"In 1992, there was a brutal racially motivated killing of a Thai American youth by Neo Nazi skinheads that hit very close to home for me. One of my closest friend’s sister was married to the murderer. I made a performance work that explored the story with the hope of understanding  how human beings can resort to such brutality.  Through intense and difficult research I came to the conclusion that we are actually all capable of such atrocities given desperate and lost circumstances. I felt the need to lay the lost spirit to rest, and in that spirit I made that piece." 

     - Haruko Crow Nishimura