Marissa Perel Artist News: Performances, Events and Projects


The groundhog saw its shadow.

And so it goes, 6 more weeks of Winter. There’s still plenty of warmth to be had this February, and I am looking forward to be bringing it downtown…and abroad!

Next week, I take off for Switzerland where I’ll be performing with Mike Pride‘s 12 piece noise drum band Drummer’s Corpse. Many of you probably don’t know this about my herstory, but a decade ago I stepped into Pride’s death-drone-beat concept where I sought to channel vocals and dance with artist and performer, Fritz Welch. Last year, Pride put out the Drummer’s Corpse album on AUM Fidelity and now we’re off to Bern to terrorize its inhabitants and resident bears.

Upon my return to New York, I’ll be participating in the St. Mark’s Poetry Project Wednesday night reading series with the legendary Samuel R. “Chip” Delany. I can’t begin to describe the ripples of awe and fear in anticipation of reading with this iconic author and cultural critic. I promise to ease all listeners into the perverse waters of my experimental prose as best I can, but if anything, just come out to witness Chip in action.

The following week I am looking forward to being part of the Nonlinear Lineage project by Abrons Art Center Fellow, Sarah Maxfield. ¬†For her series, “Now and Then,” I will be reading older performance texts and recent writing alongside master interdisciplinary artist and director, John Jesurun. I will be exploring the intersection of criticism with poetry and performance writing. I am looking forward to learning something about narrativity from John in the process.

Thank you for reading and hope to see you in a couple of weeks. For now, keep the home fires burning!

Best, Marissa