Lørdag 16. november kl. 19.30
Guillermo Gómez-Peña (US/Mexico) is a performance artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue, and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
Combining spoken word poetry, activist theory, radical storytelling and language experimentation, he offers critical and humorous commentary about the art world, academia, new technologies, gender and race politics – and more.
Gómez-Peña has spent many years developing his unique solo style, “a combination of embodied poetry, performance activism and
theatricalizations of postcolonial theory.” In his 14 books (2 in the works) as in his live performances, digital art, videos and photo-performances, he pushes the cultural boundaries of America still further – exploring what’s left for artists to do in a repressive global culture of censorship, paranoid nationalism and what he terms “the mainstream bizarre.”
In this solo work, Gómez-Peña draws from his 35 year old “ living archive” and combines new and classic performance material to present a unique perspective on the scary immediate future of the Americas. His self-styled “imaginary activism” invokes performance art as a form of radical democracy and citizenship.