Collection Title: Hemispheric Institute Encuentro:Corpolíticas / Body politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender(6th : 2007 : Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Title: La Pocha Nostra
Alternate Title: Mapa/corpo 2
Alternate Title: Ritos interactivos para el nuevo milenio
Alternate Title: Mapa/corpo 2
Alternate Title: Interactive rituals for the new millennium
Date: 2007 June 13
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.
Work Type: Performance., Performance art., Political performance., Performance/Installation., Interactive ritual.
Credits:
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Centro Cultural Recoleta, producer ; La Pocha Nostra, creator ; Gray Wetzler, videographer.
Cast/Performers:
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes, María Estrada, Amapola Prada, Andrés Vinciauskas.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 01:04:11
Language: In English and Spanish.
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 Politics in the Americas: Formations of Race, Class and Gender. La Pocha Nostra (www.pochanostra.com) is an ever-morphing trans-disciplinary arts organization, founded in 1993 by Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Roberto Sifuentes, and Nola Mariano in California. The objective was to formally conceptualize Gómez-Peña's collaborations with other performance artists. It provides a base (and forum) for a loose network of rebel artists from various disciplines, generations and ethnic backgrounds, whose common denominator is the desire to cross and erase dangerous borders between art and politics, practice and theory, artist and spectator.'Mapa/Corpo' is a poetic interactive ritual that explores neo-colonization/de-colonization through acupuncture and the reenactment of the post-9/11 body politic.
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