Season XXVI Volume 8 Issue 4 October-December 2011


Recent Events

SC Poster Duel*Ality 1.0

Duel*Ality 1.0 represented at the Supercomputing 2011 Conference, Seattle WA - November 14th-17th.

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National Advisory Board

Charles Amirkhanian
Executive Director
Other Minds Festival
San Francisco, CA

Jeff Carpenter
Multimedia Specialist, NCSA
Urbana Champaign, IL

Kent Christensen
New York, NY

Jennifer Gray
Graphic Designer
Thousand Oaks, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Susan Roberts
Computer Graphics Designer
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Ice Skating Instructor

Victoria Rasmussen
Vice President
Broad Band Computer Professional

Sylvia Ring
Registered OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Health Sciences


Elizabeth Miklavcic
Artistic Director

Jimmy Miklavcic
Executive Director


Another Language Directors, Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic, received the 1995 Utah Arts Festival/Mayor's Artists Award in Performing Arts.

InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box was honored as a national semi-finalist for the 2006 Peoria Prize for Creativity.

InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno received a 2007 City Weekly Artys Staff Award for Best Real-time, Distributed, Surrealistic, Cinema.

InterPlay: Carnivale received a 2008 City Weekly Artys Readers Choice Award for Best Opera/ Symphony performance by Travis Eberhard and Artemio Contreras.

InterPlay: AnARTomy was awarded the 2009 City Weekly Artys Staff Award - Best Reason To Set Your Alarm Sunday Morning.

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters chose InterPlay: Performing on a High Tech Wire written by Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic to receive the 2010 Best Paper Award in the Arts Category.

Duel*Ality 1.0 was awarded the Salt Lake City Weekly's 2011 Artys Staff Award - Best Mixed-Media Performance Art.


Duel*Ality 1.0 Photo: Jo-Ann Wong

Duel*Ality 1.0 Photo: Jo-Ann Wong


Image of graphic from the scene "Tethered" in Duel*Ality 2.0

Roy Ascott has defined telematics as "computer-mediated communications networking between geographically dispersed individuals and institutions...and between the human mind and artificial systems of intelligence and perception." Taking this idea and applying it to the artistic work of Another Language we have defined our performances as Telematic Cinema. Duel*Ality 2.0 is a layered artistic performance work that incorporates cinema, live performance, digital art, auditory and scientific assets.

Duel*Ality 2.0
VisLab Black Box Theater
University of Utah
Intermountain Network and Scientific Computation Center
155 South 1452 East #294
February 24-25, 2012 at 7:00pm and February 26, 2012 at 4:00pm
March 2-3, 2012 at 7:00pm and March 4, 2012 at 4:00pm

Our current live cinematic component consists of three to four video cameras capturing different points-of-view. Each moment of expression that is recorded is digitized 30 times a second, and then transmitted onto the Internet via the Access Gridtm and video-streaming servers. The live 3D performance captured, in this process, is flattened into a series of 2D photographed frames, which are then projected onto a large screen. The flattened still image frames viewed in quick succession creates the illusion of a motional experience.

What is a digital 3D experience? We are talking about a stereoscopic process. Our eyes are like two individual cameras viewing the world from two different perspectives. Our brain joins the two perspectives together making what we see three-dimensional. In order to do this in 3D cinema we have to create imagery that simulates the same process. This involves creating two images, one for the left eye and one for the right eye, which is then composited together.

Jimmy and Elizabeth Miklavcic in opening of Duel*Ality 2.0 Photo by: Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

The audience member wears active stereo glasses that actually communicate with the display computer's 3D graphics card. These glasses operate by blocking the left eye while the right eye image is viewed and then blocking the right eye when the left eye image is viewed. This alternating process happens so quickly, at 30 times a second, it is imperceptible.

We already live in 3D, so why create 3D on the screen? Creating a conceptual work using this technology as an integral component, heightens moments of expression in the telematic play Duel*Ality 2.0. The augmented reality of Duel (Jimmy Miklavcic) and Ality's (Elizabeth Miklavcic) world is intimately shared with the audience through these visualizations. Their world is filled with human-to-human, and human-to-computer interactions where the resulting behaviors are manifested by these intense relationships.

Duel*Ality 2.0 will be performed February 24-26, 2012 and March 2-4, 2012 at the Intermountain Network and Scientific Computation Center VisLab Black Box Theater on the University of Utah campus. There are many different ways to view this performance, further information and tickets are available at the Another Language website. Contact Another Language Performing Arts Company for special educational performances (801) 531-9419 or
-By Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic-

Every year, the Salt Lake City Weekly acknowledges the artistic community with the Artys awards. This year, Another Langauge Performing Arts Company's Duel*Ality 1.0 was the recipient of a staff award for Best Mixed-Media Performance Art. Thanks to all who voted for the company's work, and thanks to City Weekly for the acknowledgement.

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