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
An excerpt from my doctoral dissertation, CRITICAL RACE POETICS AND THE GHOSTLY MATTER OF U.S. V. NARCISO AND PEREZ:
Listen to an excerpt from The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito.
TITLE: This is for the mostless AUTHOR: Jason Magabo Perez PUBLISHER: WordTech Editions DATE: Forthcoming 2017 DESCRIPTION: This hybrid book of poems, fictions and essays explores abjection, the superhero, the body, love, migration, and Filipino American melancholia. NOTE: This is not the final book cover. The book is currently in the revision and design stage!
1. The long stretch of 2016-2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of U.S. v. Narciso and Perez. I’m currently building a tour of readings, performances, lectures, & exhibitions of my body work on the case/history. If you are a programmer/event planner, or you know folks at universities, theaters, &/or museums, please inquire, please holla. 2. What happens when you disarticulate the novel from the book? See above, I think. 3. I
TITLE: Phenomenology of Superhero (A Chapbook) AUTHOR: Jason Magabo Perez PUBLISHER: Red Bird Chapbooks DATE: March 2016 PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: An eclectic and energizing collection of poems, essays, and experimental fiction, Jason Magabo Perez’s Phenomenology of Superhero explores the Filipino American experience with a voracious intelligence and an indelible voice. Fiercely interdisciplinary, Perez’s work explores the relationship between power and otherness in American life, focusing here especially on the relationship between discipline and art, ultimately coming to
4 min. | audio + video DESCRIPTION: In studying my mother’s history, I explore the trauma of state violence, ethnographic refusal & the poetics of memory. WRITER/ASSEMBLER/EDITOR: Jason Magabo Perez SAMPLES/CITATIONS/NOTES: 1. Leonora Perez, interview with artist/author, March 2009. 2. I Was Born With Two Tongues, “Para Sa Isangmahal,” from BROKEN SPEAK, Dennis Kim (vocals and guitar), Emily Chi-Hua Chang (vocals), Anida Yoeu Ali (vocals), Asian Improv Records, CD, 2003. 3. Camcorder
14 min. | video + performance DESCRIPTION: Framed by the FBI for murder in 1976, Leonora M. Perez reads and becomes the archive. This video explores performance, ethnography, state/legal violence and historical objects. WRITER/DIRECTOR/EDITOR: Jason Magabo Perez PERFORMER: Leonora M. Perez CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Gail M. Gutierrez, Christopher M. Datiles SOUND/MUSIC: Arash “Shammy Dee” Haile LOCATION: Performed and recorded at University of California, San Diego Cross-Cultural Center ArtSpace HISTORY: OCTOBER 2013. Screened at Philippine American Community Center of