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multi-disciplinary & collaborative arts / performance / film / transmedia productions

DEAR ARMEN

(collaborator: lee williams boudakian)

Dear Armen centers the struggles and successes of queer, trans* and gender nonconforming Armenian women, exploring the intersections of identity, history, and cultural memory. 

A multi-stranded narrative that follows the story of a genderqueer writer and student, Garo, as they study the life and work of Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic Armenian performer and survivor of the early 20th-century anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku. As Garo grapples with the discrepancies between Ohanian’s biography and memoirs, they are forced to confront memories from the past, unraveling experiences around gender, sexuality, ethnicity, family, and the role of the artist. Told through many incarnations of immersive theatre, performance, and visual art projects, this project weaves together the voices and struggles of three generations of Armenian women. Unveiling fragmented legacies of genocide and displacement, the narrative kaleidoscopes fragments of stories that highlight the complexities of survival.

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Dear Armen: The Final Monologue

Short Film / Video Installation

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Reeling Chicago LGBTQ & International Film Festival Official Selection (Sept. 2016)

THE BLOOD BALLET CABARET

The Blood Ballet Cabaret (BBC) is a show that will titillate and showcase sinful decadence at its best. The salacious Ms. Bloody Mary Anne (Kamee Abrahamian) leads a family of dysfunctional yet lovable burlesque, circus, and musical performers dedicated to pushing boundaries on and off the stage. The BBC is on and off  tour (USA, Canada, Japan, Panama, Germany) and most recently presented shows at Montreal’s Just for Laughs and Zoofest Festivals.
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Kamee Abrahamian comes from a long line of tailors, hustlers, witches, artists & survivors. Coffee. Garlic. Prayer. Song. Rugs. Boxes. Rage. Resistance. Born in Scarborough to an Armenian family by way of Beirut, she now works as a multidisciplinary producer/ artist/ facilitator/ storyteller/ student & is based on the Pacific coast of Turtle Island.    
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ALCHEMY OF WASTE

(collaborator: Katie Partlow)

Building a waste-not wonderland:

Redefining our relationship to trash through a collaborative multi-media project.

Human beings are the only creatures on this planet who produce useless output. Socioeconomic praxis of commercialism & materialism have forced us into an unconscious cycle of purchase, dispose & forget. Alchemy of Wastes seeks to integrate upcycling [as concept + material] into collaborative arts-based projects, events & community building initiatives. By taking an interactive, interdisciplinary approach to unveiling & deconstructing collective perceptions of waste, we collectively change our relationship to it.

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Yosemite Film Festival Finalist (October, 2014)
Earth Day Film Festival Official Selection & Staff Pick (April, 2015)
Planet in Focus Official Selection (October 24, 2015)
Drap-Art International Festival of Recycling Art of Catalonia (December 2015)

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A WORLD OF Q

  IN DEVELOPMENT: a soft sci-fi collaborative film-making quest.  

COLLECTIVE: THE HYE PHEN MAG

Created in 2013 by Azad Mujukian, The Hye-Phen Maga-zine is the first and only digital platform for queer, trans*, feminist and politically radical Hyes (Armenians) to autonomously and unapologetically reclaim, identify, challenge, engage & bring visibility to the ambiguous Armenian experience.

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