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Number of results found for "Violeta Luna" : 18
Alt Title(s): Interview with Secos y Mojados (Roberto Gutiérrez Varea & Violeta Luna), Roberto Gutiérrez Varea & Violeta Luna, Secos y Mojados
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 Roberto Gutiérrez Varea and Violeta Luna of Secos y Mojados, conducted by Sarah Townsend 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 ...
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): 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 ...
Location: Performed in São Paulo, Brazil on January 17, 2013.
Synopsis: Violeta Luna is a performance artist and activist whose work explores the relationship between theater, performance art, and community engagement. She uses her body as a territory for questioning and commenting on socio-political phenomena. Luna obtained her graduate degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro (UNAM) and La Casa del Teatro. She is currently an associate artist in per...
Alt Title(s): Enterrada en al cuerpo del recuerdo, Buried in the body of memory
Location: Performed at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 9, 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 Secos y Mojadoss performance Enterrada en el Cuerpo del Recuerdo (Buried in the Body of Memory), presented 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 ...
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...
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...
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 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): 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...