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Alt Title(s): Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Location: Interviewed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 16, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
Synopsis: Interview with Guillermo Gómez-Peña of La Pocha Nostra, conducted by Roberto Gutiérrez Varea as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender (http://hem...
Location: Held at Artaud Theater, San Francisco, California, in 1997.
Synopsis: This unedited handheld video footage documents a series of performance interventions with the audience, as a part of Pocha Nostra's performance 'The Dangerous Border Game', a 'culti-multural, end-of-the-century, post-NAFTA, freak show extravaganza' exploring pressing cross-cultural, border-crossing issues on multicultural fears and desires, stereotypes, diversity and identity. The performers aske...
Alt Title(s): Urban revisions (MOCA)
Location: Performed as part of Adobe L.A. Interventions at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California, on May 15, 1994.
Synopsis: 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 pe...
Location: Performed in San Francisco, California, in 2001.
Synopsis: Political street intervention by Guillermo Gómez-Peña (here as a 'Tamed Global Artist' from 'Genoa, San Diego') and American artist/activist Julie Sparling (here as a 'Corporate Dominatrix'), protesting the imprisonment of international border-crossing multimedia performance group Publix Theatre Caravan during the G8 Summit in Genoa, Italy, 2001. A parody of international cultural politics and a ...
Location: Performed in San Diego, California, in 1985.
Synopsis: First experimental video created by the Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo, of which Guillermo Gómez-Peña was a founding member. Some of the original members of this binational collective -concerned with 'border-crossing' and centred in the border-region around Tijuana and San Diego- collaboratively created this video art piece, intertwining footage of the Tijuana/San Diego border wit...
Location: Performed at Magic Theater, San Francisco, California, in Mar. 1999.
Synopsis: Documentation of a backstage interview with performance artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes by filmmaker Ed Morales, along with footage of pre-performance preparations and excerpts of the actual performance at the Magic Theater in San Francisco, CA. Described as a 'high-tech Aztec Spanglish lounge operetta', this performance works through and with Chicano stereotypes -featuring the...
Alt Title(s): Museum of fetishized identity
Location: Performed at Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico, on May 21, 2003.
Synopsis: Unedited documentation of a Pocha Nostra interactive performance in the Museo del Chopo, Mexico City. After an intensive workshop with 15 local performance/visual artists, curators, DJ's and musicians, the troupe performs an 'experimental curiosity cabinet', a sort of living museum where participants exhibit constructed 'hybrid personas' based on their own complex identities and personal sense of...
Alt Title(s): Pocha Nostra workshop at the Museo del Chopo, Mexico City
Location: Workshop held at Museo del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico, in May 2003.
Synopsis: Unedited documentation of La Pocha Nostra's one-week intensive workshop with 15 local performance/visual artists, curators, DJ's and musicians in Mexico City. During the workshop, held at the Museo del Chopo, participants develop constructed 'hybrid personas' based on their own complex identities and personal sense of race and gender. The resulting 'cultural especimens' later composed the perform...
Location: Performed at Somar Gallery, San Francisco, California, in 1998.
Synopsis: A 'political peepshow' of sorts, this interactive performance/installation functions as a living museum of techno-dioramas displaying a series of living 'multicultural Frankensteins' or 'ethno-cyborgs'. The characters, created by La Pocha Nostra, are based on thousands of anonymous on-line responses by net users (www.mexterminator.com), re-interpreting their proposals for 'hybrid specimens' meant...
Location: Performed at the Holter Museum, Helena, Montana, in May 1996.
Synopsis: An experiment in 'reverse anthropology', this performance/installation creates an inverted world where Chicanos and Native Americans occupy a fictional cultural center and the 'Anglos' are nomadic minorities and tribal peoples with exotic costums and costumes. The resulting diorama is an experimental Indian trading post and curio shop of sorts, incorporating fictitious museum labels, racist pop a...
Alt Title(s): Outtakes of Naftaztec TV, Naftazteca: cyber-Aztec TV for 2000 AD
Location: Performed in Troy, New York, in 1994.
Synopsis: Outtakes of the actual live satellite transmission of Gómez-Peña's pirate TV broadcast 'El Naftazteca: Cyber-Aztec TV for 2000 AD'. This live satellite transmission, interrupting the nightly news in an act of guerrilla television, presented the artist as a post-NAFTA Cyber-Aztec pirate who commandeered a commercial TV signal from his underground 'Vato bunker', where virtual reality meets border a...
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Performed at El Museo del Barrio in New York City on March 31, 2010.
Synopsis: Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s Border Brujo stopped by NYC to share his spoken word’s enchantments. Always at the center of discussions about US anti-immigration policies, Fulana’s Fabi Fernández opens the show reading the impossible instructions to apply for a visa to the US, while Guillermo Gómez-Peña reminds to whomever it might concern that ‘we are here precisely because you were there.’ Gómez-Peña e...
Location: Performed at Dance Place, Washington, D.C., in Mar. 1996.
Synopsis: This theatrical performance art piece is the product of a five-year ongoing collaboration between Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes, and a troupe of Washington, D.C. performance artists. Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society and GALA Hispanic Theater, this 'multi-cultural, end-of-the-century, post-NAFTA, freak show extravaganza' blends narrative, poetry, dance, rap, and perfor...
Location: Performed at Rhode Island College, Rhode Island, in 1996.
Synopsis: This itinerant performance/installation present two 'end-of-the-century saints' from an 'unknown border religion', in search of sanctuary across the United States while gathering confessions on intercultural fears and desires. Designed as a theater of mythos and cultural pathologies, the 'Temple' proposes a ceremonial space for the reflection on ethnic, racial, and gender prejudices. It is divide...
Location: Performed on streets and in buildings of Detroit, Michigan, in 1996.
Synopsis: As a pre-performance strategy for advertising their upcoming 'The Temple of Confessions' performance/installation, La Pocha Nostra conducts a series of interventions in Detroit's public sphere. Two 'end-of-the-century saints', in search of sanctuary across the United States while gathering confessions on intercultural fears and desires, take on key politically relevant or visually interesting pub...
Alt Title(s): Nock-Ma: el shame-man meets el Mexican't y la hija apócrifa de Frida Cola y Freddy Kruger in Brazil, Nock-ma
Location: Performed at Teatro Francisco Nunes on Mar. 17, 2005, as part of the Hemispheric Institute's 5th Encuentro in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, entitled Performing Heritage: Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices.
Synopsis: 'Nock-ma' is a largely improvised three-hour collaboration between Guillermo Gómez-Peña (Mexican/Chicano), James Luna (Native American - Luiseno), and Violeta Luna (Mexican). This multimedia performance/installation was conceived as a 'sampling of apocalyptic post-colonial nightmares for an imaginary photo shoot': on its two main platforms, Violeta Luna and James Luna perform warped versions of v...
Alt Title(s): Guillermo Gómez-Peña's 10 psychomagical actions against violence, 10 psychomagical actions against violence, Ten psychomagical actions against violence
Location: Performed at the Ed. de Artes Plásticas (salons 205 and 207), Universidad Nacional, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 26, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: 'Two Simultaneous Performances' was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. ...
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Performed at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York City on June 13, 2011.
Synopsis: Mexican performance artist, writer and director of the infamous La Pocha Nostra performance troupe, Gómez-Peña, appears in New York to perform reinterpretations from his ever-evolving ‘living archive’ as well as new works. But first, playwright goddess and performer Susana Cook delivers a philosophical-metaphysical-earthly discourse on the interplays between life, faith, love, and a bowl of cheer...
Alt Title(s): Susana Cook and Guillermo Gómez-Peña's duel
Location: Performed at Mapa Teatro, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 28, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: This impromptu spoken word duel between Guillermo Gómez Peña & Susana Cook was presented as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, ...
Location: Performed at Mapa Teatro, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 27, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: 'A Lesson on Hemi Esperanto' was presented as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citizenship. As ...
