Indigurrito (1992)

Indigurrito is Nao Bustamante's contribution to the many performances that commemorated the 500 anniversary of the conquest of America. The title mixes the term "indigenous" with "burrito," the name of the famous Mexican wrap. In the performance, Bustamante challenged the white men in the audience to go onstage to express their apologies for the years of oppression of indigenous peoples by eating a piece of a burrito that Bustamante had strapped on to her hips. With humor and sarcasm, Bustamante addressed the issues that the 500-year commemoration brought to collective attention. Her piece also denounces how art institutions forced artists to pay tribute to the date if they wanted to get funding.

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  • Title: Indigurrito
  • Alternate Title: Indig/urrito
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:14:31
  • Language: English
  • Date: May 1992
  • Location: Theatre Artaud, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • Type-Format: performance, performance art
  • Cast: Nao Bustamante.
  • Credits: Nao Bustamante, producer, creator.
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