Artists Brooke A. Knight, Mobius and John Snavely will give a gallery talk:

"Cell Tagging" by Brooke A. Knight

The mobile phone occupies a space that is both connecting and distancing. Seemingly ubiquitous, it has become an increasingly powerful tool, functioning as a phone, PDA, browser, and camera. With "Cell Tagging" it becomes a remote control that allows users to dial, draw, and speak. Cell phone users "graffiti" the sound-space around them, making every place their own.


Brooke A. Knight is an artist and educator who has been working with digital media for over a dozen years. He has exhibited in over 40 international and regional venues, including Art Interactive, Photographic Resource Center, Mediaterra 2001, and Experimenta 02. His current areas of interest include webcams, the landscape, and text in all forms. Knight's writings have been published in Art Journal and Sandbox. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College, where he teaches classes in interactive media.

"Variations VII: FishNet" by Mobius

In "Variations VII: FishNet," the primary component is an autonomous networked space in which users "fish" among myriad live audio/visual internet feeds. Sources include air traffic controllers, police and fire departments, horse races, and webcams. The project will also make use of live, distributed input from cell phones. FishNet is inspired by John Cage's Variations VII, a pioneering "art and engineering" performance event from 1966.


MARGARET BELLAFIORE uses personal imagery to create installation and performance. She has been experimenting with a series of drawings, inspired by John Cage, that use chance operations to decide composition, color, brush width, etc. She has participated in artist exchanges in Macedonia and Croatia, 1996, 1999, 2000. Her most recent performance, Mobius International Festival 2006, explores her conflict with the war in Iraq. She has a degree in Biology from St. Johns Universiy as well as the Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Bellafiore has been a member of the Mobius Artists Group since 1992.

LAWRENCE JOHNSON works in a variety of time-based and interactive media, often centered around language. These works range from intricate multimedia performances with computer-generated sounds and animations to simple texts read out loud. He has taught for 37 years at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where he pioneered the use of computers in art-making in 1978. He has been a member of Mobius Artists Group for 13 years, where among other things, he has collaborated on realizations of many works of John Cage.

DAVID MILLER has been a member of the Mobius Artists Group since 1980. He has worked in a variety of media, including spoken word/sound poetry, sound art and experimental theater. Since the mid-1990s he has specialized in realizing some of the more theatrically-oriented works of John Cage. At present, he is beginning to develop performance works based on close observation of the mundane details of everyday life.

Trombone explorer TOM PLSEK has been stretching trombones and our concepts of them for years. His compositions include pieces for ensembles and solo trombone that often incorporate improvisation, technology, and performance art. He has performed with such artists as Phill Niblock, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Marjorie Morgan, and the Outsider Quartet. Plsek is a member of the Mobius Artists Group and Chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston. The Gu series, a monthly performance series created with Marjorie Morgan and based on one of the hexagrams from the I Ching, was selected by the Boston Globe as one of the top ten 2002 dance events in Boston. He is featured on several recording including "Firehouse Futurities," 1999: Rastascan Records (BRD038) and Tautology (005); and "Jump or Die; 21 Braxton Compositions 1992," Music and Arts (CD-843).

"WhoWhatWhenAir" by John Snavely

An interactive, kinetic sculpture that users can communicate with via a bicycle pump. Next to this direct interaction, a web-based, distant interaction connects the digital with the physical. Coordinated efforts produce unexpected structural choreographies.


John Snavely is a Master of Architecture Candidate in the Department of Architecture at MIT. He holds dual degrees in Computer Science and Sculpture from Dartmouth College.

Turbulence New England Initiative II
Art Interactive
Cell Tagging by Brooke A. Knight
Variations VII: FishNet by Mobius
WhoWhatWhenAir by John Snavely