This weekend, 23 of the region’s top performance and sound
artists will converge on Acton as Contemporary Arts International (CAI)
hosts is first Biennial Festival of Performance Art and Sound Art.
To be known as the CAI Biennial, the festival will be held at “The Quarry,” CAI’s 12.9-acre complex featuring outdoor sculptures and a 7,000-square foot building with a performance hall and galleries.
The event promises a convergence of top artists from across various mediums and local enclaves, such as schools, galleries and performance spaces around the area.
“Boston is recognized around the globe as a nucleus of sound art and performance art, yet these genres remain under the radar,” said Geoffrey Koetsch, a CAI board member and event organizer. “Our goal is to spotlight a select group of the region’s most prominent artists in these media.”
According to an event announcement, the sound artists featured in the CAI Biennial will include: Evan Ziporyn, Keith Fullerton-Whitman, Walter Wright and Andrea Pensado, Jed Speare/Tim Feeney,Ernst Karel, Reuben Son, BUMPR, Dei Xhrist and BiRdOrGaN, flandrew fleisenberg and Loren Groenendall, and Victor Lois.
While the performance artists include: Marilyn Arsem, Jeff Huckleberry, Karen Dolmanisth, Vela Phelan, Geoffrey Koetsch, Rob Saulnier, Zach Hoffman, Jeffu Warmouth, and Ellen Wetmore.
Where: Contemporary Arts International complex, 68 Quarry Road, Acton
When: 1 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8
Pricing: $20 per day, $30 for the two-day event