Performance with La Pocha Nostra @ LACE

  • Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions 6522 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90028 United States

Los Angeles and US premiere of
La Pocha Nostra: Five Psycho-Magic Actions Against Violence
April 16th 8:00 PM FREE

A performance by Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Pocha Nostra core members Michele Ceballos Michot (Colombia/US) Saul Garcia-Lopez (Mexico/Canada/USA) and Balitronica (San Francisco)

With La Pocha Nostra super Associates: Allison Wyper and Marcos Najera. Media Artists: Christian Ziegler and Christopher Zlaket. Guest appearances by Sarah Johnson and Minty Matthew Savitsky

This performance is produced by LACE in collaboration with La Pocha Nostra, as part of Guillermo Gomez-Peña's month ­long residency in Los Angeles made possible by 18th Street Arts Center. 

La Pocha Nostra presents the US premiere of Five Psycho-Magic Actions Against Violence. In this brand new piece La Pocha Nostra offers a vivid new iconography in response to the dreams and nightmares of our current times. Through a series of daring posmo-shamanic actions, the artists depict a transgressive re-imagining of our current reality and show how radical tenderness can be the powerful tool against extreme conservatism, violence, merciless corporate power, social media narcissism, hipster cultural sameness/gentrification, and intolerance to difference. As in all LPN performances audience members are invited by the artists to participate in this on-site performance experiment. Versions of this performance have been presented in Brazil, Spain, Greece, Mexico and Peru.