AIR - Mariana Valencia
Date and Time: Thursday, January 9th - Saturday, January 11th AND Thursday, January 16th - Saturday, January 18th; with showings @ 7pm
Where: Performance Space New York @ 150 1st Avenue, 4th Floor, New York NY 10009
In AIR, Valencia creates a performance where she pays homage to the work of artists of Mexican descent, such as the Los Angeles based collective ASCO, and Mexican television and film characters like Don Ramon, El Chavo, Cantinflas or Maria Felix. She acknowledges that exposure to these figures has informed her work as much as New York’s experimental downtown dance history. It is a nod to generations of mestiza and Latinx artists who grew up in the United States existing in a hybridity of cultures, positioned in-between, learning how to belong and not belong to the one or the other.
In AIR, Valencia draws commonalities and kinships to this diaspora as they synthesize within her body of work and research as a Latina artist. Valencia shows us we are all listening through osmosis. This is all in her air, so to speak.
*ASL will be available on January 11. If you have any questions please email boxoffice@PerformanceSpaceNewYork.org.
For more information and a link to reserve tickets, click HERE.