Art Film Performance and Conceptual Visual Arts

Sunday is supposedly the Day of Rest…


La Pocha Nostra

Yet, I had to write a little something about the next piece I’m working on – La Pocha Nostra.

Yesterday, I attended the Corpo Illicito: The Post Human Society #69 performance piece at the SOMArts Cultural Center. There’s a lot of processing going on but I wanted to forewarn you of any photos I may post of the event (yes, it was one of those performance art pieces, photos will be for the extremely open-minded and for a more mature audience only).

For now, I’ll just say this, I’ve never experienced performance art like that. I’ve been to experimental/performance art pieces but this was intense. I’ll definitely be posting something a bit more polished in the next couple of weeks.

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the Executive Director for the Processing Foundation.

5 replies on “Sunday is supposedly the Day of Rest…”

Hopefully, I can provide a write up that does the show justice. Of course, it being performance art, you will never get the same show twice. Then again, that’s like anything, everything is in flux (especially our perceptions) and your observation is pretty spot on, the troupe does do surreal acts that are pretty out of the ordinary. I will definitely be reporting sometime later this week or early next week. Thanks so much for the comment!

Ooo, tantalizing! it seems i have no choice but to keep following your blog now, i’m too curious about all the intense NSFW stuff on its way (and since I have little W i am in the clear). by the way, your post-a-day project is inspiring me to actually post-at-all. soon!

Thanks (yet again) for reading. As I mentioned to another blogger friend, I will be posting a write about about the Corpo Ilicito show later this week or early next week! Also, I’m glad my postaday challenge has sparked some kinda of inspiration. You’re, certainly, a great poet/writer. Hoping to see more of your stuff very soon. Again, thanks for reading!

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