Speaking from the Wound 1
This is part of a collection of manipulated digital images that urge us to look closely at the feminized taking place in the border town of Juarez, Mexico. By revisiting these images, I attempt to redirect our gaze at the hundreds of unsolved murders of young women in the borderlands.
“El Sueño Americano se Quedo Muerto en La Pasada”
This is an experimental video that remixes personal narrative, found interviews and sound clips as a way to highlight the precarious lived-reality of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The narrative is partly informed by my mothers story of crossing the US/Mexico alone, eight months pregnant and with a total stranger as her guide.
This is an experimental sound piece composed for a live performance at Gallery 5 in Richmond Virginia. The performance addressed issue of infanticide, child labor, transnational child trafficking, death in the US/Mexico border and the myth of La Llorona or Whaling Woman. It was a collaboration with John Priestley Liz Canfield and danah bella.
This piece was composed in collaboration with John Priestley and Liz Canfield for a dance performance by danah bella danceworks. The dance looks at issues of loss of cultural and personal memory as a consequence of gender violence. It more specifically speaks to the loss of memory by Philipino and Mexican women forced into sexual slavery in the transnational pornography economy.
This online installation looks at transnational identity and “identity tourism” in both digital and non-digital spaces. It also wrestles with issues of power and knowledge in the discourse of cyber-technology.