self-portrait

video, 10 minutes

The personal is the political. Beginning in a textual dialog on the ideas of “cool” and language, the video transitions into the archetypal anti-heroic figure of the pirate. In a many layered video, it touches upon themes of otherness; being a woman, being of the “New World” with a lineage of inevitable fractured identities and the ability to reconnect them. Set up in 5 “lessons” it starts from language and representation and ends in the real narrative of a grandmother’s inability to remember.