Founded by Marilyn Arsem in 1977, Mobius is known for incorporating a wide range of the visual, performing, and media arts into innovative live performance, video, installation and intermedia works. Mobius has produced hundreds of original works that have attained critical acclaim in Boston, nationally and internationally. Works created at Mobius have been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
I have been invited to perform as part of the Tinderbox series at Mobius. "Searching for the Perfect Gentleman II" is a continuation of a series of performances that focus on the artist’s exploration of masculinity and sexuality through the notion of “the perfect gentleman.” Through the use of biscuits and molasses, the artist will seek to create brief, but intimate, connections with the viewer. The viewer will voluntarily join the artist at a table, offered a biscuit marked with a kiss, and then answer a question posed by the artist. The artist hopes to question the power of love and loss through the recollection of individual memory and the creation of a memorialized image. The biscuit will then be destroyed, signifying both an ending and a beginning.
The curatorial focus of the Tinderbox Series is on presenting a stimulating, creative and diverse series of experimental work including but not limited to performance art, film, video, new music, sound art, movement, collaborative and interdisciplinary work. The series is curated by artists and Mobius members Mari Novotny-Jones and Joanne Rice.
(portions of this post come directly from the Mobius website.)