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Manifest Dismantling Screening featured in Jamaica Plain Gazette

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Manifest Dismantling Screening to Be Held at Cyberarts Gallery

Jamaica Plain Gazette

Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts Newspaper

by staff • September 13, 2019

“Manifest Dismantling is a two-night screening of experimental moving image works organized by Mobius Artists Margaret Bellafiore and EL Putnam taking place at the Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain (150 Greet Street, Orange Line T Station) Boston on Thursday, October…”

http://jamaicaplaingazette.com/2019/09/13/manifest-dismantling-screening-to-be-held-at-cyberarts-gallery/

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dadabloge Launches! June 1, 2018 11:11am EST

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dadabloge, mobius' thirty-day online journal/blog has launched at 11:11am EST today, June 1, 2018.  It runs for the entire month of June 2018, displaying articles, poetry, manifestos, actions, imagery, embedded videos, sound from invited artists here and elsewhere and will also serve to house documentation of live dada actions from both mobius' dadamobile (4 weeks of live guerrilla performances at Farmers Markets in Boston and Somerville, MA, USA) and an open call for dada action from June 11-June 25, 2018.

https://dadabloge.blogspot.com

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Harris Barron Artist and Founder of SIM : Farewell

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Dear Friends,

We recently learned that Harris Barron, an amazing artist and founder of The Studio for Interrelated Media [SIM] at the Massachusetts College of Art passed away on October 22, 2017. He was a longtime friend and supporter of Mobius.

Attached below is a link to his obituary.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?pid=187107136

He and his wife Ros Barron also have a beautiful website here:

http://harrisandrosbarron.com/

The Mobius Artists Group

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Marilyn Arsem receives Artist Fellowship Award from City of Boston

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October, 2017

Marilyn Arsem was selected as one of the City of Boston’s five inaugural Artist Fellows. The Artist Fellowship Award includes a prize of $10,000, the opportunity to collaborate with the City of Boston on a public display of work, and professional development support over the course of the next year.

https://www.boston.gov/news/recipients-boston-cultural-council-artist-fellowship-award-announced

Tracing Shadows

thirty minute performance by Marilyn Arsem Performance Art Laboratory Project Festival Hong Kong, China
April 2014

Photo by Dominic Thorpe

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Marilyn Arsem : Recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council 2017 Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres

Announcement : January 30, 2017

Mobius Artist Marilyn Arsem

Recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council 2017 Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres

The Massachusetts Cultural Council is honored to announce the 2017 Artist Fellowship awards in Crafts, Dramatic Writing, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. Sixteen artists will receive fellowships of $12,000, and 16 artists will receive $1,000 finalist awards. See a list of this year’s fellows and finalists, to date.

The awards are anonymously judged, based solely on the artistic quality and creative ability of the work submitted. Applications were open to all eligible Massachusetts artists. A total number of 561 applications were received; 141 in Crafts, 135 in Dramatic Writing, and 285 in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres.

photo credit: Mark Solinsky : February 18, 2016: 100 Ways to Consider Time, Day 99: Salt

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Mobius Returns To Fort Point!

Mobius Returns to Fort Point!

Greetings!

It is another year full of possibilities at Mobius, and to kick it all off, we are excited to announce that we have moved back to Boston and Fort Point!

What does this mean?

To start, we are no longer operating our former space at 55 Norfolk Street in Cambridge. Instead, Mobius’ office has relocated to the Midway Studio building at 15 Channel Center Street, Suite #202 Boston, MA02210. We have an exciting year of programs lined up for 2017 that will occur both at Midway and in collaboration with other venues around Boston and beyond.
Though we are excited by the potential that this move offers us, this was not an easy decision. Mobius had a productive time in Cambridge over the last five years and facilitated hundreds of new projects from a broad range of local, national, and international artists. During this time we formed a strong relationship with the Cambridge arts community – a relationship that we look forward to continuing to foster moving forward, even as we transition back to Boston.

As you may know, Mobius also has a deep and longstanding relationship with Fort Point, having once called the area our home for a span of over twenty years. For this reason, it seems fitting that our return to Fort Point will coincide with Mobius' 40th anniversary as an organization. During this landmark year, we look forward to reflecting upon and celebrating our past while we continue to build towards a stronger future!

Thanks to all of the artists we work with and our supporters, Mobius continues to evolve, grow and adapt to the many challenges we and other arts organizations face. Our new change of location comes with a renewed inspiration to identify ways that artist-driven experimental practices can contribute to meaningful conversations and forms of actions during these contentious social and political times.  

Thank you for being a part of this work. We look forward to seeing and working with you all in 2017!

All our best!
Mobius

Some upcoming programming highlights include:

January / February:

Mobius artists to participate in the first Boston SERC (Social Emergency Response Center) initiated by the Design Studio for Social Intervention.

Reports from Afield with Yuka Takahashi, Sara June & Max Lord, in which the artists will present on their experience developing a new project at the Work Space Brussels Residency.

March:

Sandy Huckleberry will present a new work at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

April/May:

Mobius to present an evening of experimental work at City Hall in Boston.
 
Marilyn Arsem will participate in Bbeyond’s Being (in) Public: Time, Action, Freedom in Public Spaces in Belfast, Northern Ireland

June:

Mobius will present an evening-length program of new composer/choreographer collaborative works at Judson Church in NYC and Green Street Studios in Cambridge featuring local and New York based artists as well as Mobius Artists past and present.

