BIO

Alice Vogler’s work center’s around the physical and mental healing processes that exist in individual’s lives and her own day-to-day life. She is interested in investigating what heals: the process, that object, or the ritual. Most recently she has been working with the element of anticipation. She has been investigating to what extent anticipation changes how time is experienced. The viewer is always an essential element in her work.

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 a co-owner and curator of MEME Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts that focused on performance and installation from 2009-2011. She has shown her work in many performance events over the last 10 years including: Rough Trade in Chicago, Illinois, LUMEN Festival in Stanton Island, New York, Tremor Festival in Bogotá, Columbia, OPEN in Beijing, China, and Transmuted in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

 

THE ROPE SERIES

The Rope series began by trying to figure out how to make a rope out of cheap, assessable everyday objects. Toilet paper and mason rope were my solution. The action of making the rope took me to a different place. It visually reminded me of an umbilical cord. An umbilical cord that was slowing coming out of me, out of my hands. For the first piece, Fumar Rope, which was in Merida, Mexico I knew that the rope was going to be burned upon completion. I was thinking about it like a fuse. And it worked like a fuse – but it burned very, very slowly. It was beautiful. After that piece was completed I knew I wanted to revisit the action of making the rope. Around that time I was mentally preparing myself to close MEME – the performance space / gallery I had been helping to run for two years. It was a difficult thing to do. For Envolver Rope, I returned to the visual connection the rope had to an umbilical cord. The rope became the physical object that connected me to MEME, to the neighborhood, to all the artists that had been apart of MEME, and to my fellow curators and collaborators.

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