‘American Airlines 1900’ is a performance I aimed to put all my anger and frustration in triggered from my own personal experiences when it comes to society sadly stereotypically associating Middle Easterns with terrorism. I’m angry because I shouldn’t be having to constantly think about my name or how I look constantly getting me interrogated, stopped in the airport or the streets. I shouldn’t be having to alter my looks because of a messed up stereotype. For both Gallery + Club renditions, I shave my beard in an intense setting for 40 minutes with strobe lights and airport noise