Arty Girl: Conversation with Angela Ellsworth at ASU

There's not much I can say about Angela Ellsworth that my beloved colleague, Kathleen Vanesian, hasn't.

So after clicking those links I graciously provided for you (you're welcome), you now know that Ellsworth is truly a gem in our local arts scene.

And you'll have the opportunity to chat with her this Friday as a part of the ongoing event, "Conversations @ 11" at ASU Art Museum.

Ellsworth, who is also a professor at ASU, will have a casual discussion about Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba's installation, Breathing is Free this Friday, February 6th at 11 a.m.

Jun installed the exhibition in January as a part of his on-going project. Breathing is Free is a performance in which Jun scouts locations for physical runs that will ultimately add up to amount to the diameter of the earth. He goes to different cities of the world and maps out a run that matches his his "feeling and thinking" about the location. It all reflects his study of globalization and the movement of populations around the world. His Phoenix run will take place in Spring 2009.

The runs are filmed and then presented as video installations in gallery settings. This is the U.S. premiere of his performance and the exhibition at ASU shows footage of his previous films, other filmed runs as well as photography, maps and other projects - creating a portrait of Jun's work.

Who better to dig deep into the project and discuss the ins and outs of performance art than Ellsworth?

No one, that's who.

Conversations @ 11 with Angela Ellsworth about Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba's "Breathing is Free" takes place this Friday, February 6th at 11 a.m. at ASU Art Museum, 51 E. 10th St. (SE corner of Mill and 10th St.) in Tempe, 480-956-2787, www.asuartmuseum.asu.edu.

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