Nature of Nomenclature and The Package Tour
Through an artist residency at the Subterranean Arthouse in Berkeley, CA, we have created a collaborative evening of queer performance, dance, video projection, storytelling and more! Get the details at IndieGoGo, Facebook and Brownpapertickets !
A brief description of the piece I will be presenting is as follows:
JAI ARUN RAVINE: THE PACKAGE TOUR investigates renaming as it relates to consuming, integrating, reclaiming and rewriting gender and cultural signifiers. I renamed myself to affirm the process of accessing a more legible, authentic me, a process that involves reclaiming trans-masculinity inclusive of Thainess, and Thainess inclusive of trans-masculinity. I explore the ways I consume my identity (bubble tea, T-pop, YouTube, half-Thai pop stars, white rice) and how this consumption interacts with practices of tourism. This is the Airport set of the Karaoke Music Video shot from the Quickly Open-Top Sight-Seeing Bus operated by the Travel Agency inside a Goodwill in West Virginia that will transport me to the Mountain Village of my name in a Package Tour.
Original Text and Choreography by Jai Arun Ravine
Video Projection by Jorrit Poelen