Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:48

Coco Guzmán: We are 43

Photo: Mirna Chacin

We are 43

We are 43 explores how everyday spaces may become spectral portals, sites of memory that allow us to voice our demands and communicate with the disappeared. The number 43 refers to the students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College who disappeared in 2014.

Biography

Coco Guzmán is a cuir (queer) Spanish artist who uses drawing, theater, and queer theory to explore impossible and untold histories of political violence. Coco’s work has been exhibited across the Americas and Europe. Coco is currently an MFA candidate at the Ontario College of Art and Design University, where they were awarded a SSHRC scholarship for their research.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:48

Catherine Lavoie-Marcus: 8691

8691

8691 is a collective march that speculates on the embodiment of time traveling. We will settle the origin as a reaching point: starting in Zocalo, we will walk backwards to the Museum of Anthropology. This risky march through the city frenzy will activate a co-dependant pace and vision, inviting our flesh to vibrate with past bodies.

Biography

Catherine Lavoie-Marcus is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in Montreal. Since 2009, she has exhibited her choreographic work across Québec and abroad. Catherine holds a PhD in Art Studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is a fellow at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis.

Photo provided by the artist.

Un-walk

A backwards tour following the route that protest marches have historically taken in Mexico, but the other way around.

Biography

Adrián Edgardo Gómez González is a Cuban-Colombian interdisciplinary performance artist who develops research and relational practices informed by the body, migration, borders, and liminal spaces.

Contraband: The Amazing Doña Fefa

The Amazing Doña Fefa is an interdisciplinary ritual performance, movement altar, procession and Caribbean carnival led by Afro LatinX Caribbean ancestor, Doña Fefa. Part street magician, spiritist, priestess, prophetess, trickster and chieftainess, Fefa transcends time and space to show us exactly what it takes to get free.

Biography

Cynthia Renta (AKA LadyLoreNew) is an artist, community organizer, and cultural equity advocate from Jersey City, NJ, with transnational roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Puerto Rico. As an Afro-Indigenous, LatinX, Caribbean interdisciplinary performance artist, she specializes in performing rituals rooted in the neo-folklore of the Afro LatinX diaspora.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:43

Zoitsa Noriega: Massage

Massage

This consists of a three-hour performance where the artist creates a makeshift spa on the street and offers a delightful and free ten-minute massage to passersby who fulfill specific gender characteristics. For those who do not satisfy these requirements, there is also the opportunity to have a chat about gender categories.

Biography

Zoitsa Noriega is an interdisciplinary artist, professor, and researcher at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. In her recent work, she has developed an interest in questions of performativity in relation to subject formation and gender violence.

November Zero. Photo provided by the artist.

November Zero

A hand-painted streetcar with the insignia "Cero de Noviembre" (November Zero) broadcasts a poem inviting the public to a series of battles where our history confronts itself in Iguala, Guerrero. The poem is a mashup of Nezahualcoyotl’s poems and part of the Mexican national anthem that mentions Iguala, up tempo-ed to the beat of a rodeo ad.

Biographies

Rodrigo Hernandez Gomez is an artist from Ajusco, near Xitle. He is of Nahua descent and is currently making work in Canada, Italy, and Scotland.

Saul Sandoval Villanueva is an artist enrolled in the Masters program at the UNAM School of Arts and Design, where he is developing a project on research and artistic production.

The Working Virgin

Join us to witness the advent of a new model woman. Be part of this durational performance where the one and only Virgin of Guadalupe will embody the working woman and read from her most recent manifestos. She marches, poses, and plays with objects. Look for her on the street, dressed as usual.

Biography

Polina Porras Sivolobova is a Russian-Mexican artist who explores the creation of narrative using syncretism, female iconography, faith, technology, and nature. She performed at the 2017 Venice Biennale and has received support from El Museo del Barrio and the Mexican Ministry of Culture. She is an alumna of EMERGENYC. Polina lives in New York City.

Cualquiera! Cualquier cosa sobre todo en mi. Photo provided by the artist.

Cualquiera! Cualquier cosa sobre todo en mi

The performance Cualquiera! Cualquier cosa sobre todo en mi is the space of encounter between the languages of dance, textual manifiestos, and drag queen art. In this territory of crossover, I play with revenge and offer pleasure as a poetic-aesthetics of creative resistance against heterosexist and racist systems.

Biography

Maria Tuti Luisão is a performer, drag queen, and Masters student in Dance at the Universidade Federal da Bahia. Luisão’s recent performance, Cualquiera! Cualquier cosa sobre todo en mi, was shown at the II Trans-In-Corporados international seminar at the Museu de Arte do Rio, and at Mostra Devires, held at the Goethe-Institut in Salvador, Bahía.

24th Pubic Debate/Desnudo Àgora

2016: media-legislative-parliamentary coup in Brazil, ERRO carries out the 23rd Public Debate/Jogo Àgora.

2019: Encuentro, ERRO proposes a self-parody - 24th Pubic Debate/Desnudo Àgora. Dressed or undressed, debating in a public square, stripped bare, talking politics or stripping politics bare, in a pubic and still public space.

Biography

ERRO Grupo is a collective based in Florianópolis, Brazil that explores art as an intervention into everyday life, using the street as a field of action. With 18 years of experience in street theater and performance, ERRO investigates the dissolution and interference of performance in the city through the creation of possible encounters and connections between passersby.

Talk To Your Legal Limit

Talk To Your Legal Limit is a mobile, performative soundscape. Through an armor of portable synths and a short range FM transmitter, Gambletron broadcasts into a set of radios manipulated by Johnny Forever. The duo engages the transmission from opposite ends of the Zócalo, pointing to the limits of public access by evoking the pirate radio platform.

Biography

Gambletron and Johnny Forever collaborate on immersive, interactive performance environments that explore queer resistance through radio transmission. Using live FM broadcasts, the artists augment public spaces and create dialogue between viewer and performer. Their style merges heavy beats and droning soundscapes with tropes of queer cabaret.

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