[ USA ]
'Are You Still There?'
24 hour duration Performance
Open to the public 12.00am - midnight Sat. 4th March 2006
[view by appointment]
5th - 25th March 2006
"Are you still here?" is one of a series of performances
about our relationship to the past, and the search for signs from
those who have gone before.
Marilyn Arsem creates live art ranging from solo gallery performances
to site-specific, audience-interactive events. Many of her recent
pieces reveal hidden worlds that lie beneath the surface, ones that
lurk underground, and those which eventually decay and dissolve
back into the earth. The work often hovers at the edge of visibility,
blurring the boundaries between art and life. Because of the almost
imperceptible images, and the inevitable intrusions of the real
world, the viewers' interpretation of the experience have as much
to do with their own projections and concerns as it does with the
Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, ranging
from solo performances to large scale, site-specific works incorporating
installation and performance. Arsem has presented work at festivals,
alternative spaces, galleries, museums and universities throughout
Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Arsem is the founder of Mobius, a twenty-five year old interdisciplinary
collaborative of artists who operated a performance/exhibition space
in Boston for twenty years. She has been on the faculty of the School
of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 1987.