Three Acts For(giving) was an exhibition I curated of performances by Silvi Naci, Bryana Siobhan, and Danielle Abrams held in 2017 at Haley House, a bakery and soup kitchen in Roxbury, Massachusetts. In the spirit of Haley House's mission of social justice, the works referenced forgiveness, rebirth, and renewal. Silvi Naci, pictured above, performed her work, "SALT." In Albania, when someone has been given the evil eye, women use salt to cleanse, heal and repeal the negative energy by throwing salt on a hot plate and murmuring prayers to repel any bad vibrations. In order to keep away the evil eye, one can wear a small safety pin holding an evil eye and a small piece of garlic. Throughout the evening, this service was offered to participants. 
       
     
Le queda un minuto, 2017
       
     
Upon further questioning, 2017
       
     
       
     
El nunca ha sido esa clase de persona, 2017
       
     
 5, 382 días de ausencia, 2016 [6 minute sample], Single channel video, 00:25:31  Integrating an episode of ¿Qué Pasa, USA?, a sitcom produced by PBS in the late 1970s about a Cuban-American family in Miami, with my pre-recorded reading of a letter that my grandfather sent from Miami to his sister in Havana dated June 11, 1979, the video's title refers to the letter's first line - my grandfather's own count of how much time had passed since he left Cuba. English-language subtitles provide a translation of my reading of the letter.
       
     
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I have a question, 2017
       
     
23 Years Later, 2015
       
     
Request to Family and Friends, 2015