we absorb │ an evening of performances by Caroline Boileau, Sandy Huckleberry and Alice Vogler
Saturday May 28th at 8 PM
suggested donation: $10
Since 1995, I have been using installation (drawings, objects and photographs), video and performance to explore connections, possible areas for exchanges between the body and its environment. Working from a feminist perspective, I am interested in the influence of medicine and domestic space on the understanding of what constitutes us as human beings. My interest in personal health also extends to Public Health as being both social and political. Through the different social roles that we toy with and come to internalize, I am fascinated by the various ways in which one can inhabit, depict and talk about the body.
My work in performance is hybrid, it flirts with installation and plays with different modes of presentation. My performances take the form of intimate and relational encounters, actions filmed or broadcasted live on the web as well as actions presented in front of audiences. My performances are also inhabited by many objects, found and used as they are, transformed or created from scratch. These objects return, reappear in installations, are recycled in other performances and are also evoked in drawings. It is the exchange between the worlds of installation, drawing, video and performance that fuels my practice. I therefore look for exhibition contexts that allow me to develop hybrid projects where the process can alter the work even while it is being made public.
In the past twenty years, I have participated in residencies in Canada and in Europe. My work has been presented in exhibitions in Canada, USA, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Finland and Brazil. I hold an MFA from Concordia University. My work in drawing is represented by Espace Robert Poulin in Montréal and my work in video is distributed by GIV (Groupe intervention vidéo). I am a member of the Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec (RAIQ).
Alice Vogler is a performance artist that lives, teaches and curates in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Some ongoing themes in her work include: choice, control, interaction, anticipation, time, healing, health, offerings, private, public, containment, remembering, and preserving.
The viewer is always an essential element in her work.
Alice received her Bachelors of Fine Arts form Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland Oregon, and her Masters of Fine Arts form the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tuffs University in Boston Massachusetts. She has shown her work in many performance events over the last 15 or so years all over the world. She spends here days with lots of little artists at Boston Children’s Museum as the Arts Program Manager.
“In a current political environment in which there is enormous pressure to see in black and white, I think there is value in spending time in a world that requires infinitepossibility of meanings and interpretations. Using common, mundane objects, processes and colors, I recombine them so that the meanings and purposes of the acts and objects become unclear or questionable or ripe with new meanings. Warmth and coolness are very important. The warmth of kindness and a welcoming atmosphere toward the performers and the audience members, the cool logic of an abstract point made. I feel like we are at the end of something in our culture, as if we’re all just sitting around a dying fire, saying goodbye.”
Sandy Huckleberry is a Boston based artist and has been making performances since her first one in Portland, Oregon in 1988. She grew up in NYC, and studied at Smith College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is a member of the Mobius Artist Group.