Low Lives 2
Friday, April 30, 2010
| 5:00 pm
A networked event broadcasted live on U-Stream channel www.ustream.tv/channel/low-lives-2
Galeria de la Raza is excited to partner with ATA Gallery and New York City based artist and curator, Jorge Rojas, for the second annual production of a cutting edge performance event entitled Low Lives 2. The international happening will present performance works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. Low Lives 2 will be presented at over seven spaces, creating a one-time experience of ephemeral works and a new alternative for presenting and viewing performances.
As part of the networked performance event, Galeria will present a five-minute live performance work by San Francisco interdisciplinary performance artist, Gigi
Otálvaro-Hormillosa. Gigi, a.k.a., devil bunny, uses a hybrid form of performance to approach issues of queerness, race and gender. For Low Lives 2, the devil bunny herself will perform an excerpt from a work entitled Big Pink.
Low Lives 2 is not simply the presentation of performative gestures, but also about the transmission of these moments and what gets lost, conveyed, blurred, and reconfigured when utilizing this alternative medium. Low Lives embraces works with a lo-fi aesthetic such as low pixel image and sound quality, contributing to a raw, DIY and sometimes voyeuristic quality in the transmission and reception of the work.
Show opens April 30th - 5:00 - 8:00pm (EST)
Low Lives 2 will be presented at the following venues: El Museo del Barrio in partnership with Aljira, Fusebox Festival in partnership with Co-Lab, Galería de La Raza in partnership with ATA Gallery, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, The Temporary Space, Terminal, Obsidian Arts and Studio 304
ATA - http://www.atasite.org/
Fusebox Festival 2010 - http://www.fuseboxfestival.com/
Galeria de La Raza - http://www.galeriadelaraza.org/
Diaspora Vibe Gallery - http://www.diasporavibe.net/
Co-Lab - http://www.colabspace.org/
The Temporary Space - http://www.thetemporaryspace.com/
Obsidian Arts- http://www.obsidianarts.org/
Jorge Rojas - HYPERLINK "http://www.jorgerojasart.com/" http://www.jorgerojasart.com/
About ATA (Artists' Television Access)
Artists' Television Access is a nonprofit, all-volunteer, artist-run, experimental media arts gallery that has been in operation since 1984. ATA hosts a series of film and video screenings, exhibitions and performances by emerging and established artists and a weekly cable access television program. Since the early '80s, Artists' Television Access has provided equipment, education, and a screening venue for independent film and video to artists and the community in San Francisco's Mission District. Our mission is to bring the tools of the mass media within reach.
About Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa,
Also known as the Devil Bunny in Bondage, Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa is a San Francisco based interdisciplinary performance artist, video artist, cultural activist, curator and percussionist. Originally, from Miami, she received her B.A. from Brown University where she created an independent concentration entitled "Hybridity and Performance." She has worked with non-profit arts organizations and HIV prevention service agencies such as the Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center, Proyecto ContraSIDA Por Vida, New Langton Arts, Galería de la Raza, the Queer Cultural Center, Asian American Theater Company and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center. She has collaborated with artists such as Pearl Ubungen, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Elia Arce an
d Afia Walking Tree. Her work in performance, video and writing has been presented nationally and internationally. She has received grants from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (2000-2001), the San Francisco Art Commission Cultural Equity Grants Program, the Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize and the Zellerbach Family Fund.