The Diseases of Astonishment
a durational performance
August 10, 2019 :: 5 HOUR DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE @The JJ Newberry Building, Saugerties, NY
On August 10th, Mobius Artist Group member Mari Novotny-Jones will present a 5-hour durational performance at The JJ Newberry Building at 236 Main Street, Saugerties Village. Actions of this piece reference immigration practices along The US/Mexican Border . The audience will be allowed to move through the piece, to watch, read or sit with Mari in an interactive space.
August 10 - 18, 2019 :: VIDEO INSTALLATION @11 Jane Street Art Center, Saugerties, NY
Opening August 10, 2019 5-8pm
Video work of Mari Novotny-Jones will be on display in Gallery North at 11 Jane Street Art Center during open hours.
About the Artist:
Mari Novotny-Jones has been a member of the Mobius Artists Group in Boston since 1980. Her original performance work includes both solo and collaborative pieces. Her most recent local works include “Shrinekeepers” for 2007 Cyberarts festival as part of a collective of six women performance artists and “Harvest” for the Mobius International Festival in 2006. She has also appeared in Mobilize 2008 and Contaminate, an International Artists Festival, Boston. Novotny-Jones is on the faculty of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts where she teaches Performance and CORE foundations classes. She is a recipient of a 2000 Tanne Foundation Artist Award for excellence in the arts. Mari also holds a M.A. in independent studies from Lesley University, Cambridge Mass. Her thesis paper is entitled, "The Nature of Transformation in Performance and Ritual." Photos: ©Mari Novotny-Jones
11 JANE ST. Art Center
11 Jane Street Saugerties, NY, 12477
Photo credit: Milan Kohout