June-August:

Mobius will be collaborating with the Distillery Gallery to develop new programs over the course of a three-month residency.

We will be sure to keep you posted as further details and dates are confirmed for these projects, and many others in the works!

photo by Bob Raymond of Milan Kohout and David Franklin performing Flying and Flowing

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In the Museum for 100 Days, a Performance Artist Pushes Us to Reflect on Time by Heather Kapplow on February 12, 2016 Hyperallergic

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Here is the link to the article written by Heather Kapplow in Hyperallergic on Marilyn Arsem and 100 Ways to Consider Time.

http://hyperallergic.com/274894/in-the-museum-for-100-days-a-performance-artist-pushes-us-to-reflect-on-time/

Marilyn Arsem  is the recipient of its 2015 Maud Morgan Prize. The Museum of Fine Arts' Maud Morgan Prize honors a Massachusetts woman artist who has demonstrated creativity and vision, making significant contributions to the contemporary arts landscape.  

Arsem has been performing at the Museum since November 09, 2015 and will conclude on February 19, 2016

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100 Ways to Consider Time: Days 1–50 BY CHELSEA COON ON FEBRUARY 8, 2016, Big Red & Shiny

Here is the link to the article written by Chelsea Coon in Big Red & Shiny on Marilyn Arsem and 100 Ways to Consider Time.

http://bigredandshiny.org/22939/100-ways-to-consider-time-days-1-50/ 

Marilyn Arsem  is the recipient of its 2015 Maud Morgan Prize. The Museum of Fine Arts' Maud Morgan Prize honors a Massachusetts woman artist who has demonstrated creativity and vision, making significant contributions to the contemporary arts landscape.  

Arsem has been performing at the Museum since November 09, 2015 and will conclude on February 19, 2016

 

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Forecast Public Art Public Art Review

 

Last summer, Mobuis Artists Group members Marilyn Arsem, Daniel S. DeLuca, Tom Plsek and Joanne Rice participated in Time Body Space Objects 4, on Spectacle Island Boston, Ma. The performance series was curated by Alice Vogler and Vela Phelan.

This piece was recently posted on the Public Art Review.

http://forecastpublicart.org/public-art-review/on-location/2015/12/bostons-isles-arts-initiative/

Photo credit: "SEVEN DISAPPEARANCES" by Marilyn Arsem, Time Body Space Objects 4. The artist performed seven demonstrations of the transformation of materials for "Seen/Unseen" on Spectacle Island. Photo by Nabeela Vega.

 

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The Mobius Online Bookstore is now OPEN

published June 30, 2015

this moment: missives from another world, thirty years of performances photographed by Bob Raymond

Mobius’s new publication is a 10”x10” book containing 70 color photographs of performances, as well as essays on the history of Mobius and the challenges of documenting ephemeral art.  The artists pictured in the images have also written about the work.  Bob was a fixture at Mobius for 30 years, photographing performances every week.

Both paperback and hardcover versions are available.   They can now be purchased through the Mobius website.  Just click on ‘Store’ in the navigation menu on www.mobius.org, and follow the instructions. 

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2015 Foster Prize Interviews: Sandrine Schaefer

published March 23, 2015

Here is the link to an interview by Big Red and Shiny with Mobius artist Sandrine Schaefer, recipient of the ICA 2015 Foster Prize.

2015 Foster Prize Interviews: Sandrine Schaefer

http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/BRS.cgi?article=2015-02-23-033500391924366899 

Image credit: Sandrine Schaefer, "Land of Milk and Honey," (2013). Photograph by Daniel S. DeLuca. Image courtesy of the artist

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Marilyn Arsem - 2015 Recipient of a Finalist award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

    Marilyn Arsem, EDGE 2013 Ndpae photo: Phil Fryer

    Marilyn Arsem, EDGE 2013 Ndpae photo: Phil Fryer

published March 23, 2015

Congratulations to Marilyn Arsem - 2015 Recipient of a Finalist award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council Recipient of a Finalist award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Marilyn Arsem 
Sculpture/Installation/New Genres
2015  Finalist 
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Selected Exhibitions
Anderson-Foothill Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; Performance Art Festival, Salt Lake City Main Library, Utah; First Biennial Festival Of Performance Art and Sound Art at The Quarry, Contemporary Arts International, Acton, MA; 3rd International Sokolowsko Festival of Ephemeral Art, Poland; Egyptian Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/gallery/artistDetail.asp?App=20151909&sampleNumber=3

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Sandrine Schaefer awarded 2015 ICA Foster Prize

published February 5, 2015

Mobius artist, Sandrine Schaefer has been named one of the The Institute of Contemporary Art's James and Audrey Foster Prize recipients.  Beginning in April, Schaefer will create a piece comprised of 5 performance art works that site the spaces in and around the ICA's waterfront Founders Gallery.  Each live performance art piece will leave traces that accumulate in the space, shifting the audience's sensorial encounter with the site.  Congratulations to her fellow winners:  Vela Phelan, Ricardo DeLima, and kijidome.

Link to Boston Globe Article: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2015/02/05/ica-announces-foster-prize-winners/lv17gssgSJam9fS7fCRPSJ/story.html?event=event25

Photo Credits: A Nicho for Coatlicue2012 from Being (small) series photo by Daniel S. DeLuca