MJR(Marbles Jumbo Radio) they/he is a dancer and visual artist born 1979, in Paterson New Jersey.
They are currently based in New York.
Making works of performance, video, and installation- they often work in collaboration with other artists whose work and research inspires them.
danced like a verb, like an utterance..
MJR classically trained as a dancer and choreographer; their performance practice situates dance as a tool of agency within a politics of place, memory, and survival.
Their choreographic live performance and video works include “Dark” 2001, “Wintering” 2002, “Captain” 2008, and “Systems of Us” 2009 and were presented in New York at spaces including HERE, Dancespace Project, and Joyce SOHO. In LA, he presented works at REDCAT, Anatomy Riot, and LACE.
used, like a sound, like a fist,
Recent, selected collaborative works, include Meg Wolfe’s “New Faithful Disco” 2014, Andrea Geyer’s “Truly Spun Never” 2016, taisha paggett’s “Moutnain Fire Holding Still.” 2016, Johanna Breiding’s “We Love Our Parents, We Fear Snakes” 2015/16, or Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz’s “Moving Backwards” 2019
like a tool.