Rights of a Human

A video by Nancy Volante

I am interested in investigating and asking questions that initiate conversation and provoke thought around human rights, belonging, identity and philosophy. Why? Because I believe through conversation we make deep connections, create community with insiders and outsiders, open hearts, and change perceptions. To me this is a way of blurring the lines between art and life creating a place of artistic self-expression using ones surroundings, natural abilities, and common people. For me this is theater in the moment, which I think can be heightened to create social and political change.  

 
Rights of a Human is a video that I did in my fourth semester at Goddard College. Rights of a Human weaves three different women’s stories and voices together to reflect human rights, a sense of belonging, and philosophies of life.  I investigate questions such as what life might look like with the help of outsiders in creating a sense of belonging, and whether perceptions hinder or embrace a sense of belonging.
I am intrigued by places that have history; places with an energy that bestow us a sense of transformation and edge that embraces a diverse existence, thus fostering a sense of belonging and identity. I do believe that voice furthers our integration of belonging because when we are heard we feel a sense of belonging no matter how transient the situations.
 
Rights of a Human
By Nancy Volante
 
"It’s me yea me
My right your right
Everyone’s right
Be you be me
Yea, it’s everyone’s right
For what?
I’ll tell you
Food
Home
Fun
Respect
Love
A pillow to rest your head
To dream about tomorrow"