Guillermo Gómez-Peña: The Most (un) Documented Mexican Artist
A brand new spoken-word monologue
Saturday, May 6 | 7:00 PM | Rodey Theatre | UNM Center for the Arts
In his latest solo work, ‘El border brujo’ draws from his 30 year old living archive and combines new and classic performance material to present a unique perspective on the immediate future of the Americas. His-self styled “imaginary activism” invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship.
Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, Gómez-Peña offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, the culture of war and violence in the US, organized crime in Mexico, gender and race politics, and the latest wave of complications surrounding gentrification in the “creative city”.
The performance features a special appearance by Balitronica Gómez aka San Francisco's super-heroine 'The Phantom Mariachi' who stands against eviction, deportation, and the erasure of complex identities.