Private Party

Private Party. Presented at the 2018 Paseo Project, Private Party is a live film about a photoshoot. Conceived as a performance piece for a photographer, two models, and a director, Private Party is an opportunity to witness oneself performing in the public gaze. Live video footage and sound, sourced from YouTube and Taos radio formed the backdrop against which performers of color worked through a series of meditations intended to explore personality, ambition, the experience of being seen as a brown body, and love. Participants were invited to watch the film/photoshoot and to take selfies at designated locations. As a durational, live experiment, Private Party explores the friction between technology and intimacy, framing and knowing, seeing and being.