The Art Center to host New Frontier as an Official Venue of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Squidsoup, Glowing Pathfinder Bugs

Program to be on display for the first time ever in Salt Lake City.  See the press release for more.  Details forthcoming.

2011 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier Press Release

Today Sundance Institute is pleased to announce the artists and projects selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier Program.

The program, celebrating its fifth year, brings together established and emerging artists from film, art, performance, gaming, and new media technology, to provide for them a film festival environment to share their work, and for festival audiences to explore the latest in cinematic innovation and transmedia storytelling. Curated by Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, these works can be experienced at New Frontier, located at the Historic Miners Hospital, 1354 Park Avenue across from the Library Theatre in Park City, and, new for 2011, at Salt Lake Art Center, located at 20 South West Temple, in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Both locations will be open free to the public Thursday, January 20 through Saturday, January 30, 2011.

The 2011 edition of New Frontier at Sundance will feature internationally renowned artists Blast Theory, Mark Boulos, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Daniel Canogar, James Franco, Bill T. Jones & OpenEnded Group, Akio Kamisato, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Aaron Koblin, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Takehisa Mashimo, Miwa Matreyek,Chris Milk, Satoshi Shibata, Squidsoup, Deke Weaver and Lance Weiler. Many of these artists, while making their Sundance Film Festival debut, have presented these seminal works in bienniales, in institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou, and in the international art exhibitions and fairs such as Art Basel, the Biennale di Venezia, Biennale of Sydney, Frieze Art Fair, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica and TED.

Salt Lake Tribune


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