10 things I’m thinking about as I assemble my new workspace

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1. Is it cooler to call it an ‘art studio’, a ‘creative workspace’ or a ‘mad scientist lab’?

2. If I insist on interrogating genre & form, & I swear by the method of culling inspiration/technique from a variety of texts/objects, then how in the world am I to organize my floor full of books?

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11. July 2014 by Hason
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Megastardom: Manuscript Draft

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This is the first story draft in a series of narrative transfigurations titled, The Savage Lovebird: Stories, Interrogations & Performances.
 
Follow the many interrogations & revisions of this story HERE.

01. July 2014 by Hason
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para sa akin: autohistoria (2012)

4 min. | audio + video  

DESCRIPTION  In studying my mother’s history, I explore the trauma of state violence, ethnographic refusal & the poetics of memory.

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01. July 2014 by Hason
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The Savage Lovebird: Stories, Interrogations & Performances

The Savage Lovebird: Stories, Interrogations & Performances is an ongoing series of narrative transfigurations. Through an open & ongoing process of distribution, (self-) critique, revision & living documentation, The Savage Lovebird aims to demystify the practice of art & creative writing. Each work in this series begins as a fairly polished draft of a short story & will undergo a sequence of (inter-genre) interrogations, revisions & performances. Please support this endeavor by 1) distributing & posting this work & its future iterations to your networks/communities 2) engaging in the dialogue/critique/workshop of this story right here on my website &/or 3) signing up for my monthly newsletter.

Stay posted for the first story in the series!

Design/Layout by Amy Abito.

01. July 2014 by Hason
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Sympathies for Leonora & Filipina: Performing the Filipino American Archive [BETA]

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Mobile phone photo from video shoot. UCSD MCC 140. La Jolla, CA. May 2013.


 

for Leonora Perez, for Filipina Narciso, for our families, for you/me/us

 

HISTORY IS MESSY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MUST LIVE IT.
- Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past (2005)

 
 
Sympathies for Leonora & Filipina: Performing the Filipino American Archive is an ongoing archiving & performance project that explores the story of two Filipina nurses who in 1976 were framed by the FBI for poisoning, conspiracy & murder. One of the nurses, Leonora Perez, happens to be my mother. In this project, I intend to post & meditate on 10+ years of literary & performance works that I’ve written, performed & used to help me & our communities better understand this moment in Filipino American history. Along the way, I promise to take mad detours, perform some remixes & make new archives. This is my life’s work. For the time being, please peep the BETA VERSION of what will eventually develop into an ongoing trans-media relationship between me, this history & you.
 
 
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01. July 2014 by Hason
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