Lani Asuncion

VAGABOND is a project about the displacement from home amongst Americans and the condition of disconnection immigration places on a people. For this event, I have created a new performance VAGABOND CITY, a walking visualization of the present and the past.  the imagery of what parts of Boston might have looked like before colonization and industrialization are projected on the streets and building, and on the moving house form are images of what home might have looked like before the land was outfitted with buildings, roads, and monuments. The shadowy form represents the echoing presence the past still has on contemporary city life and history. The live performance will take place on November 03 at 6:00-9:00 pm.


Lani Asuncion has screened her video work in New Media Festivals with Currents in Santa Fe, NM; Moving Image at Nottingham Contemporary, UK; Another Athens Film Programme with SNEHTA in Athens, Greece that was also shown at SUPERMARKET Independent Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden with Interviewroom11 booth from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Her work has been included in Aspect EZ: Vol. 4, Déjà Vu a limited edition DVD printing by ASPECT: The Chronicle for New Media in Boston, MA.

She is an artists-in-residence alumna of Caldera Arts Center, Elsewhere Living Museum, Santa Fe Art Institute, and Bilpin International Grounds for Creative Initiatives in New South Wales, Australia. In 2016 she was a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund grant from the American Australian Association, and Assets for Artists [A4A] grant from MassMoCA. Asuncion earned her MFA in Art with a concentration in video and sculpture from the University of Connecticut in 2011.

She is a Studio Manager of the Media Arts Department at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.