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Tate Lab to host public art performance


"You Are Here", a public art performance by Charles Campbell (not to be confused with Prof. of Physics, Charles Campbell) and Steve Epley will be held at Tate Lab of Physics May 2-12, 2002.

The performance combines elements of theater, sculpture and music in an original script based on interviews with members of the Astronomy Department and readings on the topics of physics. "It reflects what s going on in astronomy, but doesn t teach astronomy," Campbell said. The performance is meant to dramatize the discovery process.

"You Are Here" is part of a series of site-specific performances sponsored by the Jerome Foundation and the R.C. Lilly Foundation and the Weisman Art Museum.  Campbell says he and Epley got the idea to base the performance on astronomy by walking around campus.  "We looked for some places that had an immediate public interest and were drawn to the dome on the roof."  
Campbell and Epley are members of the avant garde theater group "Skewed Visions," of which Campbell is a founder.  "You Are Here" will open on May 2, 8:00 p.m. at the Tate Lab of Physics Observatory.  There will be a reception following the performance at the Weisman.  Further performances will take place on May 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12 at 8:00 p.m.  The performances are free and open to the public, but  the audience is limited to 20 people because of the size of the observatory.  Those interested should call (612)-626-4747 for reservations.