January 23, 2017
Nyende recalls her childhood in a performance about South Los Angeles' Leimert Park, weaving between personal and public memory
Performance artist Jasmine Nyende works largely within the realm of ephemeral media, focusing on deleted posts from a range of social media platforms as an exploration of individual subjectivity and the shame in public memory. For ALAC 2017 Nyende presents new poetry alongside home movie footage reflecting on her childhood experiences in South Los Angeles’ Leimert Park and how the neighborhood has developed since that time. Her performance weaves between a subjective personal history and a consideration of how public memory influences the construction of self.
Nyende performed most recently as part of the The Hammer Museum’s Public Engagement program for 2016,