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Queer Lives

"Queerness is that thing that lets us feel that this world is not enough, that indeed something is missing." -- José Esteban Muñoz, Cruising Utopia (2009)

Queer Transnational Love in the Time of Social Media & Globalization

Adrian Alarilla

2017 Film Duration: 19 min. 30 secs. Courtesy of Adrian Alarilla

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Adrian Alarilla

b. 1986
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Adrian Alarilla is a filmmaker, film scholar, and community organizer. Although he is currently based in Seattle, he moves around and crosses the Pacific frequently. He received his M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Washington, and his academic research focuses mainly on Southeast Asian Cinema. He also helps to organize the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Diwa Filipino Film Festival, and SEAxSEA Film Festival. His films have been shown at various film festivals in the Philippines, USA, and Mexico.

Photograph by Tim Aguero.

In this video study, the filmmaker analyzes the possibilities and unsustainability of queer, transnational love for hybridized Filipino/American subjects. Using found footage, he retraces the story of his love with the research subject in an effort to work through the trauma of ending a relationship, all the while revealing the larger socio-political structures in place that keep them from one another.

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  • Born: Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
  • Based: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Also Based in: Chicago, IL, USA
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    Seattle, WA, USA

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Queer Transnational Love in the Time of Social Media & Globalization

Adrian Alarilla

2017 Film Still from Queer Transnational Love in the Time of Social Media & Globalization Courtesy of Adrian Alarilla

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Adrian Alarilla

b. 1986
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  • See All Works
  • visit website

Adrian Alarilla is a filmmaker, film scholar, and community organizer. Although he is currently based in Seattle, he moves around and crosses the Pacific frequently. He received his M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Washington, and his academic research focuses mainly on Southeast Asian Cinema. He also helps to organize the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, Diwa Filipino Film Festival, and SEAxSEA Film Festival. His films have been shown at various film festivals in the Philippines, USA, and Mexico.

Photograph by Tim Aguero.

In this video study, the filmmaker analyzes the possibilities and unsustainability of queer, transnational love for hybridized Filipino/American subjects. Using found footage, he retraces the story of his love with the research subject in an effort to work through the trauma of ending a relationship, all the while revealing the larger socio-political structures in place that keep them from one another.

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  • Born: Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
  • Based: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Also Based in: Chicago, IL, USA
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    Seattle, WA, USA

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Night Picture No. 036

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 Photogravure prints from film negatives 10" x 12" Courtesy of the artist

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Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis, MO and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY; before relocating to Oakland, CA, where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation Filipino American from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after his twenty-ninth birthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projects included exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and the Kala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions and has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.

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  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA

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Night Picture No. 035

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 - 2019 Photogravure prints from film negatives 10" x 12" Courtesy of the artist

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Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis, MO and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY; before relocating to Oakland, CA, where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation Filipino American from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after his twenty-ninth birthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projects included exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and the Kala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions and has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.

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  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA

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Night Picture No. 046

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 Photogravure prints from film negatives 10" x 12" Courtesy of the artist

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Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis, MO and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY; before relocating to Oakland, CA, where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation Filipino American from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after his twenty-ninth birthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projects included exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and the Kala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions and has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.

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  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA

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Night Picture No. 040

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 Photogravure prints from film negatives 10" x 12" Courtesy of the artist

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Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis, MO and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY; before relocating to Oakland, CA, where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation Filipino American from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after his twenty-ninth birthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projects included exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and the Kala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions and has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.

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  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA

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Night Picture No. 048

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 Photogravure prints from film negatives 10" x 12" Courtesy of the artist

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Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis, MO and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY; before relocating to Oakland, CA, where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation Filipino American from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after his twenty-ninth birthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projects included exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and the Kala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions and has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.

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  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA

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Night Picture No. 029

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 Photogravure prints from film negatives 10" x 12" Courtesy of the artist

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Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis, MO and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY; before relocating to Oakland, CA, where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation Filipino American from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after his twenty-ninth birthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projects included exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and the Kala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions and has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.

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  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA

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Night Picture No. 032

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 Photogravure prints from film negatives 10" x 12" Courtesy of the artist

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Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis, MO and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY; before relocating to Oakland, CA, where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation Filipino American from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after his twenty-ninth birthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projects included exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and the Kala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions and has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.

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  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA

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Night Picture No. 022

Daniel Ballesteros

2017 - 2019 Photogravure prints from film negatives 10" x 12" Courtesy of the artist

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Daniel Ballesteros

b. 1980

Daniel Ballesteros is originally from St. Louis, MO and has lived and worked as an artist in Santa Fe, NM; Chicago, IL; and New York, NY; before relocating to Oakland, CA, where he currently resides. Daniel is a third generation Filipino American from an assimilated Midwestern family. Art-making has been critical to the formation of his identity and perceptions. Shortly after his twenty-ninth birthday he began to explore what it means for him to be a Filipino American through various photography projects. These projects included exploring the Filipino community in New York and New Jersey and eventually flying to the Philippines to photograph the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Woodstock Center for Photography, the Camera Club of New York, Bose Pacia, and the Kala Institute in Emeryville, CA. His work has been acquired by private collectors and public institutions and has been recognized by En Foco and the Magenta Foundation.

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  • Born: Springfield, IL, USA
  • Based: Oakland, CA, USA

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