L.M. Bogad at Encuentro Trasnocheo [videorecording]
Summary: L. M. Bogad writes, performs, and strategizes with mischievous artists such as the Agit-Pop, Yes Men, and La Pocha Nostra. He is co-founder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. His performances have dealt with topics such as the Egyptian revolution, the Haymarket Square Riot, the FBI’s COINTELPRO activities, the Pinochet coup in Chile, and global climate chaos.
Summary: The 8th Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute sought to examine the broad intersections between urban space, performance and political/artistic action in the Americas. From the critical poetics of body art to the occupation of public space by social movements, the event invited participants to explore the borders, identities and practices through which subjectivities, hegemonies and counter-hegemonies are constructed in the spaces of the city and beyond. Economusic: Keeping Score is a live performance in which economic data from our everyday lives and the ongoing global crisis are converted into absurd neoDadaist music. This darkly playful and highly (audience-)participatory event takes note of and makes notes from falling wages, rising sea levels, and other indicators of our suffering and success.
Credits: Victor Bautista, video editor.
Credits: L.M. Bogad.