Stories of Degradation - Alice Vogler, Sandy Huckleberry, David Bodhi Boylan + Myk Henry
Each of these four performances involve the audience in reactions to our current environmental and political crises, as society is becoming more isolated and less physically connected as a whole.
Using common, mundane objects, processes and color plus the basic elements of water temperature, light and sound, they explore how time is experienced through our anticipation of change.
Like a warm fire on a cold night, perhaps we are just sitting around the embers, saying goodbye - Sandy Huckleberry
ALICE VOGLER : title of performance : Come, Cast Your Vote
Alice Voglers work centers around the physical and mental healing processes that exist in individuals lives and her own day-to-day life. She is interested in investigating what heals: the process, that object, or the ritual. Most recently she has been working with the element of anticipation. She has been investigating to what extent anticipation changes how time is experienced. 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 Tufts University in Boston Massachusetts. She is currently a co-owner and curator of MEME Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has shown her work in many performance events over the last 10 years including: Rough Trade in Chicago, Illinois, LUMEN Festival in Staton Island, New York, Tremor Festival in Bogot�, Columbia, OPEN in Beijing, China, and Transmuted in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
In a current sociopolitical 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 infinite possibility of meanings and interpretations. Using common, mundane objects, processes and colors, I try to 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. Like a warm fire on a cold night, perhaps we are just sitting around the embers, saying goodbye.Sandy Huckleberry:
DAVID BODHI BOYLAN: title of performance : Shine On
Shine On, an inclusive experiment with light and mirrors
"His art may be a bit edgy but I think David is one of the most promising artists we have right now.His work makes people see the humane in the most natural objects.And in this story of degradation we are living, we need to be shown that nature is humane." Nikki on sickoftheradio.com
David Bodhi Boylan is a multidiscipinary artist whose work examines personal experience through a precarious exploration of materials.
He lives and works in Brooklyn.
MYK HENRY : title of performance : MELTDOWN
The basics of life: air, food, water and shelter are being jeopardized as humans pillage the planet and affect the balance of nature. The fast paced, money fueled, global economy builds connections in one sense but alienates people in another. Society is becoming more isolated and less physically connected as a whole.
These are some of the issues which Myk Henry explores in his performance entitled �meltdown�. Using the basic elements of water, temperature, light and sound, Myk will create an eclectic atmosphere, both thought provoking and emotionally charged.
Provocation when used intelligently can be a powerful means of jolting the spectator out of their normal comfort zone. Once this happens the mind is open to new ideas and people begin to think outside of the box.