Season XXVIII Volume 10 Issue 4 October-December 2013


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Card by Elizabeth Miklavcic
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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

Karly Rothenberg
Faculty Member and
Industry Event Coordinator
AMDA College & Conservatory
Sun Valley, CA

Utah Advisory Board

Pauline Blanchard
The Pauline Blanchard Trust

Wayne Bradford
Systems Administrator
University of Utah

Harold Carr
Software Architect
Oracle Corporation

Victoria Rasmussen
Broad Band Computer Professional

Board of Directors

Kathy Valburg
Another Language President
Ice Skating Director

Sylvia Ring
Registered OR Nurse

Jan Abramson
University of Utah
Health Sciences
Grants Contract Officer


Jimmy Miklavcic
Founding Co-Director

Elizabeth Miklavcic
Founding Co-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.

Historical Gallery

Photo Session
By Denise Pierce
January 6, 1990

Another Language Performance Studio at Artspace
345 West Pierpont Ave.,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Pictured: Christopher Ivins, Gunild Pak, Elizabeth & Jimmy Miklavcic


Partially Submerged Shed Photograph: Dave Hogan
Another Language Performing Arts Company is developing it’s newest project, Ghost Town. This work takes place completely online and is crowd sourced! We are excited to open participation to artists of all genres.

This newsletter edition features the photography and text of Dave Hogan:
"Thistle is permeated with a peculiar sadness. Most ghost towns are abandoned suddenly when the mine stops producing or the wells run dry over the span of a few years…maybe a decade. The life arc of Thistle spanned just over a century. Originally settled in the 1870s, Thistle boomed as the narrow canyon was crossed by a small-gauge local railroad, and shortly after by the Denver and Rio Grande. The population peaked around 1917, but Thistle remained an important service and rest facility for the steam engines climbing the punishing grade. In the mid 1950s, steam engines gave way to diesel electric locomotives, which weren't dependent on Thistle's helper engines, water, and maintenance yards. Over the next 30 years, the town shrank as railroad jobs and passenger traffic declined. A few families stayed, including a fifth-generation of area ranchers.
In 1983, the end came suddenly in the form of a massive landslide that dammed the Spanish Fork River just south of town. The water, with nowhere to go, rose steadily and one can almost feel the evacuated residents watching helplessly as their town slowly vanished beneath the surface. After the massive lake was drained, the main highway and railroad line were relocated to a higher grade leaving the already remote town even more isolated. Today, a few buildings remain as the stillness of the canyon is broken only by an occasional gust of wind, or the sound of distant automobile traffic. Some structures are partially submerged in huge pools left in the wake of the flood, a chilling reminder of the implacable, rising floodwaters. The crumbling buildings stand in mute defiance under the still visible high water marks on the canyon walls, but Thistle is no more: a town literally washed clean of its lifeblood."
Schoolhouse Detail Photograph: Dave Hogan
About Dave Hogan:
In college, Dave remembers being told that photography was "painting on film with light." Just as a sculptor will manipulate a medium or a painter will use different brushes to apply paint to a canvas, so will a photographer use lenses, aperture size, exposure time, and film speed/resolution to achieve a result. Sometimes the photographer paints with light on a charge-coupled device (CCD) rather than film, but the point remains that photography is unique in that it can be as much a technical documentation of reality or an abstract representation of emotion as one desires.
For Dave, a photographic image is an attempt to share a personal experience. Although, sometimes he leans towards documenting something from his perspective, he usually tries to convey an emotion that he felt via a two-dimensional image. Sometimes this takes the form of a wide-angle image that captures an entire scene. Sometimes, it's a macro close-up of some minute detail that catches his attention. Other times he's fascinated by some spontaneously occurring symmetry or juxtaposition. He almost never stages a scene to photograph.
When someone looks at one of his photographs and indicates that they are experiencing the same feelings he did when creating the image, he feel's that he has succeeded. However, it's also satisfying when someone sees something in the image that he did not see. It can be something that he overlooked, or the observer may be seeing a new reality created by his manipulation of light. All photographs are documents of reality, but the nature of that reality is up to the observer to determine. It's interesting to unintentionally create a reality that he may never have been aware of, but for the fact that someone shared their impression of his work.
"Painting with light" not only provides a nonverbal form of communication, but can create an endless hall of mirrors as each observer finds their own realities in an image.
Participate in the Ghost Town Project:
Another Language is encouraging investigations of Utah ghost towns. Original photographs, movies, animations, visual art, music soundscapes, poetry and text compositions submitted by participating artists will be uploaded to Correlations between historical ghost towns and modern conceptual ghost towns are encouraged. What is your personal ghost town? What do you see, think, and feel when experiencing a place that was once thriving?

What Is A QR Code?
By Jimmy Miklavcic
A Quick Response (QR) Code is made up of square dots (modules) arranged in a square grid on a white background. This configuration can be read by a camera or cell phone, processed and interpreted to reveal the data present in the horizontal and vertical components of the image.

QR Code was developed in response to a need for a code system that carried more information than the twenty alphanumeric characters that the current bar code could provide. The new code was created by Masahiro Hara and a colleague and released in 1994 by Denso Wave (then a division of Denso Corporation, later owned by Toyota). The code system, with its two dimensional data design, was capable of coding around 7,000 numerals and Kanji characters and could be read more than 10 times faster then other code systems.

The QR Code was mostly used in Japan’s automobile industry for tracking production tasks, shipping and transaction slips. It has now become widely used through out the world in various industries such as shipping, retail and others. Although Denso Wave retains the patent rights of the QR Code, it has chosen not to exercise them and allow free public use of the system.

Since 2002, the QR Code has evolved and has found a place in the creative world. Many artists are creating artistic QR images that actually work when scanned. Another Language will be using the code for it’s next project, Ghost Town. Participating artists, when selecting the ghost town that they will visit, can print up a QR Code that will correspond to the website where the artists’ content for the chosen ghost town will reside. The code will be placed at the ghost town for other visitors to scan and be directed to the Ghost Town area on the Another Language Performing Arts Company’s website.

One can down load QR readers free from their respective app store. If you have a QR reader on your mobile device, scan the QR codes below and see where they take you.

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Another Language Performing Arts Company is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization. Part of our mission is to combine different art forms in innovative ways and broaden access to cutting-edge performance art with today's technology. We have been able to pursue this mission with the generous support of our national, state and local granting organizations, and our contributing members

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Friends & Members:
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Supported by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and
the National Endowment for the Arts.

"Another Language Performing Arts Company thanks the voters of Salt Lake County for their support of the Zoo, Arts & Parks program. One-tenth of one percent of the Salt Lake County sales tax goes to support local cultural, botanical, and zoological organizations. This funding has not only stabilized many of Salt Lake's cultural organizations, but has also funded the construction of new recreational facilities, and improved walking trails. ZAP funding helps to provide "free" days, free concerts, reduced ticket prices for students, and provide in-school programs for children in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade."

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