SOMARTS, San Francisco
USA, January 2011
Corpo/Ilicito employs a multi-diorama high-tech performance/installation of epic scale exploring the concept of “forbidden bodies”; the bodies of those demonized by isolationistic policies and an extreme culture of fear and high security. “Forbidden bodies” includes the bodies of the Arab and Latino immigrants, the queer body and the “imperfect” body and through this discussion, extends the themes of It’s All A Blur, which uses performance, large-scale interactive installation, video, drawings, and sculpture to reframe the themes of empowerment and enfranchisement in the American West and the current status of the American dream.
Performed by core members of La Pocha Nostra including Michelle Ceballos (Phoenix/Bogota), Guillermo Galindo (San Francisco/Mexico City), Guillermo Gómez-Peña (San Francisco/Mexico City), Roberto Sifuentes (Aztlán/Chicago), and Emma Tramposch (New Zealand/San Francisco), as well as their performance associates, Dani d’Emilia (Brazil/London), EJ Hill (Chicago), Saul Garcia Lopez (Toronto/Mexico City), Erica Mott (Chicago), Natalie Brewster Nguyen (Manila/Tucson), and John Zibell (Davis/NYC).
Photos: Bryan Hewitt Photography