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Bell, John, 1962- (Puppeteer, CAVS Visiting Artist 2006-2007, CAVS Fellow 2007-2009)



  • Existence: 1962    



John Bell was a visiting artist and fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. His area of practice included puppetry. At CAVS, he also taught the history of technology and performance, and developed two theater productions: Definitely Maybe, a toy theater spectacle based on the science-fiction novel by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky; and Anti-Retrovirals and Water Refugees: A Living Newspaper on Haiti, developed with the MIT’s Music and Theater Arts Section.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Visual Studies records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0664
Abstract The Center for Advanced Visual Studies special collection is the repository of a 42 year history of collaborative and time-based productions generated by or related to the tenure of over 200 internationally recognized artist-fellows. The materials include moving images in various time based media, posters and artists’ prints, photographs, and over 130 feet of documents including artists’ notes, sketches, and correspondence. Materials concern the processes and productions of artists including...
Dates: 1962 - 2009