Performance and Booksigning by Denise Uyehara
Shedding Light: Performance and Illumination
September 28, 2007; 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles–based artist Denise Uyehara’s recent book Maps of City & Body collects the last fifteen years of her compelling performance work, which examines individual and collective memory through theater, movement, video projection, and light. In celebration of the book’s publication, Uyehara performs excerpts from her works, including a piece that explores Japanese American internment during World War II in relation to the experiences of Arab Americans, South Asians, and Muslims in the United States today, as well as postpartum work that asks, “When do babies begin voting Republican?” A booksigning will follow.