_View of Mobius from Harrison Ave.
_Mobius is not a typical gallery space; it is not a white box. In fact there is very little blank white wall space to be found. The most striking feature of Mobius is the window walls. The perception as one walks by is a glass rectangle. Difficult to stage art that depends on the wall as background, yet perfectly suited to art of an experimental nature. Mobius is also the name of the group of artists that both exhibit in the space and collaborate or curate the space to bring a variety of local, national and international artists to Boston. Not surprisingly much of the work centers on performance art, installation pieces and generally looks to a multi-disciplinary artistry. This is my second time showing here; the first was this past January during their Work in Progress series. I had a chance to work out some ideas surrounding performance with my Ox and O’s game boxes. This time my work is part of the Alternative Experimental Flower Show. Perfect timing since this show is running the same weekend of Boston’s Flower and Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center. The Mobius show set in Boston’s South End was introduced in the recent Stuff magazine as the “alternative to quality time with grandma”. A backhanded compliment indicating these flower works were liable to be a bit more edgy.
A total of ten artists are presenting their interpretations of a flower show exhibit. As I sit and blog from the gallery, Ursula Ziegler is working on "banana ariera ecfloresco".
Ursula Ziegler's "banana ariera ecfloresco"
Aithne with her Future Flower Installation
Cathy Nolan Vincevic (right) plants people
_Our host and curator, Cathy Nolan Vincevic, a long time Mobius member, performs a multi-layed piece. Sometimes simply seated and cutting paper flowers from seed catalogues; at times burying dead flowers; Cathy builds a gardener persona and tableau as our show progresses.
Friday night was time to plant people. Cathy invites participants to become buried in dirt to their calfs and then gives them options of different ferns to wear.