Alt Title(s): Mapa/corpo 2: ritos interactivos para el nuevo milenio, Ritos interactivos para el nuevo milenio, Mapa/corpo 2: interactive rituals for the new millennium, Interactive rituals for the new millennium
Location: Performed at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 13, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
Synopsis: Video documentation of La Pocha Nostras Mapa/Corpo 2: Ritos interactivos para el nuevo milenio (Mapa/Corpo 2: Interactive Rituals for the New Millenium), performed as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Pol...
Alt Title(s): Round table: performance artists
Location: Recorded at the Ed. Posgrados Ciencias Humanas, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia, on August 29, 2009.
Synopsis: “Artistas de performance” was a roundtable presented as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas' - a 10-day event that brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and frontiers of citiz...
Alt Title(s): Unpatriotic act: homeland insecurities, Homeland insecurities, Inseguridades de la seguridad nacional
Location: Performed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 14, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Susana Cooks The unPatriotic Act: Homeland inSecurities, performed as a part of the 6th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in June of 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the title CORPOLÍTICAS en las Américas: Formaciones de Raza, Clase y Género / Body Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender. Susana Cook (...
Location: Performed in Montréal, Canada on June 22, 2014.
Synopsis: Ann Pellegrini teaches Performance Studies & Religious Studies at NYU, where she also directs the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. Recent books include Secularisms (co-editor Janet Jakobsen) & 'You Can Tell Just By Looking' and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People (coauthors Michael Bronski & Michael Amico). She enjoys show tunes.Jess Dobkin is an artist whose work is presented at...
Collection Title(s): Hemispheric Institute archive
Location: Performed at the El Museo del Barrio, in New York City, on March 31, 2010.
Synopsis: This is a video documentation of Barbi Bermúdez and Fabi Fernández’s TV show ‘Tercer Impacto,’ performed live at El Museo del Barrio. Barbi and Fabi share the stage with 158-years-old Doña Cuca, whose longevity has inspired Western medicine to develop the amazing health supplement ‘Hispanacea.’ Doña Cuca opens her shopping trolley, full of US patriotism’s treasures, to have a ‘tea party’... altho...
Alt Title(s): NK 603: acción para performer & e-maíz
Location: Performed at the Auditorio Múltiple, Museo de Arte UN, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 28, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Mexico’s Violeta Luna presented 'NK 603: Action for Performer & e-Corn' as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, struggles, and ...
Alt Title(s): Corpo Insurrecto: Psycho-Magic Actions for a World Gone Wrong
Location: Performed in São Paulo, Brazil on January 15, 2013.
Synopsis: La Pocha Nostra is an ever-growing cross-disciplinary arts organization based in San Francisco, California with branches in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. Founded in 1993 by Guillermo-Gomez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes, and Nola Mariano in Los Angeles, its projects range from performance solos and duets to large scale multi-sensory performance installations involving p...
Alt Title(s): Tania Bruguera's Untitled
Location: Performed at the Ed. de Artes Plásticas (salons 205 and 207), Universidad Nacional, in Bogotá, Colombia, on August 26, 2009, as part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.
Synopsis: Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Tania Bruguera presented 'Two Simultaneous Performances' as a part of the 7th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, held in August of 2009 in Bogotá, Colombia, under the title 'Staging Citizenship: Cultural Rights in the Americas.' This 10-day event brought together activism, scholarship, and art around the themes of legacies, memories, strug...
Alt Title(s): Cosmic blood
Location: Performed in Lima, Peru, in July 2002, as part of the Third Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere.
Synopsis: Video documentation of Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa's performance 'Cosmic Blood,' presented as part of the 3rd Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, celebrated in July of 2002 in Lima, Peru under the title Globalization, Migration and the Public Sphere. 'Cosmic Blood' explores the concept of mestizaje, a Spanish word used to describe the race mixture of Spanish and indig...
Location: Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil on January 12, 2013.
Synopsis: Vivian Martínez Tabares is a critic, theatre researcher, editor and Professor. She holds an undergraduate degree in Theatre and a doctorate in Art Sciences at the Instituto Superior de Arte. Editor of the journal Conjunto and director at the Casa de las Américas and Mayo Teatral. Her most recent book is Escena y tensión social. Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani (Peru) is a collective formed in 1971, who ...