• La Pocha Nostra – UROBOROS
  • La Pocha Nostra – UROBOROS
  • La Pocha Nostra – UROBOROS
  • La Pocha Nostra – UROBOROS

La Pocha Nostra – UROBOROS

August 12, 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


5 psychomagic actions against violence
A new performance by La Pocha Nostra
Featuring: Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Michèle Ceballos Michot,
Balitronica Gomez and Natalie Nguyen

TICKETS: $10 on the door (but no one turned away for lack of funds)

Uroboros is a post-apocalyptic and posthuman series of live art actions in search for a more complex notion of identity and social belonging. This brand new performance by La Pocha Nostra employs the troupe’s trademark “robo-baroque/cyborg-kitschaesthetic and acid humor through the ritual presentation of live art and live language.

This series of humorous and daring shamanic and psychomagic actions calls for a reinvention of our identities in a setting where collective imaginary is a territory for artivism. Radical imagination becomes the tool against extreme conservatism and violence, merciless corporate power, social media narcissism, hipster cultural sameness/gentrification, intolerance to difference, and lost of faith in humanity and democracy. The performance can be viewed as a hybrid between a ‘living archive’ and our radical pedagogy: a performance within a high-energy jam session that reveals part of our creative process.

The performance re-imagines a new political iconography and poetic cartography that articulates the dreams and aspirations of our troubled times. This daring shamanic and psychomagic action calls for the reinvention of identity and drafts a new collective territory for artivism. This performance is considered a participatory act and a ritual of social transformation.

As in most Pocha Nostra live performances, audience members are invited by the artists to participate in this bizarre experiment and participate in the fate of the artwork. La Pocha Nostra, “the most influential performance troupe of the last 10 years” (El Pais, newspaper) is known for its radical and interactive performances dealing with issues that equate the human body with the political body and frontally address complex issues surrounding gender & ethnic identities, migration, radical spiritually, the politics of new technologies and language.