Grant Summary
Artist Statement
Employing meticulous autobiographical research, I work between live performance, video installation, and writing. Stylistically, I pull from corporate self-betterment programs, documentary filmmaking, and new media to simulate how images of brown bodies are circulated and controlled. My video-essays unpack more nuanced issues of access, identity formation, assimilation, and images to rethink history and identify the fictions that govern contemporary life and speculative futures.
  • 319 N Clinton Ave 2018, Mev Luna, HD video, archival print. Courtesy of the artist.

  • This Skin is a House 2017, Mev Luna, HD video projection. Courtesy of the artist.

  • Fact Checking My Father 2017, Mev Luna, Lecture-performance presented at SFMOMA as part of the UC Berkeley / Stanford University Symposium–Not at Home: Migration, Pilgrimage and Displacement in Art, Design, and Visual Culture. Courtesy of the artist.

  • 6X Circuit in Desert Tan / – chances are we heard them the first time 2018, Mev Luna, 4K video. Courtesy of the artist.