LA POCHA NOSTRA GUILLERMO GOMEZ-PEÑA ERICA MOTT DANI D’EMILIA
Employing La Pocha Nostra’s trademark “robo-baroque” aesthetic, cyborg-kitsch and acid humour, Corpo Insurrecto 3.0: The Robo Proletariat is LPN’s newest experiment in “corporeal transformations.” Using this format, the ritual presentation of live art and live language, Corpo Insurrecto samples both new work and performance classics, addressing the current global culture of far right isolationism, xenophobia, the violence of organized crime and a broken economy and how these factors impact on the human body.
As in most Pocha projects, audience members are invited to participate in this bizarre experiment. They will be invited to collaborate as we incarnate “the dreams and nightmares of our current times,” and to help the performers re-imagine new iconography by intervening the performance with their own bodies in dialogue with the performers. Through this, LPN will invoke a “wonderfully clumsy but efficient form of radical democratic practice.” The revelation of the process, the in situ search for new images and formats, becomes the actual project.
WITHIN CORPO INSURRECTO, LPN EXAMINES:
What is X-treme when everything is extreme?
Is audience participation relevant when pop culture is constantly asking us to participate in meaningless consumerism, and every new technological gadget is asking us to “talk back”? And whom do we talk back to?
How can we remain open, original, porous, funny, critical, without falling to post-ironic jadedness or becoming one more “packaged product” for international festivals?
Authors: La Pocha Nostra (Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Erica Mott, Dani d’Emilia);
Production and organisation: City of Women and La Pocha Nostra; In collaboration with: Old Power Station – Elektro Ljubljana.
Supported by: EU Culture, U.S. Embassy Ljubljana