The Lab is an experimental space with “hands on” educational experiences. This lab will give the community unique ways in which they can explore, experiment and express themselves with light and technology while learning STE(A)M concepts. Curated by our friends at SLC Maker Faire. Hours are 5 – 10 pm on Friday and Saturday
Kids Lab is open at Discovery Gateway to create a accessible and fun space for kids (of all ages) to come play with light and technology. Hours are 5 – 10 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Welcome to ILLUMINATE at Regent St. Enjoy the sights, lights and sounds enveloping one of SLC’s newest public spaces. Sponsored by Salt Lake City Corporation.
Perhaps without being aware, the short digital animation file known as the “.gif” is one of the most shared and looked at forms of visual communication. Many contemporary artists have become aware of the .gifs engaging power and have twisted what was once thought of as an advertising medium into a form of artistic expression.
UMOCA will drive head-on into one of the most consistently bedeviling questions for the art world today, what is “contemporary art” and how does it relate to pop-culture? For .gif Shop, UMOCA has curated examples of .gifs animations that exemplify the medium as something greater than brief comedy loops. With the combination of traditional color theory, the aesthetics of painting, and the use fractal mathematics, these .gif’s not only echo classical art making, they are truly mesmerizing.
UMOCA invites you to experience this exhibition and re-discover the .gif.
The Light Lounge is a cozy indoor space where the community can learn more about the participating artists, the festival and its sponsors. Step inside for art exhibits, panels, performance and video art and music. The Lounge will be a comfortable gathering space with refreshments, seating, colorful light art and projections as a backdrop.
Reactive Projection Mapping
David Giardinelli AKA Visual Trigger
An immersive projection mapped environment designed around the historic Union Pacific Depot
They call me Merlin and i made these dinosaurs with sheets of plywood, projector, jigsaws, router, and lots of sand paper. just like the little dinosaurs you played with as a kid but much much bigger.
The G String
The G String is a highly interactive kinectic installation that is 50% science, 50% art and 100% indescribable. Personal interaction is encouraged as your actions control the movement. Enjoy!
PODS is a concept of life that isn’t quite what we expect.
Five light sculptures on a platform, each with an LED bulb equipped with sounds.
Each pod is made from a metal frame, caning, Unryu paper, PVA glue, acrylic paint (on some sculptures), polyurethane sealant, and electrical lighting components.
Unyru paper and PVA glues are archival and polyurethane is non-yellowing.
PODS can be set up to make sounds or play music.
When placed in groups and certain sounds are used they seem to communicate with each other.
varies from 11 to 15” square
$240.00 to $280 plus shipping outside of SLC area
10% discount for purchase of more than one.
This tree full of little monsters was custom built for ILLUMINATE using solar LED lights, plastic, paint and elbow grease
Size: varies, bodies are 4 x 5 x 5” approx.
$30. for two, $40 for three
Sold in multiples of 2 or 3 plus shipping outside of SLC area.
Inspired by the patterns of a Lion Fish, this piece is built using metal frame, fiberglass, fabric, glue, glass, paints, polyurethane sealant, electrical components and LED lights. Suitable for outdoors.
64” x 52” x 48” approx.
$580 plus shipping outside of SLC area
Wire and Light
Wire and Light blends 3D sculpture with projection art. It starts with a wire sculpture, hand crocheted out of 22 gage wire. A video is projected onto the wire, which The video creates a multifaceted display of light, color, and shadow.
Synthesis is an interactive LED wall utilizing image & body recognition to identify individuals and their movements. The wall will respond with custom-coded effects when faces or movement are detected.
The Chromosphere (“sphere of color”) is an interactive, 5-foot-diameter, steel-wire sphere covered in LED strips animated across the surface. The sculpture is sound-interactive, enabling participants to affect the sphere’s unique animations with voices or other sounds such as music, providing an experience of controlling light with sound.
Light is often experienced quickly. Flickers. Flashes. Stobing, pulsing, in a hurry to get from here to there. Headlights that pass. Stop! Now you may Go.
But sometimes when all alone, Light wants to slowly dance and sway, to remember sharing a place with a lonely person or just a breeze.
In these moments, Light is a companion and we welcome its soft touch on our eyes. And sometimes…we let it in!
The Dichroic Skull
Designed by Brodyizm
Metal Fabricated by Joshua Moses
LED Code by Indra Fardiansyah
Additional help by Nat Michelo and the Skull Crew
A traveling sculpture made of steel, dichroic plexiglass and LEDs.
Migrating Consciousness, Video, 2017
Projection art from visual art fellows of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.
My Brain on Memory, Video, 2017
Paradise Lost, Video, 2012
Projection art from visual art fellows of the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.
