Thanks to Mike Brenner for his highly entertaining and educational posts about his time running Hotcakes Gallery.
Up next is Marissa Perel, a performance artist, writer and independent curator currently working in Chicago, IL. She is interested in how the fields of writing, performance, visual art and criticism intersect and inform one another. During her featured time on this site, she will talk with critics who are invested in the performative in their writing, and she will also write about performances that are happening this month in the U.S. and abroad. Her work has been shown at Dance Theater Workshop, The Chocolate Factory Theater, through Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church and numerous clubs, bars and lofts in New York. She is currently working on a performance and video screening for Links Hall in November. The Chicago Cultural Center, the MCA (Club Nutz), Co-Prosperity Sphere and Elastic Arts are among the many galleries and dance venues in which she has performed in Chicago. She has also performed at Medium Gallery, Slovakia and the D.I.V.O Institute, Czech Republic. She holds a B.A. in Writing and Literature from Naropa University and an M.F.A in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Check out her website and blog.