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Suspended Susto: A La Flor
December 21, 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Susupended Susto:A La Flor is a durational performance work focusing on the tumultuous feelings and thoughts of my queer brown body and its relationships to others. This performance is a collection of actions, sounds, images and gestures that are influenced by my body’s ancestral traumas and personal experiences with space, land, violence and beauty. This piece functions as my reminiscing and manifestation of the feminine in the “male” body and how the queer body, by its radical nature, defends and survives amidst a heteronormative hegemony that constantly tries to assimilate it.
This work will culminate a years work in the Bay Area for my return back to Los Angeles.
$5-10 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Sebastian Hernandez is an LA native and multi-disciplinary artist whom received his B.A. double majoring in Art Practice and Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California Berkeley in 2016. He makes art that ranges from drawings to paintings and performance art works. Hernandez employs a feminist theoretical analysis, queer theory, browness and notions of collectivity as modes of thinking and generating works that shift and complicate Mexican and Chicano narratives in the contemporaneous social imagination. His art making is influenced by an embedded connection to his indigenous Aztec/Mexica heritage and the history of the brown body in relation to the U.S.-Mexico borderland. Sebastian’s movement based practice is informed by his long standing practice of danza Azteca, Vogue and the more recent wide range of modern dance techniques he’s learned at Cal. Sebastian’s work inherently challenges traditional notions of space as he deals with his work’s interdisciplinary nature within both art and dance contexts.