Tuesday, November 27th, 2012· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
CoWorker Projects is pleased to present Nothing But Surrender, a video screening night by Marissa Perel. The featured videos include: 2010: Workout Girl, CHKN GLTR, Ways of Eating Flesh (with Tessa Siddle); 2011: For a long time, all I could do was surrender (with Oliverio Rodriguez); 2012: fetiš dům (with Maria Petschnig), Johnny. Marissa Perel is an artist and writer whose work spans performance, video and text-based installation. She is interested in the body as an event, platform, and projection of trauma, gender, desire and power. In her videos, Perel inverts distinctions between private ritual and public spectacle through sexual exposure and interpersonal exchange.
For CoWorker Projects, the artist presents video works from 2010-2012, a journey of personae from the hyper-femme to baby-butch in performance documentation, collaborative video installation, and studio sketches. Perel's performances have recently been presented at Movement Research at the Judson Memorial Church, Ontological Hysteric Theater (NY), and as part of the exhibition, The Great Refusal: Taking On New Queer Aesthetics at Sullivan Galleries (Chicago). She has presented solo work at such venues as Museum of Contemporary Art and Links Hall (Chicago) The Chocolate Factory Theater (NY) and numerous galleries, clubs, and lofts throughout the country. Her collaborative work has been presented at Chashama (NY) and Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (Chicago) with Katya Grokhovsky, the D.I.V.O Institute (Czech Republic) and Medium Gallery (Slovakia) with Michael Fleming, Dance Theater Workshop (NY) and Jacob's Pillow (MA) with Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People, and Spoke Gallery (Chicago) and little berlin gallery (Philadelphia) with Oliverio Rodriguez. Recent screenings have been presented at Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago) and the MisALT Screening Series (San Francisco). Perel is the columnist of "Gimme Shelter: Performance Now," and editor of the on-line dance and performance journal, Critical Correspondence, which will be co-presented by Movement Research and The New Museum in the RE:NEW RE:PLAY series in December.
Marissa Perel received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and lives and works in Brooklyn.