New York City
Chang(e) is based on the life and work of Philadelphia-based Asian American performance artist and activist Kathy Change. She is infamously remembered for her last "performance" in which she set herself on fire and danced in protest to the political apathy of elite students of UPenn. This new work will incorporate site-specific video, movement, original music and portions of a transcribed interview between Kathy and U Penn sophomore Brendan McGeever recorded in 1995, one year before Change’s self immolation. Chang(e) peers into the life of a woman whose mission was to save the world.