La Pocha Nostra: Five Psycho-Magic Actions Against Violence
Saturday, 16 April 2016 // 8-10PM

A performance by Gomez-Peña and Pocha Nostra core members Michele Ceballos Michot (Colombia/US) Saul Garcia-Lopez (Mexico/Canada/USA) and Balitronica (San Francisco)

with La Pocha Nostra associates Allison Wyper and Marcos Najera
media artists: Christian Ziegler, Christopher Zlaket
guest appearances by Sarah Johnson, Elle Merhmand, and Minty Matthew Savitsky

This performance is produced by LACE in collaboration with La Pocha Nostra.
This performance is part of Guillermo Gomez-Peña’s month ­long residency made possible by 18th Street Arts Center.

La Pocha Nostra presents the US premiere of Five Psycho-Magic Actions Against Violence In this brand new piece La Pocha Nostra offers a vivid new iconography in response to the dreams and nightmares of our current times. Through a series of daring posmo-shamanic actions, the artists depict a transgressive re-imagining of our current reality and show how radical tenderness can be the powerful tool against extreme conservatism, violence, merciless corporate power, social media narcissism, hipster cultural sameness/gentrification, and intolerance to difference. As in all LPN performances audience members are invited by the artists to participate in this on-site performance experiment. Versions of this performance have been presented in Brazil, Spain, Greece, Mexico and Peru.
LACE, 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028

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Elle Mehrmand and Minty Matthew Savitsky are UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumni. For more about their work please visit:

Elle Mehrmand

Minty Matthew Savitsky

Image is courtesy of La Pocha Nostra.

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