Jose Juana is a transgender man who wakes one morning to find that there is an ant hill in his belly button. The story chronicles his transition from human to ant colony. This is an excerpt from a performance that combined video and dance, weaving together pre-hispanic Mexican mythology, entomologist Deborah Gordon's research on ant behavior and meditations on gifs, trans group identity and the changeability of the body.
Performed live at:
Power of One LGBTQ Leadership Conference, Boise State University, Boise ID, May 27th 2013
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA, April 31st 2013
MOCO Art Gallery, Oakland CA, May 31st 2013