PERFO SOIR: Eames Armstrong, Nadège Grebmeier Forget, Vela Phelan, and Alice Vogler

Saturday 24 October 2015
7PM / 19h
RATS 9 (372, Sainte-Catherine O. #530)

LINK & PIN performance art series is happy to present:

Eames Armstrong (DC)
Nadège Grebmeier Forget (MONTREAL)
Vela Phelan (BOSTON)
Alice Vogler (BOSTON)


Perdita. Performance at MassArt, Boston, MA 4/25/2015. Photo by Elaine Thapp.
Perdita. Performance at MassArt, Boston, MA 4/25/2015. Photo by Elaine Thapp.

//// Eames Armstrong is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. She is the founder and director of Aether Art Projects, an organization which emphasizes experimentation, performance, and collaboration through exhibitions and events. Eames received her BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2010 where she studied studio art, with emphasis on painting, writing, and performance. She is currently pursuing her MFA at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

@ OXYMORONS, a Youtheatre production performed and created by Nadège Grebmeier Forget for teen audience ; Segal Centre for the Performing Arts (Art Lounge to Cinema Space), March 23rd to April 2nd 2015. Image: View from Cinema Space; Guy L’Heureux.

//// Nadège Grebmeier Forget (b.1985) is a visual artist, independent curator and a freelance projects coordinator based in Montréal. She has organized and participated in numerous workshops, events, festivals, residencies and exhibitions in Canada and Europe. Her performances have notably been presented at Viva! Art Action! (2011), OFFTA- Live Art Festival (2012), Month of Performance Art – Berlin (2013), The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival (M:ST 7 – 2014) and actOral Festival (Marseille/Montréal 2014) with ADVENTURES CAN BE FOUND ANYWHERE, MÊME DANS LA MÉLANCOLIE, a performative exhibition signed PME-ART presented at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery. She was recently commissioned by the Youtheatre to produce a insitu performance-installation for a teenage audience; OXYMORONS was presented 10 times at Segal Centre for Performing Arts in
March 2015. That same year, her research around ways of living performance in absentia was exhibited at the Musée regional de Rimouski and the Musée d’art Contemporain des Laurentides. Her work has been written about in publications including Aparté : arts vivants recherche et création #2, Revue JEU 154 and CORE 2015 published by the Glassel School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts of Huston. In the next year, her work will be presented in Toronto, Québec, Montréal and Texas (USA) among other places.

Vela Phelan
En Ti Confio, º2 Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice Italy 2014 photo: Monika Sobczak.

//// Vela Phelan (b.1973) is a practitioner of collaboration, surreal instincts and intuitive ritualism. He enjoys transforming & altering modern and ancient energy’s into a new unknown universal existence. Since 1994 Vela has been actively collaborating with many artists as well as having an established curatorial and solo career both nationally, internationally and in the World Wide Web. He believes in magnifying the energy of time, objects and actions while blending subconscious with spirit and allowing the unknown to present itself.

Chromobalance, 5-10pm-ish, FLEX IT!, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California, March 21, 2015. Photo by Vela Phelan.

//// Alice Vogler (b. 1975) is a performance artist that lives, teaches and curates in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Some ongoing themes in her work include: choice, control, interaction, anticipation, time, healing, health, offerings, private, public, containment, remembering, preserving, expansion, contraction, construction, deconstruction and the color white.

The viewer is always an essential element.

Alice received her Bachelors of Fine Arts form Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland Oregon, and her Masters of Fine Arts form the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tuffs University in Boston Massachusetts. She was the co-owner and curator of MEME Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has shown her work in many performance events over the last 15 or so years all over the world. She spends here days with lots of little artists at Boston Children’s Museum as the Arts Program Manager.

//// curated by Adriana Disman.

Header photo: Obscures Novena IV. Obscures Adeo, Foster Prize Exhibition, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA 2015. Photo: Nabeela Vega.


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