Performance artist, New-York
Performed at Glasshouse at 'Crossed Boundaries', Homage to Rirkrit Tiravanija, November 2012
Elinor Thompson is a Brooklyn-based performance artist who yearns to understand her society's need to be savored. She strives to create work that forces viewers to question the physical and social contours of their environment. Since her 2007 graduation from Tisch School of the Arts she has traveled internationally as a flight attendant, taught at an immersive trilingual school, moonlighted as a wand salesman, sat with the dead, created public love nests and match-making devices, and fallen in love. Looking to her shifting contexts and methods of communication to create the sense of "other" in her work, Thompson pushes her audience to linger in the possibility of a world outside their own. She has presented work at the Grace Exhibition Space, Scope Art Fair, the Alice Chilton Gallery, the WagMag benefit, Fresh Ground Pepper, Live Music Video's Björkball, the Low Lives Festival, SpreadArt and Exit Art, and has performed with the Trickster Theater, AABeir, Non Grata, and the New York City Street Players and Panoply Lab.
See more at EllieEvelyn.com.