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The Formaldehyde Trip - Naomi Rincón Gallardo

Work In Progress

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

Galería de la Raza & SFMOMA present a behind-the-scenes look at The Formaldehyde Trip, Mexico City-based artist Naomi Rincón Gallardo’s new performance and video work that weaves together Mesoamerican cosmologies, feminist activism and theory, and indigenous women’s struggles for their territories. This new commission imagines the murdered Mixtec activist Alberta “Bety” Cariño in her journey through the underworld where she encounters warriors, witches, and the dual-gendered goddess of death. Rincón Gallardo’s

Schedule of Events:

Screening of Selected Video Works by Naomi Ricón Gallardo

Thursday, Sept. 29th - 11am to 9pm
Friday, Sept. 30th - 11am to 5pm
Saturday, Oct. 1st - 11am to 1pm
Sunday, Oct. 2nd - 11am to 1pm

The Formaldehyde Trip

Saturday, Oct. 1st - 1pm to 4pm: Open Rehearsals
Saturday, Oct 1st - 4pm to 5pm: Work In Progress Previews

Sunday, Oct. 2nd - 1pm to 4pm: Open Rehearsals
Sunday, Oct. 2nd - 4pm to 5pm: Work In Progress Previews

About the Artist - Naomi Rincón Gallardo 

With an interest in radical histories and speculative fictions, Naomi Rincón Gallardo works across performance and video to investigate utopian possibilities and belief. Her often music-based narratives draw on counter-cultural forms like punk, DIY aesthetics, and queer identities to reframe touchstones in Mexican and Mesoamerican politics. As both an artist and an educator, she foregrounds research tools from feminist theory and radical theater to imagine new types of social engagement, encounter, and play. Rincón Gallardo lives and works in Mexico City. The Formaldehyde Trip forms part of her PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. 

The Formaldehyde Trip debuts March 16-17, 2017, at SFMOMA. This new work is co-curated with Galería de la Raza. 

Included with SFMOMA admission


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