News From JKS Alumn Marissa Perel!

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Hello and Fall Greetings!

For the past couple months, I’ve been in Philadelphia working with Vox Populi
gallery as the inaugural fellow for its new Aux performance space. As fellow, I
am charged with curating performances, organizing educational programs, and
making relevant discussions on performance accessible to the public.

In the research period of my time at Aux, I have implemented two new programs.
The first is Subject Worthy, a public education series exploring the subjectivity of the artist in live performance. Through talks, performances and discussions, artists, curators and scholars address identity and difference as these issues come to bear on the values, desires and aesthetic concerns in the making of performance.

The second series, entitled
Counter/Acts, highlights performance as a dynamic exchange between artists. Bringing together artists working in multiple disciplines, cities and communities, the series facilitates emergent ideas and forms of performance.

I am happy to announce the first two events of these programs taking place in
November:
On Sunday November
3rd at 7 PM
, I am hosting an evening of performances and talks entitled, The
Wounded Body In Performance
to launch the Subject Worthy public
education series.

l will be delivering a lecture on pain, embodiment and resistance across the
forms of performance art, body art and dance. Curator Risa Puleo,
dance artists iele paloumpis and Asimina Chremos, and interdisciplinary artist Eileen Doyle will provide historical, aesthetic and personal research, on illness, disability,
and age in relationship to the practice of performance.

Sunday, November 10
kicks off the Counter/Acts performance series with new work by devynn emory, Jules
Gimbrone
, and Geo Wyeth.

The evening begins with a site-specific sound performance by Gimbrone at 5 pm that
will unfold throughout the duration of the sunset into darkness. devynn emory will
be presenting a dance with Aretha Aoki with a large scale painting by artist,
RJ Messineo at 7 PM.
Geo Wyeth will conclude the show with a performance of his legendary character, Kitchen Steve.

Thank you for reading, please circulate this information, and band together
with your friends to come down for these exciting events.

Best,

Marissa