ASU’s West campus will host a variety of artistic events throughout the spring semester. From faculty members, to guest artists, and even ASU students, an incredible collection of artistic galleries and dramatic performances will illuminate the West campus’ unique art scene.
The full schedule is as follows:
Arctic Transitions: In the Age of Carbon. Feb. 3-25, 2016. Opening reception on Feb. 3 at 6:00 p.m. at ArtSpace West. Using carbon fiber rods as sonic and visual elements that pick up the sounds of wind, generating harmonics, as well as other sounds of nature, IAP faculty Richard Lerman has created a three-channel sound/video installation recorded in the Arctic regions of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia. The piece explores issues of climate change and its effects in the Arctic. All the work was gathered using his self-built microphones along with a hydrophone.
Not Drowning, Waverley. Feb. 3 – Apr. 14, 2016. Opening reception on Feb. 3 at 6:00 p.m. at ArtSpace West. Based in Bondi, Australia, guest artist photographer Andrew Worssam has taken a digital smartphone and mixed it with an analog pair of binoculars to create some quite unexpected photographs. Often specializing in architectural photography, his work studies relationships: between light and form, space and time, built-form and context. Worssam will present a selection of photographs and be in residence to talk about his work.
Passing Strange. Feb. 18-21, 2016. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-20, and at 3:00 on Feb. 21. at Second Stage West. Directed by IAP faculty Jeff Kennedy, this unique rock musical tells the story of a young African American’s artistic journey of self-discovery, beginning in South Central Los Angeles and traveling to Amsterdam and Berlin. Complicated by his need to rebel against his mother and society, he “passes” through place to place and from lover to lover, his experiences shaped by his black, American, and middle-class identity as he seeks to find “the real.” This in the Southwest premiere of this 2008 Tony Award-winner for Best Book of a Musical and is presented as a co-production with iTheatre Collaborative. This production is for mature audiences only. Tickets are $10 General, $7 Seniors, $5 Students, faculty, staff and are available in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Los Jovenes: El Futuro. March 23 – Apr. 14, 2016. Opening reception on March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at ArtSpace West. This installation from IAP faculty member Patricia Clark is of new works in video, photography and print that present the ways in which the youth culture in Cuba has developed over the past eighteen years. This will include the premiere of the first in a series of interactive Live Books, with paper technology, touchscreen video and embedded audio enlivening the experience of the stories told within it covers.
Second Stage West One Acts. April 7-10, 2016. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. April 7-9, and at 3:00 p.m. on April 10 at Second Stage West. Programming still TBD.