SMEP 13 of 20, ChuCha Santamaria, Reed, Kuiland-Nazario
ChuCha Santamaria (Sofía Córdova & Matthew Kirkland) (SF)
Johanna Reed with Marcus Kuiland-Nazario (LA)
In the home of Daniel & Svetlana Lucas
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8:00- 10:00 PM
Audience Capacity: 35 people
Artist and Project Information:
ChuCha Santamaria (Sofía Córdova & Matthew Kirkland)
Odas al Fin de los Tiempos (Odes to the End of Time)
Using projections, dark tropico-glittery beats and a series of covers of songs originally in english and reimagined in spanish to describe an alternate reality, ChuCha Santamaria will play the traveling troubadour, this time on a house call, to celebrate the current state of (pop) culture. In this reality, ChuCha has appointed herself as cultural archivist and oracle viewing our present as it unfolds into a universe existing after the collapse of the modern culture. Using the detritus of the former age (our present), ChuCha uses this performance to describe this brave new world.
Johanna Reed with Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
Let's Start With the Obvious (dialogue for a hero and her archnemesis) A one-act play for two performers, who impersonate two YouTube mashups of movie insults and threats, embodying the cinematic history of rage and humiliation, and arrive at a meta-proto-arch-dialogue. At the origin of the first dramatic conflict ever told, there was a protagonist and an antagonist: they tried to communicate; they miscommunicated.
Southern Machine Exposure Project events all take place in private homes that serve as public venues. As a result of the intimate nature of these 20 unique spaces there is limited attendance for each event. If you’d like to attend, you must sign up ahead of time and register online at eventbrite.com/org/994232247. Registration for each project opens 7 days prior to the actual event. One new project opens at daily at noon beginning June 4, 2012. Times and audience capacity varies for each project. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and all events are FREE.
Southern Machine Exposure Project is a project developed by Southern Exposure (San Francisco) and Machine Project (Los Angeles), involving 20 combinations of artists and performers from LA and SF, presented off-site in 20 homes in the Bay Area over 20 consecutive days from June 11 - 30.