Lorena Wolffer: If She is Mexico, Who Beat Her Up?

Lorena Wolffer: If She is Mexico, Who Beat Her Up? (1992-1994/2017)

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Presented with Armory Center for the Arts as part of Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

In Lorena Wolffer’s performance of If She is Mexico, Who Beat Her Up?, originally performed during 1997 and 1998, she presented herself as a physically abused fashion model, in a visual metaphor for a Mexico that insists on its narrative of vitality and progress even while suffering violence. Wolffer’s clothing and props evoked the Mexican flag; her soundtrack mixed mientras rap and recordings of U.S. Senate hearings on the drug trade. In a new interactive lecture performance, Wolffer continues to embody the body politic through her own body, while examining who is implicated in powerful, overlapping, and unjust economic systems. 

 

January 14, 3 pm

LOCATION: Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, 91103

For more information, visit armoryarts.org.


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Presentado con Armory Center for the Arts como parte del Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

En su performance, If She is Mexico, Who Beat Her Up presentado en 1997 y 1998, Lorena Wolffer interpretaba a una modelo golpeada como metáfora visual de un México quebrado y abusado que insiste en su vitalidad y en una narrativa de progreso. La vestimenta y los accesorios de Wolffer representaban la bandera mexicana, y una banda sonora mezclaba el rap mientras con grabaciones de las audiencias del Senado de los Estados Unidos sobre el tráfico de drogas. En la conferencia performativa actual, Wolffer continúa examinando las implicaciones de sistemas económicos poderosos, injustos y solapados, al tiempo que encarna el cuerpo político mediante su propia fisicalidad. 

 

14 de enero, 3 pm

LUGAR: Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, 91103

Para más información, visita armoryarts.org.

Presented as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, organized by REDCAT and supported by a major grant from the Getty Foundation. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

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Date/TimeGMST
SUN 1/14
3:00 pm
FREEFREEFREE

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff