Purikura Collaboration with Cara Rose Defabio

This past weekend I met up with performance artist Cara Rose Defabio for an adventurous session of purikura in San Francisco’s Japantown. I’ve actually known Cara since we were both freshmen at Lowell High School but it wasn’t until the past few months that we’ve connected as artists. She’s been a participant and great supporter of the young Queer performing arts programs at Somarts.

We had a great time at Pika Pika, below are the results of our collaboration.

Cara has a performance this month at Counterpulse in San Francisco. She was a Computer is conceived and directed by her and is about how technology and appliances can shape identity. As the official description puts it:

Drawing text from obsolete operational manuals, cyborg feminist theory and artificial intelligence programs, She Was A Computer looks for historical perspective on our current online identity issues. Record players, rotary telephones, and even the audience’s cell phones will be used for this interactive investigation of how technology affects our social selves.

Buy your tickets HERE.

It was great working with Cara and I look forward to our future collaborations f’sho!

Peace,

Rio

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