The Brown Girls Burlesque All Star Tour
Philidelphia, D.C., and New York City
For more info visit www.browngirlsburlesque.com
FML, the short film, by Xandra Ibarra will be screened as part of this conference at on March 16th.
Conference hosted by Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley. In light of racialized violence and social control, massive technological innovation, and rapid transformations in science and biomedicine, this conference will engage the imperative to imagine, study, prepare for, and articulate future human life. We are interested in how science and technology shape the material and epistemological boundaries of existence, specifically how and whose existence is valued, policed, corporealized, and corporatized. For more information visit Speculative-visions
YBCA ConVerge with Xandra Ibarra & Hentyle Yapp
December 20th, 2012
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco,
The recent rise of performance and movement in museum spaces forces us to think more critically about the relationship between performance and the museum. Performance-based works have often arose in opposition to Western, masculinist and historicist traditions of the museum. However, now that the relationship between performance and the museum is increasingly in flux and destabilized, are there possibilities for new, critical approaches to performance art within museum spaces? What does it mean for practitioners of performance mediums to work within the museum’s borders?
Working through their respective performance-based trainings in burlesque and contemporary/modern dance, Xandra Ibarra and Hentyle Yapp collaborate in December’s YBCA ConVerge event to explore and disrupt this predicament. Their collective approach questions how white womanhood structures their performance genres, and how, as racialized performers, they use parody to disarm and contend with whiteness, gender, institutions, history, and memory.
Join us for an evening of racialized sexual spectacle, participatory twirling, and Isadora Duncan-inspired dance reconstruction!
December 11th, 2012
Mexico City, Mexico
A donde fue, Aurora Vargas? es el titulo de la pelicula que Pia Ronicke (Dimarca, 1974) presenta como parte de su proyecto en el Museo Tamayo. La pelicula esta construida a partir de una coleccion de documentos historicos, peliculas, emisiones teleisiva, articulos de periodicos y entrevistas con antiguous habitantes del barrio Chaves Ravine en Los Angeles. Estos documentos sirven para elaborar una narrativa ficticia que transcurre en un tiempo indefinido entre 1959 y 2012. Esta muestra reune obras de la artista, que como gran parte de su practice, parten de la investigacion de archivos sobre todo de arquitectura y deseno moderno, poniendo enfasis en los fracasos de las utopias propuestas desde estos campos. A partir del estudio de estas utopias arquitectonicas y sus reveses, la artista crea obras que navegan entre los limites de la realidad y la ficcion, al presentarnos hechos y documentos verdaderos dentro de especios ficticios y una narrativa protoganizada por Xandra Ibarra.
Mix NYC Film Festival
November 4th, 2012
Mix Factory, Brooklyn, New York
FML Short featured in The Queer Rebels curation of “Exploding Lineage: Queer of Color Histories in experimental Media” at the 25th Mix NYC Film Festival. La Chica Boom and Rob Fatal’s short “FML” will be featured along side 17 other films.
As part of CounterPULSE Artist Residency Commissioning Program Xandra Ibarra (La Chica Boom) is please to share an evening of work with Seth Eisen. La Chica Boom performs the present original work titled
Fuck My Life (FML)
Written and performed by Xandra Ibarra
Directed by Evan Johnson
In an era rife with rampant Mexiphobia, a foul-mouthed cockroach maps the journey of a queer burlesque performer named La Chica Boom. After 10 years of performing Spic-tacles on and off stage, La Chica Boom is forced to interrogate her method for insurrection. Inspired by the original Mexican spitfire Lupe Velez who purportedly died with her head in the toilet, Chica spends night after night pacing her bathroom floor and staring into the porcelain bowl.
Stranger in a Strange Land is intended as a platform for interrogation and negotiation of the collaborative process, for selected artists to focus on process rather than product, and to investigate new ways of working and creating work.
Led by Action Hero, the workshop will use the stance/lens of the ‘stranger’ to investigate themes of pop cultural mythologies, the iconography of Americana, and the actions, images and landscapes of American nostalgia. Through collectively investigating these ideas through performative mediums, Action Hero and a group of local artists will generate and share a series of artworks that reflect and question these ideas. Local artists include: Andrea Hart, Elizabeth McSurdy, Ernesto Sopprani, Laura Arrington, Richie Israel, and Xandra Ibarra.