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Art Biography Critique Drama Fiction Humanities Theory

Sustenance: A Play for All Trans [ ] Borders

By Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. lab, 2010

Sustenance: A Play for All Trans [ ] Borders, a collaborative work by Ricardo Dominguez and Amy Sara Carroll functions not solely as a play in its performative aspects but also a brilliant artistic and activist endeavor. Through Sustenance, Dominguez and Carroll along with their collaborators challenge both the way in which technology, humanitarianism, borders, poetry, and politics are represented and information is dispersed. Through their work in Sustenance they are able to undermine politics of publication and censorship in their efforts to change the way information is made accessible to both those attempting to survive and those helping others survive. Sustenance is a chapbook/pamphlet set within a play that both describes and defines the Transborder Immigrant Tool and at the same time provides the story/stories that it falls within in and is making. A vital aspect of this play is the weaving of narratives to tell a living story that is still in the process of being written and told.

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