Night of Performance Art
at Studio Soto
Friday, February 17, 2006
Featuring Mobius Artists Group members Dirk Adams, Milan Kohout, Mari Novotny-Jones, Vela Phelan, and Alice Vogler (Sound by Maxwell Dalaney)
63 Melcher St, Boston, Massachusetts
(just across the Fort Point Channel from South Station)
Friday, February 17th, 2006.
Dirk Adams’ work is concerned with language, memory, and culture, and frequently investigates current events, popular culture, and politics. Modes of performance – from the theatrical to social roles to authentic interaction – are frequently intertwined in Adams’ work, as is the relationship of artist/performer to audience/participant. He 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, and the upcoming Encuentro Internacional de Performance in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Adams earned a Bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Colorado – Boulder in 1994 and his Master’s in Fine Arts from Tufts University in 2002.
Mari Novotny-Jones, member of Mobius Artists Group since 1980, has performed at numerous international festivals, including the Skopsko Leto Festival in Skopje, Macedonia. Her international work includes projects in Macedonia and Croatia. In 2002, she participated in Debrca International Colony in Macedonia. She is part of an artists collaborative, “The Water Group,” with Meredith Morten, Joanne Rice and Ean White. Novotny-Jones is on the faculty of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and lead artist educator at City Stage Co. She is a recipient of a 2000 Tanne Foundation Artist Award. In 2001, she was awarded an Emerging Artist/Humanitarian Fellowship from the Boston Cultural Council.
Vela Phelan has been enchanted with myth, magic, religion, and transformation for all his life. Vela was born in St. Domingo, Dominican Rep and has lived abroad in Venezuela, Mexico, and the US. He received an Associate’s degree in photography in La Escuela Activa de Fotografia, Mexico City, 1995 and has worked in photography, performance art, and mix media sculpture for over eight years. His work has been shown in Mexico, Alabama, Cape Cod, and Boston. Vela believes in magnifying the energy and spirit in objects and actions and has combined those two elements in both his performance art and his sculpture. He is currently living in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Alice Vogler received her BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland Oregon in 1998 and received her MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston Massachusetts in 2002. Vogler has been actively showing her work for the last eight years. Her work centers on healing processes that exist in people’s lives and her own. She is interested in investigating what heals: the process, the object, or the ritual. The viewer is always an essential element in her work whether in her performances or installations. She is currently living in Dorchester, Massachusetts with her husband Vela and has been the Art Director at the Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea for the last three years.