Numa Perrier – Leimert Park – 11/06/2013

I met with Numa Perrier in her home studio in Leimert Park.  Actress, Artist, Writer, Filmmaker & Designer, Numa has a multi-faceted practice and her work stems from the personal. She uses narrative to explore themes of identity, sensuality and domestic life in her films, photography and large scale installations. During the visit, we watched one of her first films, Judi: Part one of the SKAMOKAWA trilogy (2006). It has toured the short film festival circuit and it’s stuttering, fitful, intimate narrative rises up a cringe-worthy nervousness as it portrays a diabetic lusting after sugar. We were introduced to Numa through Zeal Harris. The two artists met when Numa was organizing a series of 1-day annual art events featuring work by women artists.  Currently, Numa is working on the two other films in her trilogy and a preparing an installation called “Good Housekeeping.” Numa works with Papillion Institute for Art (P.I.A.) founded by Michelle Pappillion.