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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...
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...
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Location: Recorded in Monterrey, Mexico in 2001, as part of the Second Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Memory, Atrocity and Resistance.
Synopsis: This video features documentation of an interview with Alina Troyano/Carmelita Tropicana at the Second Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, "Memory, Atrocity and Resistance", in Monterrey, Mexico from June 14-23, 2001. With a great dose of humor, Carmelita begins the interview by giving a brief introduction of herself and her relationship with the Hemispheric Institute Encuentro. She discusses her ro...