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A Tribute to Ron Hays, 2014


Academy Award winning Sound Artist Frank Serafine performed a live multimedia tribute to his collaborator, the Emmy Award winning pioneering digital projection artist Ron Hays, who was lost to AIDS in the early 1990s. This tribute was part of ONE Night: EZTV, LA ACM SIGGRAPH and Digital Art in West Hollywood.

Ron Hays was among a handful of pioneering electronic projection artists working in the 1980s, helping to author today's modern large scale projection art-form. He studied at the M.I.T. Media Lab and worked with a wide variety of major artists, including architect Frank Gehry, pop star Madonna, and the LA Philharmonic.

Imagery from Hays' 1982 video "Digit".

Event Producers:
Joan Collins, LA ACM SIGGRAPH, David Frantz, ONE Museum and Archives, USC, Kate Johnson, StudioHyphen, Michael J. Masucci, EZTV Museum

Associate Producer & Tech Director: Marc Rosenthal

Live Sound: Andy Simon

Major Sponsors: City of West Hollywood, BARCO Projectors

Equipment & Tech Support: ShowPro, Inc.

A Tribute to Ron Hays


Frank Serafine

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