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PARK CITY - There was a really interesting art installation at this year's New Frontier at the Miners Hospital, and you should check it out - that is, before you catch the virus and possibly die.
It's called "Pandemic 1.0," and it's a multi-platform art piece involving a deadly virus that's spreading globally and is hitting Park City. In one room, artist Lance Weiler has set up multiple video projections to track the progress of the "pandemic," while in another room, you see pictures of some of its victims.
It's hard to describe and even harder to explain how it all comes together while involving Twitter, a website, barcodes and cellphones. You'll just have to see it for yourself. i've written more about it for this coming Tuesday's technology page.
Meanwhile, I saw actor/artist James Franco's "Three's Company: The Drama," a room made up to look like the set of that famous 1980s sitcom with video playing on the walls from episodes of the show. The difference is that some of the dialogue has been altered by Franco ("127 Hours") himself.
I can't say I was too excited by the piece, which was uninspiring.
If you go to the Miners Hospital, also check out "Spin," in which artist Daniel Canogar projects video onto shiny DVD and CD platters position on a wall. Very cool indeed. That installation also is at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City.
- Vince Horiuchi