Performance artist and writer Guillermo Gomez-Peña, currently in residence at the 18th Street Arts Center for the month of April, is joined by members of his legendary troupe La Pocha Nostra and participants in a four-night performance workshop, a “live art laboratory” open to community members, experimental performance artists, actors, dancers, theorists, activists and students that culminates in an open salon and public program on Friday, April 22.
This event will offer an immersive performance art experience with a focus on the human body as a site for creation, reinvention, memory and activism. Particular emphasis is placed in the relationship between the human body and environment, using multiple sites to play with as spaces to create live images. This amazing cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-generational laboratory will feature new performance work by up to 16 participants.
This month-long residency is made possible by 18th Street Arts Center. 18th Street Arts Center is the leading artist residency program in Southern California. Our mission is to provoke public dialog through contemporary artmaking. Funding for Guillermo Gomez-Peña’s residency is provided by Susan Baik/Baik Art, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs and The James Irvine Foundation. Special Thanks to Highways Performance Space, Continuum Movement, and Crossroads School.