In the Studio with Nami Yamamoto from Baryshnikov Arts Center on Vimeo.

Trooper’s Brother is inspired by my experience going through multiple surgeries with Dr. Deborah Axelrod at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is a breast surgeon who dresses up as a kitty cat on Halloween. My relationship with her changed from calling Dr. Axelrod to Deborah throughout my diagnosis process. My observations and interactions with Dr. Axelrod, her nurses, receptionists, surgical coordinators, and colleagues are my inspiration to create this work.