Images by Aoife Giles
Images: Miao Jiaxin
Images: Sandrine Schaefer
Super-saturated: A durational performance that seeks to explore the relationship between body as flesh and body as image in the context of media overload that arises through the digital: testing the boundaries between spectator and performing body through sensorial, evocative actions and phrases.
Fish, flesh, blanket, stiletto, stocking, splashing, splatting.
Lawler and Nolan’s performances 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 to the point of ‘overload’ through repetition 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.
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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.