Leonora, archive of (2013)
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
OCTOBER 2013. Screened at Philippine American Community Center of Michigan (PACCM) by Paaralang Pilipino Language and Cultural School and Filipino American National Historical Society Michigan Chapter (FANHS-MI). Detroit, MI.
OCTOBER 2013. Screened at Fil Am Fest San Diego by Drive By Cinema/Pacific Arts Movement. Paradise Hills, San Diego, CA.
JUNE 2013. Excerpts screened at TIKIM: New Works in Filipino American Video (w/ works by Gail M. Gutierrez and Erina C. Alejo). University of California, San Diego CALIT2. La Jolla, CA.
APRIL 2013. Excerpts presented at Afterlives of Forms: a round table discussion on form, aesthetics, and practice. Association for Asian American Studies Conference. Seattle, WA.
FUTURE: Please contact me if you’re interested in reviewing this project for a potential screening at your campus, theater, event or simply for your organization. I am also available to lecture and discuss theories and practices that drive this work.