Persephone Pioneers: Eisa Jocson

I had the pleasure of chatting with performance artist from the Philippines, Eisa Jocson, who is a featured artist at this year’s Time-Based Art Festival presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. As a Filipina myself and as person who is aspiring for a career in researching gender and sexuality (in the academe or outside), Eisa’s work completely fascinates me. Her two pieces that she is performing at this year’s TBA Fest are titled “Death of the Pole Dancer” and “Macho Dancer.” Both pieces are loaded with questions and thoughts around gender presentation, body politics, and space.

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Eisa Jocson (Photo: Giannina Ottiker)

Listen to our interview here: https://soundcloud.com/luann-algoso/eisa-jocscon

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Luann

Feminist, Pinay, coffee lover, boba aficionado and pop culture enthusiast. Current graduate student in Peace and Conflict Studies. Dwelling in the rainy city of Portland, Oregon but always California dreaming. You can also read more of her articles at browngirldecolonized.com

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