Welcome to Control

An Installation of Typographic Monoprints,
Mechanical Mind Control and Fiber Performance Art by Mitchel Ahern

As many people suspect, there is a pervasive international, pan-dimensional organization known as Control, responsible for cultural manipulation and management. Although the goals of the organization are kept secret, Control has established a visitor center and gift shop in East Boston at Atlantic Works Gallery. There, the public is welcome to view various visual, video and performance and textual works recently made public by the Freedom of Information Act, as well as Control devices including the Cut-Up Oracle of Control and a working Dream Machine Cone of Silence, inspired by Control agents such as Burroughs, Gysin, Oglivy, Maxwell Smart, Martha Stewart and Roger Ailes.

The artist, Mitchel Ahern, works in large-format typographic linocut monographs on fabric, which he incorporates into mechanical devices and performance, along with his self-invented musical instruments. His political/social installations have been exhibited at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Atlantic Works, Galatea Fine Arts, and Gallery 119. He has also performed at The Knitting Factory, The Middle East, The Rat, and Exit 13.

Exhibition dates: November 1–24, 2012
Opening reception: Thursday, November 1, 6-9pm
Third Thursday reception and performances: November 15, 6-9pm