An Evening Lecture with Leo Villareal
ASU Art Museum is pleased to present a lecture by artist Leo Villareal. Villareal will discuss his work and “Point Cloud (ASU),” a commissioned artwork designed specifically for the ASU Art Museum in the Nelson Fine Arts Center. During a visit to the ASU Art Museum, Villareal was inspired by the museum’s architecture, designed by Antoine Predock in 1987. Villareal used mobile 3D scan technology to map both the inside and outside of the building, creating over 200,000,000 data points. The artist then manipulated the data points with his own custom software to create this public artwork. This is the first time Villareal has used actual data sampled from a location as part of an artwork.
Leo Villareal, “Point Cloud (ASU)” is part of the ASU Art Museum’s Halle Public Art Initiative and is generously supported by The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation with additional funding by the Herberger Institute Dean’s Creativity Council.
Location and parking
The Marston Exploration Theater is on the first floor of ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), the home of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. ISTB 4 is near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road in Tempe on the east side of campus. If arriving by light rail, exit at the University and Rural Road stop.
The Rural Road parking structure is the closest parking to ISTB 4. Parking is available for $3 per hour inside the Rural Road parking structure. From the parking structure, walk west and enter ISTB 4 through the glass doors on the north side of the building. Please note that a parking fee is charged upon exit.
Image credit: Leo Villareal, “Point Cloud (ASU),” 2020, 12’ 10” x 3’ 3” x 1’ 1”, LEDs, custom software, electrical hardware, steel. Photo by Uplifted Creative.