Guest Curators: "Situation Zero - Travis McCoy Fuller / Ryan Riehle (US)": #3 Ninnie Nuevo; Joey Sledgianowski; Dirk Adams; Alice Vogler
Dirk Adams creates work in a variety of media including performance, sound, and installation.
Adams' work is concerned with language, memory, and culture, and frequently investigates current events, popular culture, politics, and social dynamics. In his live work, different modes of performance - including physical actions, explorations of social roles, casual interactions, and theatrical personas - are frequently intertwined, as is the relationship of artist-performer to audience-participant.
Adams has exhibited sound, performance, and video work in Boston at various venues including Mobius, Boston Center for the Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts, and elsewhere at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Sound & Noise Festival, Vancouver, BC; 3rd Encuentro Int'l de Performance CHOCOPOP - in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Tremor Bogota at Mapa Teatro in Bogota, Colombia, and the 10th Open Festival of Performance Art in Beijing, China. Adams holds a BA in sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MFA from Tufts University. He was a co-owner and co-curator of Meme Gallery in Cambridge, MA from 2009-2011.
Alice Vogler’s work center’s around the physical and mental healing processes that exist in individual’s 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 Tuffs University in Boston Massachusetts. She was the 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 Stanton Island, New York, Tremor Festival in Bogotá, Columbia, OPEN in Beijing, China, and Transmuted in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
i hate today
it all started because i cannot drink grapefruit juice
yeah i have epilepsy
yeah i have to take wonder drugs
yeah these drugs cause reactions with of all things grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
i bet these drugs dont even work
what a wonderful job.
pump them full of saline then tell them to take that wonder placebo.
gloreous life i live.
Cynthia Norton is a Time Artist and Kentucky native from Lexington (Athens), where an avant-garde dulcimer player named John Jacob Niles resided when she was in grammar school. His work, folk aesthetics and history helped shape her artistic identity. After living in Chicago and New York from 1993-2001, Norton has since lived somewhat in isolation in an old tobacco warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky. She feels this affords her ample work space and keeps her in touch with the musical tastes she thrives on.
Norton received her BFA from The University of Kentucky, where she worked with her mentor Shawn Brixey, a MIT alumnus and Professor of Digital Arts and Experimental Media. She received her MFA in Time Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995, and a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) from The University of Louisville in 2004. In the last five years Norton has exhibited and performed extensively in the USA and abroad: Seoul, Korea; Montreal, Canada; Malmo, Sweden; Tallinn, Estonia; Pori, Finland; Riga, Latvia; Altus, Lithuania; Berlin and Cologne, Germany; Paris and Toulouse, France; and Barcelona and Sabadell, Spain. She was featured in The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2008), which later travelled to the deCordova Museum, Boston and Frye Art Museum, Seattle. She is currently working on her first solo museum show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and The Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Connecticut, both upcoming in 2012.