Duty Free Performance Notes
Published in I can call this progress to halt ed. by Suzy Halajian
2017

Commissioned by Kristan Kennedy for Portland Institute of
Contemporary Art presented at TBA16 in Make-up on Empty Space,
Protuberances at LAXART curated by Jess Arndt and Catherine Taft,
Seattle Art Fair Special Projects: Union Station curated by Laura
Fried and Park View/Paul Soto
 

Duty Free
3 channel HD video, animation, color, sound, 9' x 6' and 13' x 10, 30:00 
Ultrasonic misters, plastic buckets, herbal infusion made with Sun Song
of Poppy, Plantain, Gingko, Mugwort, Siniuichi
2018
Park View/ Paul Soto at Karen Huber Gallery for Condo Mexico City

 

Duty Free
Live video essay
Performance, HD video, animation, color, sound
Projected onto 6.75' x 18' fabric and paper
30:00
2016

 

excerpt LAXART

An associative history of the Yves Saint Laurent perfume Opium.
Considering the etymology of ‘orientation’ from ‘The Orient,’ the body may resist colonial domination through perspective, sense and improvisation.
After East Asian Landscape painting and the motif of mist as a point of transformation, industrial humidifiers circulate an infusion of plants related to memory, migration.
A live essay changes with each performance and site. 
The vertical video rejects the carceral gaze of linear perspective with infinite vanishing points.
A malfunction on Google Earth locates Palestine at the bottom of the ocean, a psychic interviews a field of Poppies and a score for a hologram is spoken by the first female Butoh dancer, Hiroko Tamano.