Aug. 28, 2012 01:45 PM

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Submitted by Susan Felt, a spokeswoman for the Arizona State University Art Museum.

The Arizona State University Art Museum will celebrate its season opening next month with the arrival of "Ant Farm Media Van v.08 [Time Capsule]" at the Ceramics Research Center and the opening of "Trajectory," the new exhibition by Portuguese artist-in-residence Miguel Palma.

The festivities, free and open to the public, are 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 28-29 and include Movement Connections, a group which mixes parkour, martial arts, acrobatics and dance, who will perform using the museum building as its stage.

The premiere of "55: Music and Dance in Concrete," a project by composer, pianist and electronic musician Wayne Horvitz, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. both days. An intricate performance featuring dance and video elements, "55: Music and Dance in Concrete" emphasizes the unique visual and acoustic elements specific to the museum, with site-specific choreography performed by dancers visiting from Japan.

The work's electronic score is composed of fragments from 55 improvised and 55 composed pieces recorded in bunkers and a cistern on the former Fort Worden, Wash., military base, the project's initial site.

The electronic score was recorded and composed this summer in preparation for the collaborative installation and performance with choreographer Yukio Suzuki and his KINGYO company, engineer and producer Tucker Martine and video artist Yohei Saito.

Food trucks will be available both nights of the season-opening festivities.

The ASU Art Museum is at 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, and the Ceramic Research Center is across the street at the northeastern corner of 10th Street and Mill Avenue.