Nao Bustamante

Jan 02, 2014
My upcoming project will time-travel the role of women in combat, by means of performance, wearable sculpture, and video, bringing history into a contemporary context by creating a revisionist reenactment, embedded in an installation. I am currently researching Zapatistas or soldaderas, the women soldiers of the Mexican Revolution. My illustration of women soldiers (fighting as women, not gendered as men) in historical wartime provides a framework to consider our current psychological framing of war and the various challenges that contemporary women soldiers confront.

Test footage for upcoming project, Tierra y Libertad can be viewed below.