Can I, Dong and Skim

Video. 5 mins 40s. 2020


Can I is made by two drag artists Dong Ganisa and Skim. Skim (he/they) is my drag persona and Dong Ganisa (She/her) is Romeo Villaneuva's drag character. Together we explore themes of memory, storytelling, and performance through the medium of video. We share our personal stories from our youth about queerness, economics, and our experiences as children of immigrants. Conscious of "Fast Fashion" and how it affects the environment and society, we wear outfits created out of used plastic bags. Dong and Skim perform the work in their home and the areas they live in. Acknowledging they are on the unceded and ancestral territories of Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh First Nations as well as following the laws of white colonizers, Dong and Skim search for a sense of belonging.


Film still. 2020


Film still. 2020


Film still. 2020