Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
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Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
Bright is my destiny because of you
       
     
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Who Sings the Nation-State ?

Single channel HD video, 5:53 minutes on loop, 2017

 

By investigating nationalist modes of belonging, taking into account the diverse communities that shape the American nation-state. In this video I reimagine a scene from the 1933 film Zéro de Conduite by Jean Vigo, once banned in France for promoting rebellion, to comment on today’s current political climate. in this re-imagined version girls from immigrant families and diverse backgrounds defiantly stand up to authority and injustice, enacting the power and promise of youth resistance. Borrowing its title from a 2007 book by seminal feminist and cultural studies theorists Judith Butler and Gayatri Spivak.

Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
Who Sings The Nation-State?

Video Still, 2017

Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
Who Sings The Nation-State?

Video Still, 2017

Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
Who Sings The Nation-State?

Installation view, 2017

Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
Who Sings The Nation-State?

Installation View, 2017

Who Sings The Nation-State?
       
     
Who Sings The Nation-State?

Installation view, 2017

Bright is my destiny because of you
       
     
Bright is my destiny because of you

Mixed media on vellum, 

40 x 72 inches, 2017

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Who Sings The Nation-State?

Vincent Price Art Museum 

Installation view, 2017