Oasis of Visual and Performance Art Happens at Rio Salado Project

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Lynn Trimble
One of 900 metal discs comprising Ana Teresa Fernandez's Oasis for ASU's Performance in the Borderlands.
Near landfills and a busy Valley freeway, San Francisco artist Ana Teresa Fernandez created a site-specific art installation called Oasis, which explores identity, land displacement, and the beauty and destruction of the environment — even as it conjures thoughts about a hopeful future created in community. Presented by ASU's Project in the Borderlands, in conjunction with ASU Art Museum and the CALA Alliance, the work's unveiling featured two days of music, dance, and poetic performance within the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area located along Seventh Avenue south of Buckeye Road. We've got highlights of Oasis, from installation preparation to the September 24 and 25 celebrations.