Images by Aoife Giles
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contact: katherine nolan/eleanor lawler 1 (617)987-5843
Irish Artists Katherine Nolan and Eleanor Lawler perform their way from Boston to New York. Part touring program, part public disruption and part lurch into the unknown. These artists will undertake durational live art performances, public interventions and secret actions as they travel.
The project Super-SATURATED seeks to explore the relationship between body as flesh and body as image. Testing the boundaries between audience and performing body in the context of media overload that arises through the digital. The interaction of the body with everyday objects, and scenes, will be explored through actions to the point of ‘overload’. Inserting themselves in the various contexts within and between these cities, they hope to ‘get inside’ and beyond images of American culture, and in turn push and pull their bodies between a visceral presence in the world and distanced performance.
They may or may not be seen in such locations as: Mobius Inc, The Quarry and Jamaica Plain, Boston; Panoply Performance Lab and Times Square, New York.
You can follow their escapades via or twitter #supersaturated
55 Norfolk St, Boston, MA
August. 23rd & 24th @7pm
Suggested donation $10
Katherine Nolan & Eleanor Lawler join Mobius artists, Mari Novotny-Jones, Joanne Rice and Sandy Huckleberry in two evenings of provocative performance.
104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY Sept 1st @ 8.15pm
A duo of durational performances by Katherine Nolan and Eleanor Lawler following Performance Art Open Space.
Performance artist's Katherine Nolan and Eleanor Lawler undertake a duo of durational performances that seek to explore the relationship between body as flesh and body as image. Testing the boundaries between audience and performing body in the context of media overload that arises through the digital.
Fish, flesh, blanket, stiletto, stocking, splashing, splatting.
The works seek to twist and test the space between the performing body and its audience through sensorial evocative performances. The two performance will diverge and interweave as they spill, smack, stink, slice, stretch envelope and slide their way around themes of impurity and the sexualized body. The interaction of the body with everyday objects, explored through actions to the point of ‘overload’, and repetition and transition make them heavy with cultural meaning. The works seek to push the objects till they slip between ‘thing’ and ‘symbol’, in turn pushing and pulling the body between a visceral presence in the world and distanced performance.
Mobius has presented the work of thousands of artists over its 30-year history and is recognized as one of the seminal alternative performance spaces in the U.S. Founded by the renowned performance artist and professor of performance art at the Museum School, Marylin Ansem in 1977, it is key hub for international live art. As a non-profit, artist-run organization, its mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists.
24th of August
55 Norfolk Street Cambridge, MA 02139
My performance of 'Peep Hole' as part of PERFORMING PORN (after the computer became boring), with an impromptu cameo by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens! The event took place at ] performance s p a c e [ and was curated by Dani Ploeger and Sarah Harman. =Full Programme=
Images by Wes Brandli