Pepper Johnson Family Portrait
       
     
Pepper Johnson Family Portrait
       
     
Pepper Johnson Family Portrait

Pepper is a character that grew out of my desire to understand my invisibility as a Middle Eastern American being pushed into a White American capitalist identity. I play Pepper and her boyfriend Danny, their son Sammy is a wind-up Frankenstein toy. They live in a surreal world created through appropriated You Tube footage and Google image searches. Pepper gives birth to Sammy, escapes burning homes and war zones. Then rebuilds their home in the form of an interactive video installation that is at once the domestic space of the family and a platform in which Pepper directs short video's live with the public's participation. 2013-2015 and ongoing