Tacita Dean and JG

Acclaimed British artist and Sundance alumnus Tacita Dean will be at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at 5 pm Friday, January 24, to discuss her new film, JG, and the importance of 35mm film as an artistic medium. JG, shot mostly in Utah, explores the nature of time and artistic inspiration through the lens of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970), and the J.G. Ballard science fiction short story “The Voices of Time” (1960).

Tacita Dean, JG, 2013. Color and black & white anamorphic 35mm film with optical sound, 26.5 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.

Tacita Dean, JG, 2013. Color and black & white anamorphic 35mm film with optical sound, 26.5 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.

Dean’s work will find a good home in the galleries of the UMFA in the early months of 2014:  it will join Alfred Lambourne‘s exploration of the Great Salt Lake, and a commissioned land scan of the Great Salt Lake by The Center for Land Use Interpretation.

For more on this theme, check out this recent write-up in Salt Lake Magazine.

Tacita Dean, JG, 2013. Color and black & white anamorphic 35mm film with optical sound, 26.5 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.

Tacita Dean, JG, 2013. Color and black & white anamorphic 35mm film with optical sound, 26.5 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.

Artist Talk

Friday, January 24 | 5 pm | FREE
Utah Museum of Fine Arts Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium

And be sure to check out the Facebook event page!

Tacita Dean, JG, 2013. Color and black & white anamorphic 35mm film with optical sound, 26.5 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.

Tacita Dean, JG, 2013. Color and black & white anamorphic 35mm film with optical sound, 26.5 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London/Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.

To tide you over, check out this video of Tacita Dean discussing her work with The Guardian: 

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