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Marilyn Arsem (Boston): Gathering Light, Holding Air

Gathering Light, Holding Air  is a durational performance by Boston-based performance artist Marilyn Arsem. Her performance will be a series of abstract visual images as she moves slowly around the circumference of Schneider Island in Victoria Park, creating shapes and images with lengths of different color fabric. The artist's actions will unfold slowly, creating images that are abstract, evocative, mysterious.  


marilyn-arsem sq.jpgAbout the artist

Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, from solo gallery performances to large-scale, site-specific works. Many of her works are durational in nature, and minimal in actions and materials. Created in response to the site, they engage with the immediate landscape and materiality of the location, its history, use, or politics. She is a member (and founder) of Mobius, Inc., a Boston-based collaborative of interdisciplinary artists. She taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 27 years, establishing one of the most extensive programs internationally in visually-based performance art.