Performance, Movement, Sound, and Video Art Events. Today Cave Dogs - 'Ferrous City'. Cave Dogs takes us on a trip in the family station wagon and retells the journey from several different perspectives - the back seat, the front passenger seat, the driver's seat. Reflecting on the car culture that dominates the lives of many families in the U.S., the narrative is conveyed through the windows of the car. Until 12/9. The others events...
Mobius Performance, Movement, Sound, and Video Art Events
*Cave Dogs - "Ferrous City," 12/7-12/9 (Fri., 8 pm; Sat., 2 pm & 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm, $12/$10)
Cave Dogs takes us on a trip in the family station wagon and retells the journey from several different perspectives - the back seat, the front passenger seat, the driver's seat. Reflecting on the car culture that dominates the lives of many families in the U.S., the narrative is conveyed through the windows of the car. As characters journey through space and time, their experiences speak to the absurdity of everyday life and to the extraordinary power of the ordinary and insignificant details of our days.
*"Works-in-Progress #45," 12/14-12/15 (Fri.-Sat., 8 pm, $6)
A forum for "not-quite-ready" performance pieces presented by emerging and established artists. The artists participating in "#45" are: Mo and Libidot (Maurice Methot and Katrien Jacobs), David Behrstock, Melissa Putz, Rebecca Juliet Lazier, Sophie Sanders and Chi Wright.
*Mobius Artists Group - "Reports From Afield: Digging the Channel/Mediating the Channel: Mobius/Zadar, Croatia International Cultural Exchange," 12/17 (Mon., 7 pm, free)
Now in its third year, Mobius' "Reports from Afield" is an ongoing series of monthly artists' talk and has been recently made possible with support from the Boston Cultural Agenda Fund, City of Boston.. The "Digging The Channel/Mediating The Channel" Zadar exchange brings together 20 interdisciplinary artists, 10 from the Mobius Artists Group and 10 from Zadar and its neighboring regions.
The 10 Mobius artists (Jed Speare, Marilyn Arsem, Yin Peet, Julie Szabo, Milan Kohout, Cathy Nolan, Mari Novotny-Jones, Margaret B. Tittemore, Tom Plsek and Marjorie Morgan) will report on the first phase of this exchange which took place in Zadar this past August.
The overall project focuses on two channels of water, one that will be resurrected from World War II bombing in Zadar and the Fort Point Channel in Boston that is being reimagined as the next big cultural attraction in Boston. After researching the historical and contemporary contexts of both of these sites, the participating artists are creating temporary public work, both physical and conceptual, in order to engage the Zadar and Boston communities in the public debates that center on these public spaces.
*Susan Berstler & Lee Mandell - "Babel Part Four: Redemption," 12/5-12/22 (opening reception and gallery talk, Sat., 12/8, 5-7 pm)
The series Babel resulted from an act of violence along the Mystic River. Outside Reclamation Artists' Berstler and Mandell had turned five computer monitors into working aquariums by the river. Peopled with goldfish, their work was then viciously vandalized within days. Since then, the artists have rechanneled their initial anger and frustration by creating a four part series of Babble, Limbo, Requiem, and now, Redemption.
The series is intended to parallel the very real battle that is taking place in Assembly Square, Somerville (MA) of big box developers vs. the little folk in the neighborhood. This latest Babel installation creates a grotto of redemption, populated by partial white casts of male and female figures, hinting at a distressed Adam and Eve dwelling in a surreal Eden filled with lush blue Astroturf.
Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., noon-5 pm,
admission free and open to all
Boston's Artist-Run Center for Experimental Work in All Media
354 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210