Neither here nor there.
Near Death is a two-night festival of performance art dealing with the “infinitely small territory we claim between life and death.”
Hosted by Fourth Wall Project in Boston, the exhibition is organized by artist/curator Vela Phelan with a mixture of local and international participants.
As a form of art practice with little commercial viability, performance art programs can be difficult to fund. Factor in the necessity of the participating artists’ physical presence, and the cost is daunting. By turning to Kickstarter, Phelan is looking for support from the Boston arts community to make these curatorial ideas possible — and help artists make a small living in the process.