Wendell Cooper

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ARTIST STATEMENT

PLASMA, a queer utopia within reach, is a multimedia performance project inviting ecstatic disobedience. Mx. Oops, master of ceremonies, weaves rap, vogue, and yoga philosophy into a hybrid nightclub spectacle. Performed within an interactive audio-video installation, this transmedia work includes: live performances, EP, music video, and a clothing line. The synthesis of various urban dance forms with rap, present seldom seen pop culture iconography; a genderqueer, breaking, vogueing, rapper, up in pumps.


PROFILE

Wendell Cooper/Mx. Oops is a multimedia performance artist focused on the intersection of urban arts and consciousness studies; rapping and dancing within audiovisual installations. A certified yoga instructor (500hr RYT) and practitioner of Thai Yoga Massage, he is also trained in various forms of energy healing.

His work has toured Kenya, China, Russia, the Netherlands, and has been presented in NYC venues such as HERE Arts Center, Santos Party House, The Box, Dixon Place, Joyce Soho, and Harlem Stage. His work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation Travel Study Program, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the New York Live Arts Suitcase Fund, and as a Cultural Enjoy of the U.S. State Department in Kenya. Cooper studied dance and religion at the George Washington University and completed an Integrated Media Arts MFA at Hunter College. He currently teaches in Lehman College's Dance (BA) and Multimedia Performing Arts (BFA) Programs.

www.mxoops.com
https://www.instagram.com/mx.oops/


SELECTED WORK