It is an action-performance that touches on the subjects of the inner and outer control and restraint of the self and its identity.
The performing body represents the subject and its identity, which becomes an object of imposition and prosecution by a compulsory and binding relationship with a costume that represents the power and control inflicted onto the subjects through socially and politically imposed power and control mechanisms such as immigration and political borders.
This attire that imprisons the body and its identity forces the subject/self will power to be overpowered and handed over to an outer subject - these others (the authorities, the society, the morality, the law, the politics) are represented by the audience and the co-performers in the residency that invites them to play and control the imprisoned subject.
The performance will be a sequence of actions of recognition, entrapment, lack of control and regain of control. This action is a representation in which the self/body struggles to overpower this restrictive controlling outer power, the apparel.
As an artist I am interested in exposing through this artistic platform, The Terminal, the abuse I have felt as an immigrant and a rightful member of society, when my identity is undermined by regulations and control mechanisms within the immigration laws. I would like to portray that exploitation and power that shatters the subject of its affliction.
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