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ASU presents security sculpture show

March 05, 2007

The Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance presents “Security System,” a large, inflatable sculpture performance installation that investigates fear and the illusion of safety. Security System's partner piece, “Room 1,” looks at the bedroom as a site of intimacy, illness and vulnerability.

Security System is an ongoing conversation between performance, sculpture and architecture within the concept of invisible borders. The installation is a collaborative effort between Chicago artist Joseph Ravens and ASU assistant professor Marianne M. Kim in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West campus.

Performers playing the role of inventor, victim, witness and perpetrator, are located within the sculpture and are displayed and examined for approximately three to four hours each performance day.

Kim and Ravens' latest collaboration, Security System and Room 1 have been presented in the United States, Canada and Romania. After its Arizona premiere, the project moves to Slovenia in 2008.

For the past decade, Ravens has been creating performances that encompass text, movement, film, video, new media, installation, costume and object. He is the founder and artistic director of Ravenous Production, and a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Performance Art. Kim's most recent works have been presented by Collision Symposium at the University of Victoria, International Experimental Theatre Festival in Romania, DeBalie Center for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam, and Kinesthetic Kino in San Francisco.

Security System and Room 1 will be displayed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, and then from 12 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 8, on the Fletcher Lawn at ASU's West campus. On Wednesday, March 7, Security System will be displayed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Student Services Lawn at the Tempe campus.

Room 1 will be displayed at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, at an opening reception in the IAP Art Gallery, University Center Building, at the West campus.

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