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Emergy explores sustainibility through art

Emergy, an installation by ASU Herberger College School of Art MFA intermedia student Maria Michails-Posidis

Photo by Maria Michails-Posidis.

March 21, 2008

Maria Michails-Posidis, Master of Fine Arts candidate in Intermedia

Emergy is an interactive installation bridging sculpture, media arts, performance art, architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering. The project investigates romantic attachments to traditional concepts of technology, production and land use through specific motifs. The created environment examines energy and water consumption in an urban desert environment by contrasting human consumption with human expenditure. Raising awareness through embodied experience, the visitor will come to know what it takes to create the energy that powers the world.

Harry Wood Gallery
ASU Herberger College School of Art 
ASU Tempe Campus

March 24-28, 2008
Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Performances begin daily at 11 a.m.


Public Contact
Maria Michails-Posidis

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit

Media Contact:
Lise Hawkos
Director, Harry Wood Gallery
ASU Herberger College
School of Art