until i can speak my mind, 2009
35 mm film, color, silent, 1:22
directed and performed by Michele Jaquis, cinematography and lighting by Luis Guizar
This short film was inspired by a recurring dream that the artist and her twin sister have both had for several years. In the dream she is chewing gum and no matter how much gum she attempts to remove from her mouth there is always too much still in it. Her sister's belief is that once she is given, or gives herself, permission to voice her opinion about a pressing issue, the dreams subside.