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Lance and Andi Olsen
there’s no place like time: a novel you can walk through
Tuesday, January 31 | 7 pm | FREE
Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Collaborative artists Lance and Andi Olsen present there's no place like time, a novel you can walk through—an interplay of videos, texts, objects, and interventions. The work takes the form of a real retrospective of videos dedicated to the career of Alana Olsen, one of America's most overlooked experimental video artists who never existed. Alana’s life began as a fictional character in Lance Olsen’s novel Theories of Forgetting (2014)—based on Robert Smithson’s earthwork Spiral Jetty (1970)—and becomes a three-dimensional reality through this multimodal installation. The collaboration explores the relationship between the visual and the verbal as it redefines the page, the novel, and the gallery space.
Lance Olsen is a novelist and professor in the University of Utah Creative Writing Program. Andi Olsen is a Salt Lake City-based assemblage and video artist.
The UMFA’s ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment series is sponsored by the S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and presented in partnership with the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts and J. Willard Marriott Library, and the Salt Lake City Public Library.