Nao Bustamante: Silver & Gold

jp nao silvergold enc14 0010 570px
photo/foto: Julio Pantoja

Silver & Gold

SILVER & GOLD is a “filmformance” inspired by queer filmmaker Jack Smith. Bustamante channels his muse, 1940s Dominican movie star Maria Montez, in a bizarre exploration of race, glamour and the silver screen. This work is dedicated to and originated from an invitation by José E. Muñoz to participate in “Live Film! Jack Smith!” in Berlin.


Nao Bustamante is a multi-disciplinary artist and long time collaborator of the Encuentro. In 2013, Nao was awarded the CMAS-Benson Latin American Collection Fellowship and an Award from the Kindle Foundation. Her art is in the Kadist Collection and the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library. She professes at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Background Information
  • Encuentro Location (Montréal): Concordia University, Hexagram Black Box
  • Date: June 26, 2014
Nao Bustamante: Silver & Gold Edited by Victor Bautista