Multimedia Art and Installation

 

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Sepia photograph of an artist in creation: “Weaving together memory and nest for the Discendants show in honor of my dad and other ancestors (interactive installation interweaving painting, sound, poetry performance, and nest which held participant’s memories of and messages to their ancestors).”

 

HIGHLIGHTED MULTIMEDIA WORK

In Defense of Magic. Experimental Film Short Collaboration with Poet/Writer Manish Vaidya (Peacock Rebellion). Selected for Mangoes with Chili multimedia performance closing show Everything You Touch You Change (2015) and FREE: Visions of Freedom (2013) at the African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC) in San Francisco, CA.


 

Small Works for Big Change. Small prints with healing messages showcased in handmade frames for Silvia Rivera Law Project’s (SRLP) largest annual fundraising and auction event to support gender liberation movement work in New York City (2014-2015).

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Excerpt taken from Latinx poet Nico Amador’ piece, handwritten in black ink.  Five overlapping bright yellow transparent paint layers are outlined in black and accented with purple and white bubbles: ‘Now morning comes and every time it’s like stepping off the boat in a new place, the moment of arrival when one does not look back’


 

The Birds Remind Me: Honoring Ancestral Connections. Poetry, performance, and installation pieces reclaiming and our ancestry as related to queerness. For Discendants: Frequency, Resonance & Memory Show (2013) at the African American Art & Culture Complex (AAACC) in San Francisco, CA as part of Queer Arts Festival.

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Emerging from a life-size nest to share a poem-song layered on top of the sounds of heartbeats in front of a large interactive altar.

 

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Audience contributions written on paper leaves and placed inside a human-size nest.


 

Alright With Me. Femme-inspired clothing line highlighted by the EdenPride Fashion Show (2013) in collaboration with Show & Tell Concept Shop at the Supper Club in San Francisco, CA, 2013.


 

Resistance & Subsistence. Five-minute film short on the power of cultural production for community liberation, with Oakland-based spoken word poet-educator, Erika Vivianna Céspedes, at the 8th Annual QWOCMAP Film Festival, 2012.

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Still image taken from the end of an animated film title slide: Red broken glass arranged slowly onto a bright turquoise surface into the words, ‘Resistance & Subsistence’