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'Utopia: A New Society for All'

Presented by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Aug 03
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Nov 03
'Utopia: A New Society for All'

Utopia: A New Society for All brings virtual reality into the real world.

Utopia: A New Society for All brings virtual reality into the real world. Born from the artist’s desire to build community, Utopia exists both as a 4-by-7-foot diorama-based installation and as a conceptual art piece. Real people apply to become citizens of Utopia.

Upon their acceptance, artist and Utopia Founder and Facilitator Becky Wareing Steele renders each applicant in 1:160 scale in a process called miniaturization. She then places them within the Southwest-inspired landscape of the diorama where they inhabit an Earthship-style dwelling.

Citizenship in Utopia comes with democratic responsibility. Decisions like what new communal buildings to construct or what crops to grow—community center or greenhouse? Sweet potatoes or corn?—are all decided by vote. Over 80 people from all over the world have already become citizens of Utopia.

As much a thought experiment as an art installation, Utopia explores what it means to live in community. By scaling down the world it is the artist’s intent to make solutions to complex issues seem more attainable.

Her work asks us to contemplate a number of questions: How do we build community? What are the building blocks of a successful society? Is a Utopia attainable?

ADMISSION INFO

General Museum Admission:

FAC Members: Free
FAC Membership Info

Non-members:
Adults: $10
Military and Seniors (55+) w/ID: $5
Students & Teachers w/ID: Free
Groups & Complete Admissions Info

Contact: (719) 634-5581

Email: fac@coloradocollege.edu

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Aug 22, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Aug 23, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Aug 24, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Aug 25, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Aug 27, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Aug 28, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Aug 29, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Aug 30, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Aug 31, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Sep 1, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Sep 3, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Sep 4, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Sep 5, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Sep 6, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Sep 7, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Sep 8, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Sep 10, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Sep 11, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Sep 12, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Sep 13, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Sep 14, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Sep 15, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Sep 17, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Sep 18, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)
  • Sep 19, 2019 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • Sep 20, 2019 at 10:00 am (Fri)
  • Sep 21, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sat)
  • Sep 22, 2019 at 10:00 am (Sun)
  • Sep 24, 2019 at 10:00 am (Tue)
  • Sep 25, 2019 at 10:00 am (Wed)

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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Dates and Times

Thursday, Aug 22

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Friday, Aug 23

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Saturday, Aug 24

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Sunday, Aug 25

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Tuesday, Aug 27

10:00 am at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

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