I’m an interdisciplinary artist who makes dance, performance art, installations, and video. My work takes interest in geopolitics, social justice, queer glam, embodied risk-taking, and healing. I often draw directly from my mixed-race Southeast Asian, queer, and transgender experience. For more information, see my artist statement and check out my artist CV.
Saturday, May 13, 4:00 – 6:00 PM | EFA Project Space | 323 West 39th Street, 2nd floor, NY, NY
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Join me for a performance of my solo RUBBERTIME at the closing reception of EFA Project Space’s current exhibition, Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying.
RUBBERTIME is a multimedia solo dance that attempts slowness, remembers the natural, and considers urgent socio-political questions. RUBBERTIME is based on a phrase Indonesians use to describe their sense of time: malleable, stretchable, adaptable. I investigate what ‘rubber time’ means to me personally – an Indonesian who never grew up there. Against a backdrop of images of the natural world, movement and spoken text lays bare the dissonance of being a New Yorker in a rural landscapes. How to sit still in the seemingly “peaceful,” heavy with mourning in the days following Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s murders? What turbulence emerges when the eyes and spirit calibrate to be able to see the chaos, violence, and wild of nature? Where in my body remains the pre-colonized, and unassimilable?