Nao Bustamante: Teach Me Spanish/Enséñame al Español

Nao Bustamante: Teach Me Spanish/Enséñame al Español 

 

Presented as part of Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

At a portable kiosk at the bustling MacArthur Park market, artist Nao Bustamante will invite participants to help her learn Spanish in a live, interactive environment. Many second- or third-generation Latinx immigrants in California have lost their mother tongue, in a phenomenon common enough to have earned its own slang term, "Pocho/a." Bustamante examines the cultural shame of not speaking Spanish in this participatory performance, in which other kinds of cultural exchange may also be explored, as participants go through the process of teaching the language through conversation, giving tests, and making flashcards. The outcome is an appreciation for Spanish speakers, and for those who are willing to learn and engage. 

 

January 17, 11 am-5 pm

LOCATION: Westlake/MacArthur Park Market
662 S. Alvarado, Los Angeles, 90057

 

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Presentado como parte del Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA

En un quiosco portátil instalado en el bullicioso mercado de MacArthur Park, la artista Nao Bustamante invita a los participantes a enseñarle español en vivo, en un entorno interactivo. Muchos inmigrantes latinx de segunda o tercera generación en California han perdido su lengua materna, un fenómeno lo suficientemente común como para haberse ganado su propio término slang: "Pocho / a". En este performance, Bustamante explora la vergüenza cultural de no saber español e investiga distintos modos de intercambio cultural con la audiencia, a través del acto de enseñar, dar exámenes y fabricar tarjetas didácticas, resaltando la importancia tanto de los hispanohablantes, como de la disposición a aprender y participar. 

 

17 de enero, 11 am-5 pm

LUGAR: Westlake/MacArthur Park Market
662 S. Alvarado, Los Angeles, 90057

Developed in partnership with The Broad and Community Arts Resources.

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
WED 1/17
11:00 am
FREEFREEFREE

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff