About This Artist

A photograph of a building

Image Description: A photograph of the top part of a building through a worm’s-eye view. The multi-family apartment building has 3 units side by side, and in the picture 2 stories are visible. In front of the building, the top part of a street lamp can be seen. Behind the building, a gray sky.

We are a group of East, Southeast, and South Asian diasporic movers, makers, and settlers on Ramaytush and Chochenyo Ohlone land. What brought us together is a shared desire to unlearn and resist Asian settler colonialism on Turtle Island. We aspire to be an open and porous community–we want to build relationships with you.


Unsettled/Soiled Group is led by June Yuen Ting and features collaborators:

• Dilpreet Anand

• Emily Engelking-Rappeport

• Cristina M. Ibarra

• Ye Qing Jiang

• John-Mario Sevilla

• Tashi Tamate Weiss


June Yuen Ting(he/she/they) dreams of another world that the confines of colonial capitalist modernity cannot hold. June dances, organizes, agitates, and grieves. They want for all those who survived the violence of western imperialism and white supremacy a fighting chance of loving one another against the colonial imperative of heteropatriarchy.


Collaborator bios coming soon!


About this Project

Part immersive theater and part community gathering, Dwelling for Unsettling interrogates and resists the entanglement of the diasporic and the settler colonial for Asian diasporic communities on Turtle Island. Incorporating performance altars, embodied testimonies, public rituals, and audio-visual installations, Dwelling for Unsettling attends to the stakes of embodiment in a settler colony—How have we inherited settler colonialism in our bodies as a modality of moving/being? What might be the kinesthetic strategies to denaturalize and destabilize the settler body and its movement tradition? Drawing from archival studies, family histories, and movement research, this project is an invitation to imagine new embodied senses of who we are and how we move in Asian diasporas that refuse further incorporation into the settler colonial project.


Photo Credit: Google Maps


Learn more about the ARC Performing Diaspora 2022 Residency Performances featuring Vera Hannush/VERA! and Unsettled/Soiled Group

Thursday – Saturday December 8-10 & 15-17, 2022



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Performing Diaspora Residency 2022

Vera Hannush/VERA! & Unsettled/Soiled Group
Thursday - Saturday, December 8-10 & 15-17 at 8PM PT

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