Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:44

Maria Eugenia Chellet: Gift Boxes

Gift Boxes

Gift Boxesis a political cabaret where an elegant madame receives gifts from the most important presidents around the world. She opens and comments on each gift box, using satire, irony, critique, and humor. Through cabaret, she satirizes the political positions of each president. The gifts serve as a metaphor to demystify them.

Biography

Maria Eugenia Chellet is a multidisciplinary visual artist. In her videos, performances, etc., she draws on female archetypes, prototypes, and stereotypes. Her work examines the medium of self portraiture and images in popular culture and mass media.

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No One Likes Fat Girls

In Latin America, being fat is the cause of discrimination and violence, especially towards women. A few years ago, one Mexican governor spoke out about pregnant youth, saying, “No one likes fat girls.” His comments elicited outrage. This performance is a response.

Biography

Erika Bülle Hernández (Mexico City) holds a PhD in Arts and Design from the UNAM. She has been working in the field of performance for 30 years.

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:16

GRUPO D3 CHOK3: Un-global Diaspora

Un-global Diaspora

We will walk barefoot along a cartography of the globe, marking traces of blood on the routes carried out by migrants seeking refuge around the world. A group of health professionals will extract our blood using blood donation equipment.

Biography

GRUPO D3 CHOK3 (Yeshua David Hinojosa Romero, Omar Matadamas, Esperanza Balderas, Mayumi, Alec, and Orgy PUNK) emerged in Mexico during the #yosoy132 Movement. The group creates and implements artistic techniques as tools for nonviolent political action against governments that practice discrimination and are opposed to sexual and gender diversity. They have presented their performances in festivals in Amsterdam, Canada, Germany, and Thailand.

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:12

Xandra Ibarra: Nude Laughing

Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

Nude Laughing

In an endurance-based performance of laughing while nude, Ibarra drags a nylon skin cocoon filled with paradigmatic “white lady accoutrements." She engages the vexed entanglements that racialized subjects have with whiteness and white womanhood, and she embodies the skein of race, negotiating the joys and pains of subjection, abjection, and personhood.

Biography

Xandra Ibarra is an Oakland-based performance artist from the US/Mexico border who sometimes works under the alias of La Chica Boom. Ibarra uses performance, video, and sculpture to address abjection and joy. She has been awarded the Art Matters Grant, NALAC Fund for the Arts, ReGen Fund, the Franklin Furnace Award, and the Queer Art Prize Award.

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In Times of War, ENJOY!

They want to strip us of our freedoms, rob us of our vitality, take away our achievements, and tame our desires to live and enjoy. The resistance is real, and we are putting our bodies on the line. We are the granddaughters of the witches they could not burn. WE WILL ENJOY AND WE WILL FIGHT!

Biography

Roberta Nascimento is a Brazilian artist-activist, performer, vegan, yoga practitioner, feminist, Gemini, and feline admirer. She holds a BA in Performing Arts. Nascimento draws upone performance, installation, and video in her work, and researches space-time expansion and the use of psychophysical exhaustion as a tool to combat anguish.

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The Fraternal Socialist Kiss

The Fraternal Socialist Kiss is a performative action that draws attention to the stereotypes associated with power, which are always present in the history of humankind and without the protagonism of women.

Biography

Deborah Castillo is a Venezuelan multidisciplinary artist living in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 14:36

L.M. Bogad: COINTELSHOW: A PATRIOT ACT

COINTELSHOW: A PATRIOT ACT

Join Special Agent Christian White on a cheerfully creepy tour of the FBI’s notorious Counterintelligence Program (COINTELPRO). The federal documents are heavily censored in the name of the Freedom of Information Act. But when Chris takes you beneath the redaction marks, into the haunted underworld that lies beneath, things go horribly, fabulously wrong.

Biography

L.M. Bogad is an author, performer, and professor at UC Davis. His publications include: Tactical Performance; Electoral Guerrilla Theatre (Routledge) and COINTELSHOW (PM Press). His performances include: ECONOMUSIC, ORWELL’S WAR, POSSIBLE PASTS: SANTIAGO 9/11, HAYMARKET, EXIT 11, and A FAIR FIGHT.

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 14:13

DETEXT: Kill the President

Kill the President

Kill The President explores the intersection of dance and military training. Performed by a professional bodyguard and a dancer, this "pas de deux" combines improvisation with drills and maneuvers used by bodyguards during attempted political attacks and escapes.

Biography

DETEXT’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, including: MoMA PS1; Museum of Arts and Design MAD in New York; MACBA in Barcelona; CA2M in Madrid; ARTIUM in Vitoria, Spain; and most recently, the Musée de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains MUDAC in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Thursday, 02 May 2019 14:06

Victoria Polti: Noises

Noises

Noises is a performance based on the use of interfaces and sound recordings, allowing for acoustic modifications in real time. In searching for tonality and corporeal sonority as a perceptual territory, Noises challenges listening as a way of embodying sound. It plays with the borders between what is seen and heard as a counterpoint to discursive registers.

Biography

Victoria Polti is a musician, performer, and anthropologist. She works on musical composition and teaches and researches music, ethnomusicology, and anthropology of the body and sound. She is part of the Equipo de Antropología del cuerpo (Anthropology of the Body Working Group) the Red Latinoamericana de Antropología de y desde los cuerpos (Latin American Network of Anthropology of and from the Body), and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM).

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 17:20

Violeta Luna: REQUIEM #3: Body Graves

REQUIEM #3: Body Graves

Body Graves is a poetic action intent on rescuing memory and reclaiming the humanity of those buried in mass graves in Mexico. Starting from an inclusive, creative, and public space, it questions and reveals the impunity of an institutional machine devised to impede the right to access truth, justice, and mourning.

Credits:
Concept and Performance: Violeta Luna
Texts: Roberto Varea
Music: David Molina

Biography

Violeta Luna’s work explores the relationship between theater, performance art, and community engagement. Luna uses her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. Luna holds a degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro, UNAM. Luna performs and teaches extensively throughout the world.

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