Growing Up Linda, Transmodern, Baltimore

  • Marsian De Lellis, Aaron Barlow, 14Karat Cabaret, Baltimore, 2011

On Friday, April 29th, 2011, I performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment from Growing Up Linda in which a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past.  The performance was at 14Karat Cabaret as part of Transmodern Festival in Baltimore.


In Fudgie’s Death, table-top pop-up books transform into full-screen cinema when a noir detective spies on Linda Carvel in an attempt to rescue her from frosting, substance abuse and Fudgie the Whale. But can Linda save herself?

I wrote Fudgie’s Death with P.J. McWhiskers and Joel Egger. Korean paper engineer, Eugean Seo constructed pop-up books sourced from my hand drawn storyboards. Rachel Weir designed costumes with specialty corseting by Lee Vargas Perez and Hunter Wells.  Kari Rae Seekons created the dynamic sound design. Aaron Barlow provided live video feed.


Travesty at Hand: Poupées,Toupees and Dummies was an evening of puppet/master manipulations, featuring film, performance, digital device, high drag, low drag, hand-cranks and puppets at 14Karat Cabaret, a venue that presents performance, music, dance, film and video.

Friday, April 29th, 2011
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14Karat Cabaret
218 West Saratoga St.
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201

The 14Karat Cabaret is an ongoing series of casual performances, music, dance, film and video in an informal nightclub setting. The 14KtCabaret is a non-profit, artist-run program of Maryland Art Place locted at 218 West.Saratoga Street in downtown Baltimore, 21201 and is wheelchair accessible. The Cabaret is supported by public admission and in-kind contributions of local businesses.

Marsian De Lellis, Calgary, 2011, photo: Sean Dennie


Travesty curators, Valeska Populoh and Laure Drogoul, sought out work that addressed the dis-embodied/rearranged, the estranged/deranged, the fragmented, and extended body object in all its splendor.

2009 2010 2011 Object/Fetish Artist Talk, Baltimore

The Transmodern Festival is an annual weekend of performance art, music, installation, lectures and video in Baltimore. In conjunction with the performance, I also lectured at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in the Fiber Department and presented my multi-media artist-talk Object/Fetish at the H&H Building.


Urbanite, April 27, 2011

City Paper, April 27, 2011
City Paper, December 14, 2011