Blue Sueños, Part I | Knees, Schools, Urges
Directed by Sebastian Hernandez Performers: Sebastian Hernandez , Eddie Lopez , Alyssa Villa, David Rivera
Saturday, Jun 11 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Blue Sueños pushes the boundaries of the brown body, its hauntings, and the presence of it through performance, sound, time and materials. 

 

About the artist: Sebastian Hernandez is an LA native and multi-disciplinary trans femme artist who received a B.A. in both Art Practice and Dance and Performance Studies from the University of California Berkeley in 2016. They make art that range from sculptures to performance art works to photography. Hernandez employs feminist theoretical analysis, queer theory, browness, gender and notions of collectivity as modes of thinking and generating works that shift and complicate Mexican and Chicano narratives in the contemporaneous social imagination. Their art making is embedded with Sebastian’s Aztec/Mexica heritage and the history of the brown body in relation to the U.S.-Mexico borderland.

 

Saturday June 11, 1-2pm

 

Saturday June 18, 3-4pm

 

Accessibility Note: The Box gallery is all on one level and has a rear entrance with a ramp. There are 2 small gender neutral single stall bathrooms on site. Please note that the bathrooms do not have a rail for transfer assistance and have limited space for larger mobility devices. Please contact the Box with any access needs and for more details:  info@theboxla.com 1(213) 625-1747

 

COVID protocol: As COVID safety negotiation continues to be part of our community choreography, Pieter will continue to strive to be transparent and clear about our practices, with the goal of always prioritizing the most vulnerable among us. All events will require masks and utilize our Button Buddies which you can learn more about HERE

 

About the exhibition: A collaboration between Pieter Performance Space and The Box, curated by Jennie MaryTai Liu and assistant curator Alana Frey, Knees, Schools, Urges is a performance program and exhibition which invites ten dancers / artists to grapple with documented and undocumented histories of early 20th century modern dance in the place now known as Los Angeles. An examination of the absence of archived history of dance and dancers in the region, and the undersung work that historically minoritized artists have done in the field, the project looks both forward and backward, approaching the timeframe of the exhibition as an opportunity to document and create an archive which acknowledges the value of short-term local history as an ongoing project for present and future generations. 

Sebastian Hernandez photo by Bryan Tamayo
Hypanthium photo by Vanessa Crossini
Advent East, photo courtesy BOFFO