Laura Parnes: Blood and Guts in Hollywood

work by Laura Parnes

Still from Tour Without End (2015), pictured Neon Music.

Laura Parnes is an artist whose work engages strategies of narrative and experimental film and video art to craft loose narratives of trauma and repressed memory around mass-culture experiences and youthful rites of passage. She has screened and exhibited her work widely in the U.S. and internationally, including: The Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; and Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. She recently had solo exhibitions at LA><Art in Los Angelas, Participant Inc. and Fitzroy Gallery and solo screenings at the Museum of Modern Art and The Kitchen, both in New York City. Parnes is a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and a 2014 NYFA recipient. Recently, Video Data Bank published a box set of her work and Participant Inc. published a book of her scripts.