In operation since 1995, the Arizona State Art Museum is a large university gallery with a strong reputation for representing innovative contemporary and historical works by local and international artists. Recent new-media exhibitions include Bill Viola: Buried Secrets
, Physical Fiction: Electronic Installations by Sara Roberts
(1997), Phacaeans Desktop Video/Laptop Installation by Sloane McFarland
(2000) and a solo exhibition of works by electronic artist Jim Campbell. Jim Campbell: Transforming Time: Electronic Works: 1990-1999
was presented at the museum from September 25, 1999, to January 2, 2000. The exhibition focusing on Campbell's research and work resulted in a critical catalogue. (2)
While preparing the exhibition, Campbell also played a part in establishing the Technology Development Studio. It is a program of the Institute for Studies in the Arts, in cooperation with Arizona State University's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, conceived as an innovative hardware and software laboratory set up on campus for artists and engineers. In this lab, Campbell created two new works with the help of art and engineering students.