Exploring the journey
After a successful performance of “North,” Comparative Arts students continued to develop their April showcase, Neruda’s Suitcase. Two guest artists, Susan Byrnes and Frank Pahl, visited students to lend their talents to the performance. Byrnes, a sculptor, lectured on consumer culture and helped the students build props. Pahl is a self-described “tinkerer” who creates instruments out of unlikely objects. Pahl’s creations will be used to provide music for the April showcase. Byrnes and Pahl’s residencies are supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Comparative arts students are also entering the second stage of the project: staging Neruda’s Suitcase with the assistance of theatre students and faculty.