Off the Wall: UNIVERSES at The Warhol Museum (2000)

UNIVERSES performs a piece at the Andy Warhol Museum as part of Off the Wall, a contemporary performance series held at this museum. A different setting from a theater, the museum space invites a more intimate performance, with minimal stage design, and bare white lighting. The ensemble performs excerpts of work-in-progress pieces, particularly ‘Slanguage,’ a comment on the issues of poverty, family, drugs, racism, and street violence. As a response to these issues, the piece finds hope in the contemporary urban landscape, and believes in the power of language to create social change through collective words, stories, and narratives.


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  • Title: Off the Wall: UNIVERSES at The Warhol Museum
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:02:38
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 25 Nov 2000
  • Location: The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Mildred Ruiz; Steven Sapp; Gamal Abdel Chasten; Flaco Navaja; Lemon Andersen, performers
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