Sparkle Sparkle Birthday Power Party!

For my 26th birthday, I invited a lot of people over to my house, and asked each person to bring a tub of glitter to throw on me. At the party, I sat in the box and my friends poured more glitter on me than I thought was possible. It was the best experience of…

Workshop with Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Saul Garcia Lopez

On November 17th, I was extremely fortunate to take an 8 hour workshop at Naropa University with Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Saul Garcia Lopez of the legendary performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. Both Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Saul Garcia Lopez were incredibly kind and encouraging of everyone in the group. They always found something to compliment in…

Persona Projects

I have begun a new series of performance art projects with the purpose of exploring the assumptions people make about each other based on the image we present. For these projects, I am I am using wigs, makeup, and costume to present as various combinations of following or deviating from/transgressing social scripts for females, working…

Experimenting with how music affects tone

I am interested in the way identity is influenced by environment- how our perception about a thing changes according to what that thing is next to. For this experiment, I performed a crucifixion on a doll, and videotaped this. I then set the same video, at the same speed, to four vastly different musical backgrounds.…

Mango Reintegration Project

I was lucky enough to take a workshop with CA Conrad at Naropa University’s “Summer Writing Program” this past summer. He designed a (soma)tic exercise for me, using a scenario with a mango, because it is my favorite food, as a unique vantage point from which to come to writing (about loneliness, because this is…

Human in a Box

This is a video and writings on my very first performance art, which took place last March, 2012. NOTES BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE: I have been, and am still, thinking about the ways we take the external world into our bodies. Literally, that is through holes in our body-the places where the internal becomes external (I…