Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Great Salt Lake (SLC Downtown Rising)

     Here is an art project that I have been working on the last couple of days.  I took the idea from a roommate who did some tape drawings (using blue painters tape) of Mao, a vespa, and the birth of Venus picture.  I did a picture of Che and Gandhi and wanted to do a picture of downtown Salt Lake City.  I started on a random abandoned wall a few blocks away from my house, but the video didn't turn out so good (and a cop was driving by every 20 minutes to make sure that I wasn't graffiting).  I decided that the best place to do it would be my room.
     I filmed it with my camera that was placed on my roommates dresser.  I did it over two days (at one point it got cold and I put on a sweater, which is why I have on three different things during the video).  I recorded almost 5 hours of video, although it took me a few hours longer since I spent several hours tearing the pieces of tape in half while watching shows (like "My Super Sweet Sixteen" and "Celebrity Apprentice").
     The title is taken from the name of the song that is playing in the video by Band of Horses (it is called The Great Salt Lake) and the Downtown Rising plan which is going on right now in Salt Lake City (you can see posters about it on a lot of the signs downtown).  Hope you enjoy!


  1. This is great Chad!!! You're best tape art to date.

  2. This is amazing! I posted the help you need on my facebook page.

  3. Way cool! We would be happy to pay you to do this again somewhere outside where people can see it!