Photo/Foto: Cristhian Ávila
Given Over to Want
Sculpting the body with tape, shadow-play, and boxed wine all provide material for the exploration between human want, both natural and contrived. The performance deals with the themes of transformation and desire. The precariousness of citizenship crumbles into an image as primordial as it is hungry, both fully human and fully alien.
Nao Bustamante is a performance artist born in California. Her work encompasses performance art, installation, video, pop music, and experimental rips in time. She is currently teaching New Media and Live Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.