Without speaking with or even acknowledging the existence of critical members of the sex worker community, Performa has ultimately appropriated migrant sex worker organizing.
Banyi Huang (born in Beijing) is a maker, curator, and writer based in New York. She currently volunteers for Red Canary Song doing translation and community outreach. Using 3D printing and design, she is interested in exploring aspects of gender, labor, and mythology through digital media and technological production, while her investigative origins are rooted in decolonizing discourses and Asian diaspora identity.
Learning About Tactics of Resistance Through Southeast Asian Art
After Darkness reveals the multiple ways that artists from Southeast Asia have renegotiated painful histories.
The Many Faces Made from Chelsea Manning’s DNA
While in prison, Manning mailed cheek swabs and hair clippings to artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg, who used them to algorithmically generate portraits.