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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art: 'Analogital'

Published January 15, 2013 11:58 am

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The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, from Jan. 18 to April 20, will show "Analogital," described as "an exhibition of international artists who engage with concepts generated from the transitional space between analogue and digital. Specifically the notion analyzes the forms that emerge from our culture's conversion from film grain to computer pixel. However, more broadly the term identifies a perceptual evolution in the human experience and its mediation."

The opening of "Analogital" will be on Jan. 18, 8-10 p.m. with DJ/DC, food and cash bar. There will also be a Q&A prior to the reception with artist Jennifer West from 7-8 p.m.

More from a press release:

In the mid-seventies at the University of Utah, innovators made breakthrough developments in early computer graphics and virtual designs like the "Utah Teapot", experiments that would lead to the founding of Pixar and early pursuits of digital reality. Eventual media such as ASCII, ProTools, Nintendo Entertainment System, CAD, gifs, jpegs and above all the Internet opened a multiverse of possible ways to render, perceive and copy the world around us. Social networking interfaces, video game systems and reality television additionally provide new avenues through which communication, behavioral learning and interaction occur virtually or with mediated remove. Analogital is about artists analyzing this science-fictional relationship existing between technology and the human condition. Founded in 1931, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 20 S. West Temple; open Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

Admission is free.

For more information call (801) 328-4201 or visit http://www.utahmoca.org.

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