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“Dugô (blood)” performed at the 4th Philippine International Performance Art Festival, Manila,
Philippines, September 2005. photo by Pepito A. Blasco.


Marilyn Arsem Boston, USA

Presented by Western Front
Curated by Natalie Loveless
Invited by Paul Couillard
Western Front, 303 east 8th Ave.


8 PM

Location: Western Front

Marilyn Arsem will be performing a durational piece in the guestroom at the Western Front, designed for audiences of a single person.

“My work has increasingly moved into more intimate formats, often leading to events created for a single viewer. From the beginning, I have been concerned with the unique properties of live performance - the possibility of direct interaction between performer and audience; the opportunity to engage the audience’s other senses of taste, touch and smell; and the question of how meaning is constructed from the memory of an ephemeral event. tics of art is an intellectual effort and deep personal engagement in some area, or simply creating this area.

I am particularly interested in implicating the audience directly in the concerns of the work. I use different strategies to design a very distinct role in the work for the viewer, so that ideally they have an experience that is both visceral and intellectual.” Marilyn Arsem

Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975. She has presented work at festivals, alternative spaces, galleries, museums and universities throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. Arsem is the founder of Mobius, Inc. She is a full-time faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.