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Monday, January 24, 2011

Spy Hop & SL Art Center to Show Youth Media Work During Sundance (SLC: Jan 20 - 30)


Contact: Virginia Pearce
Phone: 801-532-7500
Email: Virginia@spyhop.org

Exhibit will be presented January 20 – 30, 2011 during Sundance Film Festival

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (January 3, 2011) — Spy Hop Productions, Utah’s only youth media center, takes media engagement to the extreme in this interactive bandwidth experience. Showcased at the Salt Lake Art Center, FIND YOUR VOICE allows viewers to walk inside a teen’s interpretation of the world around them and emerge with a wholly different perspective of what it feels like to be 16 in the 21st century.

FIND YOUR VOICE presents multimedia work in the form of what Spy Hop calls “personal narratives,” which are an integral part of how Spy Hop teaches students to tell their stories. Thirteen audio and video documentaries will be on view, created by young artists from Spy Hop’s film and radio classes.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Spy Hop to provide a forum for these creative young artists. Spy Hop’s focus on contemporary media provides a great compliment to the video art installations that will be exhibiting here at the same time as part of Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier”, said Adam Price, Executive Director of Salt Lake Art Center.

In addition to Sundance Film Festival New Frontier and FIND YOUR VOICE, Salt Lake Art Center will also be exhibiting the next installment of the Looped series, presenting video art on loan from the UBS Art Collection, and works by Jenny Holzer and Jack Pierson, on loan from Anthony Pritzker, on behalf of Apple Art Works, LLC.

Kasandra VerBruggen, Executive Director of Spy Hop Productions had this to say, "We're excited that Salt Lake's young media-makers have been given an opportunity to showcase their talent alongside some of the most innovative multimedia artists in the country."

See a trailer of the exhibit at http://www.youtube.com/user/SpyHop. FIND YOUR VOICE exhibits from Friday, January 21 – January 29. Hours vary daily, see www.slartcenter.org for more information.

Participating Artists Anonymous, Rodrigo Arroyo, Jonathan Campos, Perry Layne Decker-Tate, Lauren Everton, Aubrey Hollingshead, Cheyenne Lubeck, Mallory McDaniel, Christopher Miller, Sam Millner, Daniel Pimentel Liz Tanner, Olanipekun Yungai

About Spy Hop Productions
Spy Hop Productions is a not-for-profit youth media arts and education center whose purpose is to empower youth to express their voice and with it create positive change in their lives, their community, and the world. Our mission is to encourage free expression, self-discovery, critical and inventive thinking, and skilled participation via the big screen, the airwaves, and the web. Recognized by the White House as one of the top arts and humanities based organizations in the country, Spy Hop was
chosen as a finalist for the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Award given by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

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