LAIR Residencies / Violeta Luna
POR TODAS: BASTA!!
4-5 de Marzo, 2016
“Aquellas Que Ya No Estan Aqui” es una obra teatral de espacio y acciones físicas a cargo de Violeta Luna, esta obra es dedicada a las mujeres que son violentadas, asesinadas, y denunciar los crímenes de género que caen constantemente en la total impunidad.
Al terminar la actuación performatica, invitamos al publico a una charla con la organización de Mujeres Unidas y Activas para hablar sobre la intersección de arte y la justicia social en relación con las constantes agresiones violentas y asesinatos de mujeres en México y en todo el mundo. Gratis botanas y bebidas.
For All Women: We’ve had Enough!!
March 4-5, 2016
A life performance installation by Violeta Luna, "For Those Who Are No Longer Here, dedicated to women who are murdered, and to denounce gender crimes which constantly fall in total impunity.
Following the performance a community gathering with Mujeres Unidas y Activas to talk about the intersection of arts and social justice in regards of violent assaults and murder of women in Mexico and around the world. Light reception will be provided.
Violeta Luna’s (Actress/Performance Artist/Activist) work explores the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement. Working within a multidimensional space that allows for the crossing of aesthetic and conceptual borders, Luna uses her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. Born in Mexico City, Luna obtained her graduate degree in Acting from the Centro Universitario de Teatro (UNAM,) and La Casa del Teatro. She has performed and taught workshops extensively throughout Latin America and Europe, as well as in Rwanda, Egypt, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and USA. While primarily working as a solo performer, she is also an associate artist of the San Francisco-based performance collectives La Pocha Nostra and Secos & Mojados. She is a Creative Capital and National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fellow, and a member of The Magdalena Project: International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre. Significant works include: Requiem for a Lost Land, Frida, NK603: Action for Performer and e-Maiz, Apuntes sobre la Frontera and a series of collaborations with La Pocha Nostra.
Roberto Varea’s stage work and research writing focuses on live performance as means of resistance and peacebuilding in the context of social conflict and state violence. His creative work includes direction and dramaturgy in community-based projects, and regular collaborations with Violeta Luna and David Molina, primarily as part of the performance collective Secos & Mojados.
David Molina (composer) is an award winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound artist/designer and recording engineer. He has created music and sound for theatre, video, film, dance, performance art, radio, television, installation, and multimedia productions for the past 18 years. Recently he has been inventing and building instruments from salvaged materials, which become part of interactive, multimedia installations displayed at galleries and festivals, including a solo exhibit Transience: The Work of David Molina, at Asterisk Gallery SF (2013,) He has worked with numerous bay area theatre companies, performing arts venues, educational institutions, museums, and with several regional companies and organizations throughout the U.S., and has performed and had his music featured internationally. He is a founding member of the interdisciplinary troupe Secos Y Mojados (2009 Creative Capital grantees). His musc and bands: Ghosts and Strings, Transient, Earthlike, and Impuritan are available on Resting Bell (Berlin,) Dorog Records (Peru,) Black Note Music (USA,) Distant Spore (USA,) or through his own D.I.Y. releases.
Roderick Steel has Master’s in Film from the University of Sao Paulo. He works with film, video, painting, performance and curating. Overriding concerns in his work include the journey images takes within other images, how images behave in different media and how they relate to each other, using photography and cinema as references. This applies to how images of the self are projected into the image world: through trance and other sublime experiences.
Rubro Obscene Collective is a theater group established in 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil. Composed exclusively by women artists of performance, dance and theater is intended to deal with questions about the legitimacy of women's rights in the Brazilian social context.
Concept / Performance / Props and costumes by Violeta Luna
Music by David Molina
Video by Roderick Steel
Dramaturgy by Roberto Varea
Project in collaboration with Rubro Obscene Collective, São Paulo, Brazil