Performance artist's Katherine Nolan and Eleanor Lawler undertake a duo of durational performances that seek to explore the relationship between body as flesh and body as image. Testing the boundaries between audience and performing body in the context of media overload that arises through the digital.
Fish, flesh, blanket, stiletto, stocking, splashing, splatting. The works seek to twist and test the space between the performing body and its audience through sensorial evocative performances. The two performance will diverge and interweave as they spill, smack, stink, slice, stretch envelope and slide their way around themes of impurity and the sexualized body. The interaction of the body with everyday objects, explored through actions to the point of ‘overload’, and repetition and transition make them heavy with cultural meaning. The works seek to push the objects till they slip between ‘thing’ and ‘symbol’, in turn pushing and pulling the body between a visceral presence in the world and distanced performance.
Mobius has presented the work of thousands of artists over its 30-year history and is recognized as one of the seminal alternative performance spaces in the U.S. Founded by the renowned performance artist and professor of performance art at the Museum School, Marylin Ansem in 1977, it is key hub for international live art. As a non-profit, artist-run organization, its mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists.
Katherine Nolan and Eleanor Lawler
24th of August
55 Norfolk Street
Cambridge, MA 02139