This edition of En Cuatro Patas includes feminist Latinx performances and video pieces taking place throughout the museum. Tickets include general admission access to The Broad from 5:30–8:00 p.m. when the galleries close.
luciana achugar, FEELingpleasuresatisfactioncelebrationholyFORM, 25 minutes
Posing art as a healing ritual rather than a spectacle, this performance in the museum’s lobby features four women engaging in a practice of giving their bodies a voice. By identifying with the “other,” the animal and the silenced voice of instinct and feminine desire, FEELingpleasuresatisfactioncelebrationholyFORM subverts our very deeply ingrained notion that the body is lesser, unruly or “ugly.”
Oculus Hall, total run time 29 minutes
Amapola Prada, 2014, 2:34 minutes
Amapola Prada takes the idea of the bull as a symbol of the vital and creative force of nature and establishes a parallel between the animal and the human, reflecting on education as a repressive process of this vital force. The video shows a female character tied to the fence of a stable, dressed in the dark gray school uniform that the artist and her generation wore for 12 years, performing the action of running forward vigorously and repeatedly.
Joiri Minaya, Satisfied (Satisfecha), 2002, 5:39 minutes
Xandra Ibarra + Rob Fatal, FML, 2012, 3:44 minutes
Julie Tolentino + Abigail Severance, evidence, 2014, 4:17 minutes
Abigail Severance and Julie Tolentino consider the intersections between the body and the frame. By establishing a set of verbal and visual parameters, evidence explores these relationships as experienced by a female, brown, artist/activist body in the unseen yet held spaces of relationship, memory, sex and loss. evidence is the third installment in Eye Witness (2010–2014), a series of short, intimate experiments between the two artists.
Mickey Negron, PonerMickeytarme: Ritual de pluma y purificacion, ND, 10:21 minutes
Joiri Minaya, Untitled #1 (nido), ND, 3:07 minutes
Carmina Escobar, Passer, 25 minutes
Experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar’s performance will animate and manipulate her voice to create compositions that bring the sonic quality of birdlife within the walls of the third floor galleries of the museum. As the audience becomes enveloped in the intensifying sound of a swarm of birds, their perceptions become altered, making sound seem visible. The Broad’s architectural and structural design will serve as a dramatic backdrop for Escobar's eclectic vocal range.