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was this the face

Art Exhibit

2022-10-26 19:00:00 2022-10-26 21:00:00 America/Denver was this the face Interactive intermedia installation by Emily Erekson and Jamie Erekson. During the reception, the installation will be projected on the outside Southwest Wall of the Main Library. Main Library -

Wednesday, October 26
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-26 19:00:00 2022-10-26 21:00:00 America/Denver was this the face Interactive intermedia installation by Emily Erekson and Jamie Erekson. During the reception, the installation will be projected on the outside Southwest Wall of the Main Library. Main Library -

Interactive intermedia installation by Emily Erekson and Jamie Erekson. During the reception, the installation will be projected on the outside Southwest Wall of the Main Library.

This exhibit will have an opening with a large 20' x 12' projection on the South West wall of the library on the night of October 26th from 7-9 pm.  The installation will then move indoors to the Urban Room of the Library until the 30th.  The digital exhibit will subsequently be on view at the Chapman Library.

Speaking at the opening event will be Shima Baradaran Baughman, a national expert on criminal justice policy, race, and violent crime, whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, The Economist, The Washington Post, and Forbes.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

“When we see a nose, eyes, forehead, and chin, and are able to describe them, we turn towards the Other as an object. . . . The other person at first is part of the whole, which is given to me like other objects, like the whole world, the ‘spectacle of the world.’ And the other person somehow pierces through this whole precisely by their appearance as a face, which isn’t simply a plastic form, but it immediately is a commitment for me, an appeal to me, an order, an order for me, to be at the service of this face. . . . The face of the Other at each moment destroys and overflows the plastic image it leaves me.”

- Emmanuel Levinas

ARTIST BIO:

Emily Erekson is a NYC-based interdisciplinary artist whose works are natural outgrowths of her desire to experiment, explore, and improvise. Her work has recently been showcased at Carnegie Hall and Columbia University, and is currently on exhibit at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. She has received grants or commissions from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts, The New School, Certain Women Art Show, and the Northern Manhattan Higher Ground Festival, and her interactive music installation for female voices, Out of the Rolling Ocean, was featured in SCIART MAGAZINE’s June 2020 issue for algorithmic, interdisciplinary works.

Jamie Erekson is an interdisciplinary artist and creative producer whose work ranges from a large-scale musical deconstruction of Shakespeare’s Richard II at Carnegie Hall, to a 12′x12′x6′ interactive kinetic sound sculpture, to a site-specific collaboration with Ballet West exploring redlining in Salt Lake City. Recently, his work has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Columbia University, and he has received commissions, grants, and awards from the Albany Symphony Orchestra, The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts, and Mannes School of Music. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, interdisciplinary artist Emily Erekson, and their three children. 

AGE GROUP: | All Ages |

EVENT TYPE: | Exhibits | Conversations | Arts & Creativity |

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Salt Lake City's Main Library, designed by internationally-acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie in conjunction with VCBO Architecture, opened in February 2003 and remains one of the most architecturally unique structures in Utah. This striking 240,000 square-foot structure houses more than 500,000 books and other materials, yet serves as more than just a repository of books and computers. It reflects and engages the city's imagination and aspirations. The structure embraces a public plaza, with shops and services at ground level, reading galleries above, and a 300-seat auditorium.

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