Performances by Kerry Downey and Marissa Perel

Image courtesy of Marissa Perel

Image courtesy of Marissa Perel

How do you get from here to there?
Performance with Marissa Perel and iele paloumpis

In How do you get from here to there?, Marissa Perel explores the dynamics of choreographed reading. Situating their bodies in relationship to selections by Gregg Bordowitz, Corrine Fitzpatrick, and Maggie Nelson, through an arrangement of isometric materials and lights, Perel and dancer, iele paloumpis, find ways of assisting one another, exchanging weight, abilities and intimacies. The performance investigates deviation of the queer and crip body from normative senses of time, space, and mastery.

Image courtesy of Kerry Downey

Image courtesy of Kerry Downey

Fishing with Angela
Kerry Downey

Angela Dufresne took Kerry Downey on a fishing trip upstate in Spring 2015. Downey’s subsequent performance explores the relationship between fishing and painting practices. They engage with the layered histories of mimicry through queer, feminist, pedagogical, painterly, and performative practices. Using an overhead projector, Downey attempts to copy Dufresne’s gestures, words, and ideas. The performance brings the politics and poetics of cross-generational exchange into close proximity.

Angela Dufresne is an artist who makes paintings, drawings, and videos. She was recently awarded the 2016 Guggenheim fellowship. Dufresne is currently Assistant Professor of painting at RISD.


These performances take place in conjunction with NO ATLAS, an exhibition produced by EFA Project Space's 2015/16 SHIFT Residency artists