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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