utah called The JANUS PROJECT? It looks amazingly bad. I'm fascinated! Keeping an eye on their website and Twitter and FB for more clues to the mystery.


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Don't miss the fourth annual Salt Lake Design Week coming up on Oct 13–18. There are lots of cool things to learn and ways to interact with the local design community! From Sldesignweek.org


The purpose of Design Week is to raise the public awareness of the impact that all design—graphic, product, fashion, architecture, advertising, etc.—has in Utah. Design Week brings together a diverse community of design professionals as well as local businesses, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, students and more. The goal of helping local designers interact, collaborate, educated and inspire each other in order to build a stronger creative community.

Design Week is hosted by the Salt Lake City chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, in partnership with AAF, AIA, ASID, ISDA, IIDA, IxDA, SEGD, Utah Center for Architecture, Utah Film Center and other design groups, museums, businesses and schools.

Visit www.sldesignweek.org for information and event schedule.


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The techno pioneer’s composition will premiere alongside 3 other musical adaptations of the short film, at Centre Pompidou in Paris on 19th September

“What would we see differently if the music was different?”

Press Release – This was the question posed by Bertrand Bonello for his latest artistic project based around Dimitri Kirsanoff’s 1928 film Brumes d’automne. The French film director invited Richie Hawtin and Diana Soh to create an original score for the film to be shown as part of a special exhibition at Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Twelve minutes in black and white, dating from 1928. Some leaves in the sky, reflections in the water of a lake, a letter burning in a fireplace, a few drops of rain, Nadia Sibirskaya’s eyes full of tears. This film is a breathtaking beauty, an emotion that few words can explain. The original music is by Paul Devred. What would we see differently if the music was different?” –BertrandBonello

As well as creating his own composition for the film, inspired by his classical music background, Bonello invited Richie Hawtin (Plastikman) and Diana Soh to each create a twelve-minute composition to showcase their own interpretation of the same images. The result is a program of four musical compositions on one screen – Paul Devred, Richie Hawtin, Diana Soh and Bertrand Bonello.

It’s not the first time electronic music pioneer Hawtin has been involved in artistic endeavors outside of the electronic music sphere. In 2011 Anish Kapoor invited Hawtin to activate his sculpture Leviathan with a performance at Paris’s Grand Palais for the annual public art festival Monumenta and just last year he was invited to perform live as Plastikman at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, by invitation of Dior Artistic Director Raf Simons. Naturally, Hawtin was delighted at the opportunity to join Bonello in this exploration of sound and create his debut film score for silent movie Brumes d’automne.

The opening of the exhibition will take place 19th September at the Centre Pompidou in Paris with special performances from Bonello, Ingrid Caven and Richie Hawtin.

Friday, September 19
The Centre Pompidou


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I'm happy to be a part of Fashion Remix 2014 again this Thursday October 16th , 2014 @ The Rail Event Center. It's a cool runway show that mixes unconventional interior/architectural design materials for a good cause. Get tickets here >

From Fashion Remix SLC: One of Salt Lake City’s most anticipated events of the year is hitting the runway on Thursday October 16th, at the Rail Event Center. 20 Interior/Architectural Design Firms and Students will be paired with vendors to create a one of a kind ensemble, then compete for awards in an exciting runway show in front of a packed venue. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to support our local design community. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Tickets here: http://fashionremix2014.brownpapertickets.com/

Learn more about the disease here. Our contribution will support the ongoing search in finding a cure and achieving pathbreaking progress every day. We also support IIDA-Intermountain Chapter & ideal.

The (New) Barber Shop at Zuriick

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The Barber Shop has re-opened in the back of Zuriick's even newer space on 865 East 900 South in SLC over the weekend. Schedule a cut by any of their brilliant barbers, Kit Stiefel, Logan Bradshaw or Trever Hadley. They do great work.


PH: 801-834-7284
Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 9 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM