On February 10th, 2007, I screened my short puppet film, Jackson’s Private Zoo at The California Institute for Abnormal Arts in North Hollywood, Angeles. The screening was part of the Festival of Mirth – The Love Show – an evening of puppet shows, circus acts, and music, curated by Satanica. For this screening, I performed the live soundtrack with Kate Elouise Mallor.
On September 18th, 2006, Kate Bornstein appeared on the Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast, Feast of Fun Podcast #390 – A Fate Better Than Death, to discuss their book, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws. In talking with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion, they briefly discussed my performance work.
“Marsian hails back to a long tradition of artistic fools, who twist the culture around well beyond the regular artistic way of twisting culture around to a point of impossibility and absurdity that makes you rethink all of reality”
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On August 3rd, 2006, my short puppet film Jackson’s Private Zoo screened at Perishable Theatre as part of the Fledgling Festival, curated by Peter Deffet. The Fledgling Festival ran from August 3rd-6th and August 10th-16th, 2006.
On November th, 2004, I presented my artist-talk at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI to Petra Kuppers’s Medical Visions/Medical Performances class.
On October 15th, 2004, I performed The Adventures of Michael Jackson and the Animals of Neverland Ranch at Perishable Theatre as part of Blood From A Turnip, Rhode Island’s Only late night puppetry salon.
On September 20th, 2004, I performed The Adventures of Michael Jackson and the Animals of Neverland Ranch at Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The performance was as part of Lymphomania, an evening of vaudeville, variety, and live music to benefit artist, Jen Swain who was battling lymphatic cancer.
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On April 17th, 1997, I performed The King of Pop’s New Clothes in the Columbus Drive Performance Space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In King of Pop’s New Clothes, a reclusive pops star’s drug-fueled attempts at being loved through personal reinvention go horribly wrong when his public and private lives collide. The King of Pop’s New Clothes existed as both a live performance with projected video art and as a video art piece that screened at Randolph Street Gallery.
In 1996, I was the recipient of the Art of Leadership award at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), where I was pursuing my BFA in studio arts. At SAIC, I studied a broad range of art including performance, puppetry, video art, sound art, site-specific installation, photography (analogue and digital), sculpture, drawing, painting, creative writing, and art history, theory, and criticism.