​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In Flux Presents​​

The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture has commissioned six Arizona artists and teams to create performances and installations as part of the IN FLUX series of temporary public art projects. The Projects will debut throughout 2021 as public health and safety permit.  Many of the works will be featured online.

The series kicks off January 22, 2021 with a screening of The Story of Our Journey, premiering on the POAC YouTube Channel January 22nd!

Stay tuned to this page for continued updates on the 2021 rollout of IN FLUX performances!

For questions about IN FLUX, please contact Barry Sparkman, public art project manager, at barry.sparkman@phoenix.gov.  

​The Story of Our Journey

Film Screening

The Story of Our Journey is a collaboration by clarinetist Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, composer Dylan Findley and Their Story is Our Story, an international refugee advocacy organization.  The musical score and accompanying film merge clarinet, fixed media electronics and interviews with refugees detailing their extraordinary journeys from homes lost to new American homes found. ​​

Convo Station

Community Engagement Performance

Artist Erin V. Sotak will create an event that gives participants the opportunity to look beyond visual art objects and experience the ways in which sound, smell and other senses enrich the moments and pauses in our days. 

Parade of Barbershop Quartets​

Musical Performance

Barbershop harmony is one of America's unique musical styles. The Central Arizona Quartet Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will keep it alive by performing a series of concerts featuring a diverse program of songs. 


​Site Specific Self Guided Walking Performances

The Whistling Moon artist collective is creating self-guided walking tours of Phoenix. Based upon stories from local residents about growing up, the tours feature downloadable audios and videos. Audiences are invited to log on and follow the paths and stories of their digital guides as they tour beloved Phoenix Parks. The tours strengthen community connections while avoiding the risks of COVID.  ​

Find the walking tours here:  https://www.whistlingmoon.org/​ ​

Conveyance into Light

​Sculptural Performance

Known for her lyrical performances with larger than life-size sculptural animals, Katharine Leigh Simpson will use recycled materials to build a presentation around a large, moveable whale. Her performance will honor those we have lost to the pandemic.

Eternal Home

A responsive collaboration between art, dance, and audience

Artist Patricia Sannit and choreographer and dancer Nicole L Olson's performance of dance and sculpture will express the power of social connections in challenging times. When public health and safety permit, It will invite the audience to interact in the performance with Sannit's sculptural installation and dancers in Olson's company,