CONFESSIONS OF A MASSKARA (2019)
Referencing Yukio Mishima’s novel “Confessions of a Mask,” the mode of diary storytelling is adopted to reveal the performances of the everyday. Excerpts from fieldwork diary during Bacolod's MassKara festival & public confessions from community survivors of sexual violence (posted on She/Her/I’s #DearDiary) are re-read aloud as parallel inner worlds processing experiences of emotional turmoil through text. Within purview of cultural spectacle performing colorful fantasies of masked happiness, becoming in/visible in degrees of opacity, transparency & accountability, plural confessional voices come to speak on one’s agency to tell their own stories behind the seen.
Created in collaboration with Stay Wild Moon Child's eMotion Archives workshop at Figure 8 Dance
Performed at Orange Project, Bacolod, Negros, Philippines