Super-saturated @Panoply New York 1st of Sept



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contact: katherine nolan/eleanor lawler 1 (617)987-5843
twitter: #supersaturated



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 http://supersaturatedme.tumblr.com or twitter #supersaturated



event details

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.

Super-Saturated, Mobius Boston 24th of August


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.

Super Saturated
24th of August
Mobius, Boston
55 Norfolk Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Performing Porn (after the computer Became Boring) 12 & 13 March 2013



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



  • ]performance s p a c e [ 6 Hamlet Industrial Estate, White Post Lane, London E9 5EN
  • An event with/about performance art and sex
    ]performance s p a c e [ London, 12 & 13 July 2013

    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7247767267

    confirmed artists/speakers
    Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens
    Sophia Disgrace
    Sharif Mowlabocus
    Zahra Stardust & Dani Ploeger

    Katherine Nolan

    =Full Programme=


    PERFORMING PORN (after the computer became boring) is concerned with the intersections of performance art and pornography, in the context of changing experiences of everyday technologies.

    Performance art and pornography have been interrelated in a variety of intricate ways, particularly since the emergence of body-based performance art practices in the 1960s. Whereas feminist work in the 60s and 70s at times explicitly opposed pornography for its problematic gender politics, from the 1980s pornographers such as Annie Sprinkle have produced work that ventures beyond normative gender stereotypes and aesthetic clich├ęs, and blurs the boundaries between performance art and sex work. The arrival of Web 2.0, which enables Internet users to generate and disseminate their own content, has opened new possibilities for performance artists, sex workers, and artist-sex workers. Now, it has become possible to broadcast work widely with limited means and without the need to conform to the norms of the porn, entertainment and art industries.

    However, this apparent democratization of performance documentation and dissemination has problematic aspects as well. Apart from a tendency to re-inscribe the norms of mainstream content in user-led production, the universal accessibility and hyperlinking of user-generated content has arguably contributed to the pornification of the perception of body-based performance art in online platforms such as Vimeo and Youtube. The popularity of ‘amateur’ or ‘unedited’ footage has also given rise to a range of simulations of such content, thus further blurring experiences and understandings of authenticity. And since digital porn is now accessible everywhere at anytime in the western world, it has arguably lost some of its thrill: the computer has become boring. Can body-based performance art practices offer a response?



    PERFORMING PORN (after the computer became boring) is organized by Dani Ploeger, in collaboration with Sarah Harman, ]performance s p a c e [, CUNTemporary, and the Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance at Brunel University.

    www.performingporn.yolasite.com