2010 begins with performance art from Chow Ei [Burma] and 3 artists from Boston
Faith Johnson [Boston,Mass]
Bryce Kauffman [Boston,Mass]
Dirk Adams [Boston,Mass]
also co-founder of MEME Galllery, Boston
Chaw Ei Thein [Burma] In connection with a residency from the Asian Cultural Council
CHAW EI THEIN [BURMA]
Chaw Ei is a performance artist, painter and sculptor.
She has been making performance art for years, and I first saw her at the NiPAF - Japan International Performance Art Festival - in 2006.
Her work deals with her life experiences, especially her feelings towards her home country.
In �Transformed Conversation�, a two person exhibition, New York based artist�Brad Darcy and�Burma based artist Chaw Ei Thein explored the artist�s self conscious role in the engagement of social and political issues, and the responsibility to communicate�perspectives on an aesthetic level.
Dirk Adams, Faith Johnson and Bryce Kauffman - all from Boston
There is a strong movement of Performance Art in Boston!
Coming out of the Museum School and the Department of performance art, run by Tony Schwensen, Marilyn Arsem and Mari Novotny-Jones, with a strong influence from the previous visiting teachers, Jamie McMurry and Julie-Andree T.
Two new performance festivals have also emerged in Boston, The Present Tense and Contaminate
Dirk Adams, Faith Johnson and Bryce Kauffman are a part of this new movement in Boston.
Dirk Adams is a performance artist in Boston, and co-founder of meme GalleryDirk Adams:
Faith Johnson has a Master of Fine Arts from the Museum School/Tufts University in Boston, and has performed in numerous galleries and festivals in BostonFaith Johnson:
I am an artist that works in sculpture, paper, origami, performance art, and video. I graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2004.
My most recent work deals with environmental destruction & consumerism. I am very passionate about what I believe and feel, but also very open minded. I like to talk with other people to get to know more about their lives. I am very liberal, and love talking about politics
I been living and working in Boston, Massachusetts for the last twelve years. Sculpture, paper making, origami, and performance are the media I concentrate in.
My performance actions contain aspects of environmental / political issues, destruction, and humor. The performances usually involve an installation of at least one sculpture of any size. These sculptures are made from various materials including, paper, plaster, plastic grocery bags, wood, and armature wire. My inspiration for pieces come from current events, social topics, and my physical surroundings.
I have shown work in and around Boston MA, Salt Lake City UT, Minsk Belarus, and most recently Beijing China.
JEREMY D. SLATER - is a sound artist essentially, but also works with video and sound in performance and installation settings. He uses his laptop computer to create a variety of sound, image, and interactive work.
His sound work consists of field recordings as a base to create processed drones with tabletop guitar, objects, and ambient noise. Performances include live performed video that is ambient and reactive.
Video work also includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture.
Jeremy was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally. Collaborators have included Patrick Todd (Red Chair), Shige Moriya (Cave), Ximena Garnica (LEIMAY), Yuko Kaseki, Minako Seki, Takuya Muramatsu, Yann Keller, Maria Moran, Tamara Yadao, Richard Garet, EA, Marie Evelyn, Gregory Reynolds, Ann Adachi, Ed Bear, Sara Sun, Rhiannon Gibbs, Xavier Becerra, Daniel Carter, Stefano Scippa, Matt Motel, Andrea Williams, Ned Mooney, NYSAE(New York Society for Acoustic Ecology) and is also a member of ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas) with Aaron Halley (North Guinea Hills), Red Chair (with Patrick Todd), t? (with Tamara Yadao), and Frogwell (with Richard Kamerman, Bob Lukomski, Robert Hardin, Tamara Yadao). Jeremy has peformed and/or exhibited with Front Room, Diapason, Issue Project Room, The Whitney Biennial (NPR),Bridge Art Fair, Fountain, Hogar Collection, Perpetual Art Machine, The Tank, Collective Unconscious, Chashama, Electronic Church, KuLe, Tonic, The Stone, fotofono, Goodbye Blue Monday, monkey town, opensource, Cave Art Space, Grace Exhibition Space, Plan B, Theater for the New City for The New York Butoh Festival, Clink Street Gallery, and 7hz.