A note from siri: these poems are part of my performance art piece and experimental documentary Salir del clóset. Queer Trauma / Queer Love that investigates strategies of storytelling and futurity for healing wounds related to our coming out anecdotes. the poems are dedicated to my collaborators in the piece and their stories. more info at https://mivellopublicoblog.wordpress.com/
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multidisciplinary artist from bogotá, colombia. siri is a trans, pansexual, nonbinary, writer, performance artist, kundalini yoga instructor, and wounded-healer. their work orbits around the questioning and destabilization of gender binarism, visibilization of racialized gender violence, and the quest of how, being a mestizx from the “third world”, can they connect with their ancestry while finding traces of queerness in the archive. siri uses performance as an art form and methodology for research. their tactics include their own version of disidentification (José Esteban Muñoz), intervening reggaeton music and pop culture with humor and political strong messages, and their version of fabulation (Donna Haraway, Saidiya Hartman, Consuelo Pabón, etc.), imagining the past from a futuristic point of view. video art, visual art, and soundscapes are also a tool to explore their ideas and find ephemeral answers.
with two majors (one in philosophy and one in literary studies) and a master’s in creative writing, siri is currently working on their doctorate degree in Performance Studies at UT Austin.