Utah Film Center
Utah Film Center @ ILLUMINATE Light Art + Technology Festival
Directed by Various
65 min | 2016 | Various Countries | Not Rated
Recommended for ages 4+
Our Tumbleweeds Amazing Animation program of animated short films from around the world was one of the most popular events at the 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival. Young filmgoers will meet a range of fascinating creatures including an octopus, a hermit crab, a stickman and a crocodile in this entertaining collection. The program will repeat every hour on the hour from 5pm through 9pm.
Giant Lite Brites
A project of Downtown SLC Presents, these giant lite brites inspire the spirit of play while evoking the nostalgia of vintage games. Using LED lights and acrylic rods, users are encouraged to create patterns using color and light.
Skittish and Bus
A.D.A.M (Adjustable Diode Array Matrix) is a sound reactive 64-piece, 4800 pixel, exploded LED wall. With limitless arrangements of 2D and 3D patterns ranging from 5 to 1000 feet, it can display movies, pictures, and custom animations. Created by the DJ Duo: Skittish and Bus @skittishandbus
Bears Ears in RGB
Artist Peter Nielsen debuts this unique work in honor of the contested Bears Ears National Monument. This digital RGB painting is a psychedelic rendition of our states beautiful desert landscape, notably Bears Ears National Monument.
RGB Synethesia Paintings
Peter Nielsen has been painting since he was 14 years old. He has shown his work in several places around the country. In 2006 he received an Associate’s Degree in illustration and design from Utah Valley University. Later, Peter went back to school for his Bachelors in Psychology, his emphasis in visual cognition gave him the understanding to develop his light activated RGB technique. Since 2007 his gallery work in Salt Lake has been popular, but it is his light activated RGB work that has really become known since 2009. Most recently, Peter has shown his work at several events and festivals including: Desert Rocks, UT; Burning Man, NV; Concientia, UT; Fetish & Fantasy Ball, NV; M.A.P.S., CA; Champs, NV.
Julie Fesko Penman
My work is inspired by texture, geometric shapes, architecture, light, nature and all species in abstract form. I create my work in many layers using metal, concrete, wood, ceramic, lighting and /or custom pigments and paint under the highest quality ArtResin which increases dimension and depth and protects the art.
Although I’m considered to be a primitive artist, one with no formal training, I’ve had almost 40 years of accumulative, artistic training in many other ways. I suppose I would be classified as more of an intuitive artist; I just know when the work is right. No class room training could have taught me that, it’s simply a matter of a feeling that I get.
Control the kaleidoscopic interweaving lines with your gestures, utilizing Kinect technology.
An amazing maze of light
Tower of Light
Suspended from a weather balloon, this 150 ft. LED neon light creates dazzling patterns in the night sky. And yes, you can touch it. Please be gentle.
The Electric Crystal is a relaxing and meditative art piece just relax and watch as the magic crystals mesmerize your mind.
The Electric Crystal Project includes five crystal structures mounted to an 8′ x 8′ base. The piece is over 13′ tall.
The Crystals can be internally illuminated at night with over 5000 custom programed RGB LED lights. The Crystal pieces glow and change colors in the dark with over 45 minutes of unique patterns and millions of color combinations. The Crystal is also sound reactive and dances with color to the sound of music. During the day the Crystal forms shine and reflect light in the sun.
On Call AV
On Call AV specializes in creative installations using light, projection and technology.
Electrify your understanding with a light demonstration at Clark Planetarium
Rick Winkler is a visual artists that creates reactive light art and wirelessly synchronized led costumes. His art is displayed as standalone installations and integrated into live music sets. In the live music venue, Rick dynamically builds visual presentations in real time with the performing musicians. His piece “Flow” will be on display at Illuminate Salt Lake.
Choreographer: Sophia Cutrubus
Dancers: Sophia Cutrubus, Maddie Brague and Grace Riter
Projections: Oliver Jin
ODD, the micro odyssey
A narrative, interactive, & multimedia art installation, ODD, tells the story of Homer’s Odyssey though state-of-the-art electronics, sculpture, performance, and more. Come experience the wildest 900 square feet of art you’ve ever seen. General Admission $15 / Students $10.
The Dreaming Tree
Plug and Play Projections
Vibration platforms to enhance concert experiences for the hearing impaired.
Work in Progress
Artistic Director: Jann Haworth
Collage Artist: Liberty Blake
Photography: Lynn Blodgett
Graphic Design: Tyler Bloomquist
Studio Assistant: Christian Fox
Workshop Photography: Shalee Cooper
Banner Tech Production: Alex Johnstone
Spectrum of Love
Earth People Fire
Earth People Flowers
Arts Hub Mural