CANADIAN PREMIERE OF LA NOSTALGIA REMIX
October 23, 2010 at 8:00pm
The Tranzac Club, Main Hall
292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Presented by Red Sky Performance and Toronto Free Gallery.
Since the early 90's, performance artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Native American conceptual artist James Luna have worked on ongoing project The Shame-man meets El Mexican't, in which they challenge assumptions and prejudices about ethnicity and culture with a strong dose of melancholic humour and sharp conceptualism.
Launched in 2007, La Nostalgia Remix is the last project in The Shame-man meets El Mexican’t series. The artists explore nostalgia as a style, a form of resistance, and as reinvention. Remix is a series of "live performances for an imaginary bar" that explore the cultural, symbolic and iconographic dimensions of nostalgia both on the Native American "rez" and in the Chicago "barrio".
La Nostalgia Remix is co-presented with Native Women in the Arts, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.
La Nostalgia Remix is supported by the James Irvine Foundation, the MAP Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission's Native American Arts & Cultural Traditions Initiative, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.