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Location: Philadelphia

Website: www.markmccloughan.com

Mark McCloughan is an artist and writer currently based in Philadelphia. As a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of No Face Performance Group he has performed in all of the company’s original works. He has performed with other artists and companies around Philadelphia, including Pig Iron Theatre Company, Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, New Paradise Laboratories, Gabrielle Revlock, Spencer Sheridan/Public Trust, Melissa Krodman & Kelly Bond, and Jenna Horton. In 2014 he was dramaturge and rehearsal director for Eiko Otake’s Two Women (River to River Festival, NYC) and A Body in a Station. His conceptual drag project Ms. Teena Geist has performed at venues around Philadelphia including the Institute of Contemporary Art and Vox Populi Gallery. His poetry has appeared in Ostranenie, Lines + Stars, and The American Poetry Review. Recently, he authored No Harbor (L + S Press, 2014), a chapbook of poems.

Guided Meditations with Teena Geist

Video works adapted from ‘The Stairwell Symphony’, one of a trilogy of performances featuring Teena Geist. Loosely inspired by Edmund White’s semi-autobiographical trilogy (‘A Boy’s Own Story’, ‘The Beautiful Room is Empty’, ‘The Farewell Symphony’), the performances interrogate the narrative and stylistic tropes of coming-of-age stories as well as conventional representations of queer bodies and desires. Performances have been presented both in Philadelphia (Space 1026, Vox Populi, Institute of Contemporary Art) and elsewhere (The Collapsible Hole, Brooklyn; The Den, Chicago; Whole Gallery, Baltimore).

M | M

An online work that can be viewed here. A collection of texts written from the point of view of various people and objects. By placing these texts in a programmed system that randomly recombines and juxtaposes them, new meanings and associations are formed.


A collaboration with Jaime Maseda and Sarah Ashkin / GROUND SERIES

LUMP TRAFFIC is a site-specific dance piece inspired by the landscape and architecture of Liberty Lands Park in Philadelphia, PA.

Choreography by Sarah Ashkin in collaboration with Jaime Maseda and Mark McCloughan. Performed by Jaime Maseda and Mark McCloughan. Sound by Mark McCloughan.