Photography by Docqment Photo
Courtesy of Cement Fondu

Miss Universal Universe
Performance, video, installation
2.5 x 2.5m

Miss Universal Universe is an installation and performance.  The name of this work was taken from the novel Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn. Miss Universal Universe is an auto-ethnographic portrait of Garcia’s cultural identity, exploring concepts of ancestry, feminism and capitalism. The installation borrows Filipino aesthetics which Garcia explored in Thoughtless Extravagance and Beings-unlike-us. Her performance samples Miss Universe, Aerobics OzStyle and karaoke. It is a work dedicated to her mother and her passing.