Blue Bin Improvisations (2018)
45 min. | film/video + live poetry-composition & performance
DESCRIPTION: Mixing experimental video and sound, oral history, storytelling, lecture, and live, collaborative poetry composition, this documentary performance examines the intimacies and violences of U.S. v. Narciso and Perez (1977), a court case in which two Filipina migrant nurses—one of whom happens to be the artist’s mother—were framed by the FBI for poisoning, murder, and conspiracy.
WRITER, DIRECTOR, PERFORMER: Jason Magabo Perez
NOTE: This project was commissioned by MexiCali Biennial & Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.
JUNE 2018. Produced and presented for the MexiCali Biennial Launch at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
SPECIAL THANKS: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions & MexiCali Biennial Curators Ed Gomez, Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Luis G. Hernandez
FUTURE: This project is part of ongoing performance & archival effort.