Friday, July 15, 2011

Red Rover Series / Experiment #48

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #48:
Magnetic Affinities & Altered Relations

7pm / doors lock 7:30

Jai Arun Ravine
Zihan Loo
Marissa Perel
Oli Rodriguez

An evening of text-based performance, sound and video works that channel haunting discontinuities between identity, place, desire and visibility. Guest curated by Marissa Perel.

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4

logistics --
near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

JAI ARUN RAVINE is a Thai American inter-media artist. Ze is the author of the chapbook "Is This January" (Corollary Press, 2010), "The Spiderboi Files" and a full-length book of poems forthcoming from Tinfish Press. Hir short experimental film on Thai trans-masculinities, "Tom/Trans/Thai," recently exhibited at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand. A Kundiman fellow, their poetry, essays, reviews and visual art have appeared in Drunken Boat, Lantern Review, Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement, TinFish 18, Delirious Hem and Galatea Resurrects, among others. Find Jai online at

ZIHAN LOO is a moving-image, performance and installation artist raised in Singapore and currently based in Chicago. He received a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. His films have been screened in various film festivals including AFI Fest (L.A.), Pusan International Film Festival, Newfest (New York City) and Frameline (San Francisco). He has had recent exhibitions and showings at NEXT / Art Chicago, Zhou B Art Center and Defibrillator. He is the recipient of a James Nelson Raymond Fellowship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

MARISSA PEREL is a performance artist, writer and independent curator. Her work has shown internationally at such venues as MCA and Links Hall, Chicago, Dance Theater Workshop, NY and the D.I.V.O Institute, Czech Republic. Her exhibition, “For a long time all I could do was surrender” will open at Spoke Gallery on July 23. She is curator of the group show “SPLAY” at Roxaboxen Exhibitions, August 26-Sept.18. Perel’s writing is in the Art21 Blog, Bad at Sports, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Art Magazine and Tarpaulin Sky Literary Journal. She received her M.F.A from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and B.A. from Naropa University.

OLI RODRIGUEZ is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, photography and performance. His projects conceptually intersect and dialogue within consent, queerness, childhood and sexuality. Oli has screened, performed, lectured, curated and exhibited at institutions and museums such as, Schwarzer Kanal, Berlin, Germany, Smart Museum, University of Chicago, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL, X Initiative Gallery, New York, NY, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, The Swimming Pool Project, Chicago, IL and Nightingale, Chicago, IL. Currently, he is a part of the Photography Department faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his BA from DePaul University and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

RED ROVER SERIES is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. The series was founded in 2005 by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin.