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Project Premiere: Secos & Mojados' "Border TRIP[tych]" at MACLA in San Jose

September 13, 2011

A Body Parted: Shrapnel of Present Time
September 23, 24 and 25, 2011
MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
San Jose, CA

2009 Performing Arts grantees Secos & Mojados (the collaborative team of Victor D. Cartagena, Roberto Gutierrez Varea, Violeta Luna, David Molina and Antigone Trimis) will present the performance work A Body Parted: Shrapnel of Present Time at MACLA in San Jose, September 23–25.

A Body Parted is Part Two of Secos & Mojados' Creative Capital-supported project, Border TRIP[tych] / TRIP[tico] de la frontera, a three-part collaborative performance art piece about a migrant's journey as she leaves her home in Latin America and arrives in the U.S. searching for a better life. Continuing the ritual and visual narrative that began with Part One (Buried in the Body of Remembrance), A Body Parted follows the woman's difficult path as she migrates north, asking the audience to rethink prevalent stereotypical images of immigrants in our society. The setting for this performance is the multimedia installation Utopia/Nightmare: The American Dream by Victor Cartagena with sound components by David Molina, which will be on view in MACLA's gallery through October 16. MACLA also recently unveiled a new 45-foot digital mural by Cartagena on the center's Williams Street façade.

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