Alice Vogler

Long durational performance Liability of body. Language of liability (2014). 

Alice Vogler, Liability of Body, Language of Liability. Venice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photograph by Monika Sobczak.

Alice Vogler, Liability of Body, Language of LiabilityVenice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photograph by Monika Sobczak.


Alice Vogler is a performance artist that lives, teaches and curates in Boston, Massachusetts, US. Her performance work centre's around the physical and mental healing processes that exist in individual's lives and her own day-to-day life. Further on-going themes in her work include choice, control, interaction, anticipation, time, healing, health, offerings, private, public, containment, remembering, preserving, and the colour white. Between 2005 and 2011, Vogler has been co-curator and founder of MEME Gallery in Boston, member of Mobius Artist Group, as well as co-producer of TEST performance art events. She is currently working as Arts Program Manager at the Boston Children’s Museum.

At the VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK 2014, Vogler presents the long durational live performance Liability of body. Language of liability. The new piece will investigate liability placed upon places, people, and institutions and why liability waivers exist (and how they change or manipulate the experience for audience members). Thinking about the facets of liability with in the daily actions of both being a performance artist and a type 1 diabetic since childhood, the artist is giving herself four shots a day for 32 years, injecting a substance into her body everyday that she trusts will do what it is suppose to. She is interested in the role of anticipation and personal responsibility when working in medium of performance art, both as the artist and audience member.