I can’t decide what I want to write come January 1, 2014.
Can you help me decide?
Which project would you like to read raw drafts of? Which craft (short fiction, play, performance) would you like to read reflections about?
The collection of short stories is titled, The Savage Lovebird. Basically, I’ll be returning to my MFA thesis (2004-2006). This collection of short stories is super rough, but I think I can make something interesting happen after having put it away for so many years!
The play is titled, You Will Gonna Go Crazy. You can read about it HERE. I’ve been meaning to return to this project for the past few years. It is my most important work to date!
The performance is titled, The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito. You can read details HERE. I know I’ve already performed this several times, but I think it’s worth another revision and tour of performances. I have been itching to get out there and perform. What say you?
My Friends, I need your help: Please vote for one. It’ll help settle the voices in my head.
A conversation about the inseparability of art & activism with YOU & my dear dear friends & longtime collaborators.
Fortunata Araos Perez (June 14, 1916-October 29, 2006)
I’ve been working on this with a talented team of scholars and community organizers. Please come through. I promise fruitful, enlightening, and challenging discussion.
Let’s get to work!
We made a virtual altar for you/us, Sis.
history-making & experimental movie-watching =
FilAmFest San Diego
Saturday, October 5, 2013 11:00AM-6:00PM
in the heart: Paradise Valley Road
Drive By Cinema (DBC)
an experimental mobile cinema
project of Pacific Arts Movement
Leonora, archive of
a series of experiments in video & performance
Muchas thanks to digital nomad C. Ree for
inviting me to screen Leonora, archive of at FilAmFest.
(read pre-conference reflections HERE)
I love possibility. Even more so, I dig the notion of a condition of possibility. What conditions make things possible? What circumstances eventuate a politics, a critique, a concrete happening? What went down? What is going down? What will go down? What is going down now in our world that makes our future im/possible?
Ultimately, the Critical Ethnic Studies Conference inspires possibility–in our practices, in our critique, in our reading, in our doing. I was naive to think that I could roll up to #cesa2013 and learn everything there is to know about decolonizing intellectual legacies and practices. In fact, I’m still not sure that I understand what that endeavor entails, or if our language around such promising desires simply fails us. What I do know, however, is that I have been deeply moved and challenged by the conversations that I was fortunate enough to catch.
Here is a brief brief overview of some of what I witnessed at #cesa2013: