Controlled Burn artist Jaffa Aharonov on their work, background and hobbies.
Talk about your background as an artist. What sort of artistic experience are you bringing to this production?
My formal education was a BA in photography, and I also have a background in video, film, sound/music, writing, and coding (web development).
What is your piece in Controlled Burn about?
My piece is a sci-fi multimedia performance about trans persistence/rage/resilience that’s an exercise in imagining a utopian future rather than a dystopian one. (It’s hard…)
Are you working on any other projects right now or something you’re hoping to work on?
How mysterious! Let us know when we can know more! Aside from your artistic work, how do you spend your time? What are some of your hobbies or passions in life?
I read a lot (but also watch a lot of TV sometimes), enjoy cooking/eating food that doesn’t make me sick, bike, make websites, spend time with my partner/cat/friends, work in healthcare, and also work at a pretty sweet music venue/event space (shout out to Moon Palace!).
Jaffa will be performing on Thursday, February 14 @ 7:30pm at Controlled Burn: Queer Performance for a World on Fire.