Above: SLIDE SHOW of stills from "InGrave," the 3rd Performance of Camera Perspicous.
This performance amplifies the themes of the ongoing installation. The structure of the room itself is a portal through which observations of exoticism and difference are translated into personal narrations of displacement, alienation, and adjustment.
The words of notable historical and contemporary ethnographers discussing “otherness” are imprinted onto one wall (a video of them being typed). Beyond this screen one hears excerpts from interviews I conducted with immigrants who explore the nuances of being strange, external, and outside simple categorization. Threads pass through the “camera” and are eventually drawn back in & inscribed on the clay floor.
 Bronislaw Malinowski, Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, Zora Neal-Herston, Renato Rosaldo, & Paul Stoller.
 Tal Rappaport, Lai Lai Chu, Aprilianto Sundandayo, Fabrice Payet, Parisa Ghaderi, and Reem Gibriel
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