bits of colored cloth

performance, 25 mins
ladders, 35mm slide projections, glass, photographs, wood, lightbulb, 2013

a playful yet rigorous take on the contemporary notions of what the nation means: diaspora, education systems, and dialectics of the personal and the political. the scale is simple: a minimal stage area marked by three podiums. humming slide projections are silenced and three voices begin to read a script; they are currently fighting for US citizenship. there is a rotation of testimony; a repetitiveness of certain acts. the voices have an intense concentration on the words and dialogue exchange, which creates an intimate storytelling feeling in an intensely small space. political history is provoked the form of conversation––through repetition and stuttering, a slowing of time and action, a pause in which to consider ethics.