Presidential Alert (America, Lip-sync for your Life), 2018

I explore the action of lip-syncing as a strategy of embodiment and unearthing through multiple temporalities, using as context the song ‘America’ from the 1961 musical West Side Story, and multiple voices from the past and present, such as the current president of the United States speaking on the aftermath of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico in 2017, Young Lords member Pedro Pietri reciting his poem Puerto Rican Obituary in 1969, and Hawaiian activist Haunani-Kay Trask speaking on stolen lands in 1990.

Presidential Alert (America, Lip-sync for your Life), 2019


ITINERANT 2019 Performance Art Festival 2019

Duration varies with performance