Feast of Fools #395 – Life on Marsian, Chicago (appearance)

On September September 25, 2006, I was a guest on Feast of Fools #395 – Life on Marsian. Feast of Fools which later became Feast of Fun, is a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast hosted by Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion that showcases celebrity guests, artists, musicians, actors, and members of the LGBT community and those who support them.  This particular show was recorded over the phone on the Valencia Campus of CalArts shortly after I arrived there for my MFA degree.

A typical Feast of Fun program will include one or more of a number of features, including roundtable discussions, unusual news and social trends, LGBT issues, comedy, music, food and cocktail recipes, or interviews.

From the show intro:

Our delightfully wacky friend, puppetteer and modern-day Truman Capote Marsian De Lellis comes on the show to talk about puppets, studying theater at Cal Arts, gender, the war in Iraq and …

Gallery 2, Chicago, 1997, Photo: Jen Roads
Gallery 2, Chicago, 1997, Photo: Jen Roads

…Marsian suprised me with these vintage photos of a collaboration installation we did for my MFA thesis exibition at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They didn’t know what to do with us. Marsian and I drove to the suburbs to get spray paint (you can’t buy it in the city) and spent two days painting this huge room SILVER and BLUE. The masks didn’t work too well, but the results were fantastic. These are the only pictures I know of the installation. Thanks Marsian!