Photo by Marilyn Volkman and Dan Paz

Photo by Marilyn Volkman and Dan Paz

In my world my body is my home

Performance, garment, memories, objects, video projection, 2012

Live performance in collaboration with artist Erica Mott as part of the exhibition “Art is not Easy: Temporary Lapses and Artistic Translation” at Links Hall Theater, Chicago.

Upon immigration to the United States Yali Romagoza began to explore notions of isolation and mechanisms of survival. In the performance she demonstrates the self-sufficiency of her clothing. Pockets, lining the interiors of skirts and jackets, allow the wearer to carry objects and memories everywhere she goes. In Yali's world, the body is a home.