Liz Lerman, Minds on the Move: The Treadmill Tapes

ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center

51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

January 19th-May 6th, 2017

Conversations: January 11, 19, 26; February 9, 16; March 2, 16, 30; April 20, 27

 

Liz Lerman, the Treadmill Tapes at Harvard University: Ideas on the Move, Cambridge, 2011

Liz Lerman, the Treadmill Tapes at Harvard University: Ideas on the Move, Cambridge, 2011

Liz Lerman’s Minds on the Move: The Treadmill Tapes project puts members of the ASU community on a treadmill next to Lerman for an on-the-go conversation about whatever is most curious, urgent, troublesome, and baffling for them. Originated in 2011 when Lerman was artist-in-residence at Harvard, the project comes to ASU because, Lerman says, “This place is full of interesting people doing very interesting things and thinking very very interesting thoughts.” The conversations will be recorded during walks at the ASU Art Museum and projected in the gallery for ongoing viewing.

 

Choreographer, author, educator, and 2002 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship recipient Liz Lerman joined the faculty of ASU in January 2016. Widely recognized as an important influence in the worlds of dance, arts-based community engagement, and cross-disciplinary collaboration, Lerman assumed a unique position as Institute Professor to lead programs and courses spanning disciplines within and beyond ASU’s Herberger Institute.

 

Lerman founded the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976 and cultivated the company’s unique multi-generational ensemble into a leading force in contemporary dance. A key aspect of her work is opening up her process to various publics from shipbuilders to physicists, construction workers to ballerinas, resulting in research and outcomes that are participatory, relevant, and usable by others. 

 

Supported by the Helme Prinzen Endowment and ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

 

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