Doc/Undoc

FALL 2014:

Doc/Undoc  

Watch the Trailer!

Oct. 3 - Dec. 6, 2014
Reception: October 15, 5-7pm

 

This exhibition couldn't have been more timely than now. Please join us as we unfold this innovative performative book into a gallery installation. The outcome of a seven-year collaboration, DOC/UNDOC, Documentado/Undocumented Ars Shamánica Performática, features Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s performance texts and Felicia Rice’s relief prints and typography, accompanied by Jennifer González’s critical commentary. The deluxe edition is housed in a hi-tech aluminum case containing a video by Gustavo Vazquez, an altar, and a cabinet of curiosities. Opening the case triggers light and Zachary Watkins’ interactive sound art.

“The book invites us to consider an ongoing tension as we navigate a world of politics and appearance, racism and immigration, self and other.”
—Jennifer A. González

Performance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña Nov. 6

Workshop with Guillermo Gómez-Peña Nov. 7

register: sesnon@ucsc.edu

Doc/Undoc 

Documentado/Undocumented Ars Shamánica Performática

A traveling case for apprentice shamans
A reliquary for imaginary saints
A toolbox for self-transformation
A quiet call to heal yourself with fetishes and antidotes
A border kit to face the uncertainty of future crossings
A new project, seven years in the making

A mixed-media production housed in a hi-tech aluminum box, which contains Felicia Rice’s artists’ book
DOC/UNDOC
of performance texts by artist/writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña and critical commentary by art historian Jennifer González, video by artist Gustavo Vazquez, and sound art by Zachary Watkins.

 

The object itself carries within a crisis of identity: What is it exactly? A stage for an intimate one-on-one performance?

An unusual video screening room? A personal multi-media altar? A “vanity” used for preparing for a performance?

It is all these things and it is also an original book, a performative artists’ book in search of a new format

and a new audience. Each element stands by itself, but together they form an indescribable whole.

Doc/Undoc 

Also showing at Felix Kulpa, downtown Santa Cruz.

Look for some exciting events and discussions on this hot topic this fall!

More on each artist to come. Stay tuned!