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Naomi Rincón Gallardo
The Formaldehyde Trip

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$30 Full / $24 MCA Members / $10 Students

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Featured images

Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Axolotl Healing Capsule from The Formaldehyde Trip, 2017
Photo: Fabiola Torres Alzaga, courtesy of the artist
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Enigma from The Formaldehyde Trip, 2017. Video still
Image courtesy of the artist
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Alex(ander) and Axol(otl) from The Formaldehyde Trip, 2017
Photo: Kathrin Sonntag, courtesy of the artist
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Accumulation from The Formaldehyde Trip 2017. Video still
Image courtesy of the artist
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Bety from The Formaldehyde Trip, 2017
Photo: Fabiola Torres Alzaga, courtesy of the artist
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Widows from The Formaldehyde Trip, 2017
Photo: Claudia López Terroso, courtesy of the artist
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Descent from The Formaldehyde Trip, 2017. Pictured: Bárbara Lázara
Photo: Claudia López Terroso, courtesy of the artist
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Mud from The Formaldehyde Trip, 2017
Photo: Elianna Cetto, courtesy of the artist
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Mundo Zurdo from The Formaldehyde Trip, 2017. Video still
Image courtesy of the artist

Content Warning

This performance contains strobe lighting and sexually suggestive costumes, gestures, and language.

Esta produccion contiene luces estroboscópicas y disfraces, gestos y lenguaje sexualmente sugerentes.

Subtitles

This performance is presented mostly in Spanish, with some moments in English and German. English supertitles will be provided throughout the performance.

Esta presentación se presenta principalmente en español, con algunos momentos en inglés y alemán. Se proporcionarán supertítulos en inglés durante la presentación

Program Description

In a lush environment created through songs, video, and costumes, murdered Mixtec activist Alberta “Bety” Cariño goes on an imagined, psychedelic journey, where indigenous rights and speculative fictions wind together through the underworld.

About in Spanish

En un ambiente deslumbrante creado con canciones, video, y vestuarios, esta producción nos presenta una narrativa psicodélica de la activista Mixteca Alberta “Bety” Carino quien fue asesinada. En esta trayectoria la imaginación nos guía en una aventura en que los derechos indígenas y la ficción especulativa se enredan juntos dentro de un inframundo.

What alternate futures can we imagine? What do they look and sound like? How does that dreaming shape how we deal with loss and violence in the past and the present, and our desire for change?

Cuales alternativas nos podremos imaginar? Como aparecen y como los soñamos? Y este sueño, como da forma a la manera en que soportamos la perdida y la violencia del pasado y del presente? Cuales son nuestros deseos para cambiarlos?

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This performance was organized by Tara Aisha Willis, Associate Curator of Performance Programs.

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The Formalydehyde Trip makes a mess of, celebrates, and toys with the predictable humanist construction of the animal as a contaminating threat to humanity.

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Even though the work is grounded in the harsh realities of environmental devastation, Rincón Gallardo uses fantasy and puts together combination that have not been seen before…she is trying to address landscapes of dispossession through a narrative that is not a pain narrative…[but] a narrative based in desire.

Special Performances

Audio Description

Fri, April 3

Victor Cole provides an optional live audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Headsets can be reserved by calling our Box Office at 312-397-4010 or by emailing [email protected].

Victor Cole aporta descripción de audio en vivo para visitantes ciegos y de visión limitada. Llame 312-397-4010 o mande un email [email protected] a la taquilla para reservar audífonos.

Funding

This project appears courtesy of the National Fund for Arts and Culture of Mexico.

Proyecto apoyado por el Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes.