I’m Saying It Because It’s True

Four-channel installation, the centerpiece of which is a 12 min video, in which my mother and I rehearse Rick Blaine’s monologue addressed to Ilsa from Michael Curtiz’ Hollywood classic Casablanca. In playing with and against this iconic break up speech, we reveal the complexities of our relationship as mother and daughter, actor and director, along with the larger narratives of immigration, class, and debt reflected in our bodies in front of the camera.