Announcing Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellows and more–Herberger Institute highlights from…

Announcing Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellows and more–Herberger Institute highlights from August 2020

Art for justice

“What gets passed down to us? Whose stories do we see and whose don’t we see?” ASU Art Museum Director Miki Garcia talks with KJZZ, the Phoenix NPR affiliate, about the museum’s upcoming show “Undoing Time,” which looks at the history of incarceration in the U.S. through the lens of art.

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Pop music director

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre has named Erin Barra the director of the new popular music program. Barra has a background as a performer, professional musician and academic, including working as a music and technology educator, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, entrepreneur and activist.

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A planetary adventure

ASU’s Mars Space Flight Facility teamed up with assistant professor Robert LiKamWa and graduate student Lauren Gold of the Meteor Studio in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering to launch a new augmented reality smartphone app that allows users to create their own custom views of planetary data.

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The Anxiety Project

“The Anxiety Project: Original Cast Recording” is now available and features a cast of ASU student actors and musicians. In the early stages of the new musical, students in the Music Theatre and Opera program at ASU performed a staged concert reading in 2018, and the students are reprising their roles for the official cast album. The recording also features a bonus track recorded by Herberger Institute alumna Caelan Creaser.

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Spotlight on faculty

Chris LaMont, an instructor and film school coordinator, and his writing partner Joe Russo, an ASU alumnus, wrote the screenplay for the new Bruce Willis action-thriller “Hard Kill.” The movie debuted at drive-ins and movie theaters on Aug. 21 and is now available through video-on-demand.

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By the numbers

This month’s number is four! Four artists from Arizona, Utah and the Diné Nation have been selected to participate in the 2020–21 Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellowship: Milta Ortiz, Horacio Rodriguez, Elizabeth Burden and Jake Skeets. A partnership between ASU’s Herberger Institute and ASU Gammage, the Projecting All Voices Fellowship and visiting artist series is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and provides opportunities for BIPOC artists and culture workers to advance ideas and projects that investigate race, identity, cultural heritage, power, policy, ability and/or place and community.

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In pictures

Mural photos by Ariana Enriquez. Photos of Ariana by Gilbert Hermosillo.

Earlier this year, ASU-LACMA Fellow Ariana Enriquez was commissioned by the City of Chandler to paint her first mural: “Hum of the Desert,” on Commonwealth Ave in downtown Chandler.



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