To Build a World of Language (2023)

A mixed-media manananggal, a Filipinx monster who passes as a woman by day. By night its torso splits from its lower body and flies, seeking viscera to consume.

This particular manananggal is full of language about how words & sex shape trans bodies and worlds: the sensor-speaker in their forehead tells a t4t secret to an approaching confidant, and their guts contain gruesome metabolized fetishizing comments from online erotica.



Arduino with ultrasonic distance sensor and Adafruit Audio FX Mini, casting, papier-mâché, plotter and hand drawing, handbuilding, sewing.