It’s Your Party Performance

It’s Your Party was an immersive meditation about the people and places that US drones are bombing in the Middle East. I organized this as a collaboration with Arshia Haq, Stephanie Allespach, Amy Alexander, and Marjan Vayghan. Presented at UC Irvine on Nov. 3, 2016, the two-hour event surrounded the audience with sound (mixed by Arshia Haq), while they were free to wander and explore video, both projected and on monitors, consume tea and have conversations largely drawn from news about the wars. Excerpts from my year-long research of our country’s drone warfare were printed on origami papers folded into cranes or planes and given to guests, who were invited to write pre-addressed postcards to elected officials.