Performances

The OG of Undocumented Children

FRI, Aug 10, 2018
7:30 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

This performance by Guadalupe Maravilla, one of the seven artists featured in the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, develops out of his ongoing investigation of the displacement of Central American people. The artist himself crossed the US border when he was eight years old, escorted by a Coyote, or human trafficker, and a dog. To share his personal story, he enlists a cast of characters, including a troupe of Quinceañeras, two singers, an immigrant vampire family who drink the blood of Americans, and the Mexican gothic electro-drama band La Rubia te Besa. Drawing parallels between Mayan mythology and current events, Maravilla pursues a new visual language for border crossing stories.

Guadalupe Maravilla (formerly Irvin Morazan) is a multidisciplinary artist who creates and choreographs fictionalized rituals that merge his pre-colonial ancestry, fiction, and autobiography.

This event is presented in English.

This event has reached ticketing capacity. A limited number of standby tickets may be available at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line will open one hour prior to the program’s start time.


Performance

El OG de los niños indocumentados
Viernes 10 de agosto a las 7:30 PM

Piso 3, Teatro Susan y John Hess

Esta performance de Guadalupe Maravilla, uno de los siete artistas que conforman la exposición Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Espacio indígena, arquitectura moderna, arte nuevo, se desprende de su investigación continua acerca del desplazamiento de los pueblos centroamericanos. El propio artista cruzó la frontera con los Estados Unidos cuando tenía ocho años, escoltado por un coyote —traficante de personas— y un perro. Para compartir su historia personal, recluta a una serie de personajes, entre ellos, una troupe de quinceañeras, dos cantantes, una familia de inmigrantes vampiros que le chupan la sangre a los estadounidenses y la banda mexicana de electro-drama gótico La Rubia te Besa. Estableciendo paralelos entre la mitología maya y acontecimientos actuales, Maravilla busca establecer un nuevo lenguaje visual con el que expresar las historias de cruce de fronteras.

Guadalupe Maravilla (antes conocido como Irvin Morazán) es un artista multidisciplinario que crea y coreografía rituales dramatizados en los que se fusionan su ascendencia precolombina, la ficción y la autobiografía.

El evento se llevará a cabo en inglés.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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