1a: not rigidly fastened or securely attached b(1): having worked partly free from attachments (2): having relative freedom of movement

2a: free from a state of confinement, restraint, or obligation b: archaic: disconnected, detached c: permitting freedom of interpretation

LOOSE is an autobiographical examination of how gender expression, and racial identity affect each other when we navigate public space. Conversations with other gender non-conforming people of color are captured and turned into a live documentary performance that also blends the practices DJ remixing techniques and live video mixing. It explores a concept of remixing as: 1) a process of mental and physical image appropriation and 2) a mode of existence and survival, which turn everyday interactions into a creative act. LOOSE is designed to be improvisational. No two performances are the same.

D'hana Perry
Photos Credit Josh Andrus

D’hana Perry is a DJ, event creator and a recent recipient of an MFA candidate in Media Art from Emerson College. Their work explores liminal identity construction, gender/racial performance and self-expression. For more about their other work, check out chubrubproductions.com

LOOSE was produced as a requirement for the Master of Fine Arts in Media Art degree at Emerson College.

*I’d like to thank a few people that made LOOSE possible. In alphabetical order: Alex Hage, Brenda Perry, Brian Friedberg, Larissa Mann, Laura Arena, Lisette Murphy, Mallory Hanora, Roberta Williamson, and the faculty at Emerson College.


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