Browsing: Jed Speare

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Listening to Jed Speare (1954-2016)

When Jed Speare died earlier this spring, Boston’s experimental arts community lost a pioneering artist, a tenacious advocate, a dear colleague, and an even more dear friend. Jed was best known for his work as a composer and sound artist,…

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‘this moment: missives from another world’

A collection of performance art photography spanning decades, the book ‘this moment: missives from another world’ provides a unique insight into the history of performance art in Boston, Massachusetts and beyond through the perceptive lens of artist Bob Raymond. Performance…

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CONTAMINATE II @ MIDWAY STUDIOS

By JED SPEARE It has been noted here in past pages by Natalie Loveless that a regeneration of performance art is taking place in Boston. Artists and organizers such as Test Performance Art Event and The Present Tense formed their…

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A SOUND MEMORIAL

By JED SPEARE Print this article When Pope John Paul II died , there sounded in the city of Warsaw the air-raid, civil defense siren for over one minute. I lost count of how many iterations there were, perhaps fifteen.…