Urban Revisions (1994)

Urban Revisions (1994) HIDVL

Ritual spoken word performance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes with Chicano journalist, author and musician Rubén Martínez, as a part of Adobe L.A. Interventions. An enigmatic living diorama of a "Vato cultural specimen" is flanked by a border-crossing "spoken word" tour de force, a staccato back-and-forth of poetry, word-play, political commentary, autobiographical material, and performative provocation. This intervention was performed in the context of the project "Urban Revisions: Current Projects in the Public Realm," curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California, and later edited by Elizabeth A. T. Smith.


Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2333.1/n5tb2rnb

Additional Info

  • Title: Urban revisions
  • Alternate Title: Urban revisions (MOCA)
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:37:48
  • Language: English, Spanish, Spanglish
  • Date: 15 May 1994
  • Location: Performed as part of Adobe L.A. Interventions at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes, Rubén Martínez.
  • Credits: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, director, producer ; La Pocha Nostra, producer ; MOCA, producer ; part of Adobe L.A. Interventions, producer ; Alexandra Moctezuma, videographer.