03/31/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun, March 31 2pm-4pm
PERFORMANCE AS EXPERIMENT
Performance art workshop by Marilyn Arsem
This workshop focuses on performance art as a site of learning, where the performance action is an experiment in which the end result is not known, either by the performer or the viewers. Instead, something is discovered through the process of doing the work, in the act of observing and experiencing change and transformation.
Using performance, you might choose to learn something about yourself, about the world around you, or about the audience. The challenge is selecting materials and designing an action that allows you to effectively examine the question that you are asking.
Unrehearsed, this kind of work is made in front of viewers. What is the role of the witness in the work? What does their presence allow you to do? Is there a way to involve them directly in the inquiry? How might they help you?
Guided writing exercises will further develop your practice of constructing and analyzing your own work.
Performance artist Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, ranging from solo performances to large-scale interactive works incorporating installation and performance. She has presented her work throughout Europe, Asia, in the Middle East, and in North and South America. Arsem was the 2015 recipient of the Maud Morgan Prize at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she presented 100 Ways to Consider Time, 100 different six-hour performances from November 9, 2015 to February 19, 2016. She established one of the most extensive programs internationally in visually-based performance art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she taught for 27 years. Since then she has taught performance workshops throughout the USA, and in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, N. Ireland, Poland, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, and Wales. She has been a member of Mobius, Inc. since founding the organization in 1975. Website: http://marilynarsem.net
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