What are you? Where are you from? But where are you from really? How do you say your last name? What is that? Are you Irish?
These and variations of these questions are ones I have been asked for as long as I can remember. While sometimes I find myself annoyed or exhausted by these questions, I understand that people just want to figure out where and how to place me. As a society, we've been conditioned to choose boxes for our age, gender, ethnicity, race, etc. on various applications and forms. It's only natural to be curious what "box" to put everyone else in.
perception. is a performance in three parts exploring how we perceive others and ourselves in terms of the racial/ethnic "boxes" that have been created over time.