Mobius Open House
Wednesday August 18
55 Norfolk Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(This event is free!)
Mobius is pleased to present an open house for the Just A Start community and general public on August 18th. Mobius has been operating out of 55 Norfolk Street since 2011 and has produced numerous art projects in Central Square, Boston, and around the world. The open house will include presentations from Daniel S. DeLuca (Mobius director) and Anna Wexler (Mobius Artist). In addition there will be performances by mobius artists Zayde Buti and Tom Plsek, and reception with light refreshments. Mobius is excited to create a direct dialogue with the JAS community in order to identify ways we can encourage stronger engagement and collaboration in the future.
About the Artists:
Anna Wexler is an interdisciplinary artist who works with text, installation and ritually configured performance. Her projects often explore historical and contemporary modes of creative resistance to the structural violence of global capitalism. As a progressive artist and educator, she is committed to experimental cultural work that actively engages diverse ethnic, gender and class perspectives.
Zayde Buti is a musician and performance artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He pronounces Zayde like "paid" (z+aid) and Buti like "booty". Zayde regularly performs in venues and in public spaces throughout Boston (and beyond). He writes and releases songs and also produces and performs in music videos to build on content in the music (http://www.youtube.com/zaydebuti). Zayde has numerous photos and photo-based designs on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/zaydebuti).
Trombone explorer Tom Plsek has been stretching trombones and our concepts of them for years. His compositions include pieces for ensembles and solo trombone often incorporate improvisation, technology, and performance art. Tom has performed with such artists as Jerry Hunt, Malcolm Goldstein, Phill Niblock, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Joe Morris, Marjorie Morgan, and with the Outsider Quartet. He has performed at New Music American in 1983 and 1986. He is a member of the Mobius Artists Group and former Chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Mobius (est. 1977) is a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose 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. Mobius is committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines. This approach sets in motion situations where the artist's impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius.
Founded by Marilyn Arsem in 1977, Mobius is known for incorporating a wide range of the visual, performing, and media arts into innovative live performance, video, installation and intermedia works. Mobius has produced hundreds of original works that have attained critical acclaim in Boston, nationally and internationally. Works created at Mobius have been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.