In this interdisciplinary video/performance piece, Otalvaro-Hormillosa takes on a multifaceted character who embodies the vato/playmate, the deconstructed lesbian who "lacks," the queer savage, and the inverted minstrel who inverts the concept of "minstrelsy" in terms of race, gender and sexuality. Using the politics of hip hop in queer communities of color, she questions the extent to which Asian, Latino/a, mixed race, and other non-white/non-black cultures of resistance assimilate into and appropriate both white and black dominant cultural practices of representation. The performance raises questions around issues of cultural appropriation, inversions of hierarchy, black/white sexual supremacist ideals, relational patriarchies, racial formation in the U.S. and the way in which U.S. pop cultural imperialism influences racial constructs around the world. This piece was performed throughout the United States. The video version of the piece has been presented nationally and internationally.

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