Thursday, September 27, 2007

What the show is all about...

“Intertwined” asks if it is possible for individuals to survive in the same place, despite different histories. The installation specifically concentrates on migration and community building, creating a string of stories where matters of race and class become embedded within a larger nest. This project uses visual art and poetry to invite Third Ward to critically participate in the installation. As a result, this site-specific work documents the change within this space, and the unwritten stories of those who live here. This installation hopes that Third Ward will take ownership of this creative process, and redefine the role of the community and individuals have within efforts to initiate dialogue in areas affected by various forms of integration and cohabitation.

Hy Jiny Ung and Hanalei Ramos for Project Rowhouses

Quick Bio

Hanalei Ramos is a very nice person and a stereotypical aquarius. FACT: while it is a common misconception that “aquarius, the water bearer” is a water sign, it is not. It is actually an air sign! Other than that, she is a proud founding member of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment, a mass-based organization for Filipinas in the NYC area. Hanalei has also toured around the country as a performer and is the author of Foiled Stars, Letters to Martha, and the one-woman show, Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence Against Women I Know. Hanalei currently lives and works in her native Jersey City, NJ. For more information about her, please visit

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