“Lundberg / Torres-Sanchez”, a three-part performance by Benjamin Lundberg
AS220 welcomes Benjamin Lundberg, Artist-in-Residence for September
“Lundberg / Torres-Sanchez” is a three-part re-imagining of Benjamin Lundberg’s political identity. The body of the artist transforms between and within each part, standing in opposition to culturally perceived paradoxes: American and Colombian; Latino and white; assimilated and displaced; orphaned and privileged. Performed as a triptych, the three parts become Lundberg/Torres-Sanchez, a piece that refigures the religious, governmental, personal and social rituals that use the body of the artist as a filter for communally defined expectations and vocabularies.Lundberg/Torres-Sanchez resists the use of binaries as an acceptable tool by which to understand identity by proposing a version of self that is volatile and cyclical.
This performance will take place on Thurs, Sept 25th, from 7-8pm, at 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI. Free attendance.
Benjamin Lundberg is a Colombian, New York City based performer. Lundberg creates shared spaces of inquiry by lending his body and personal archive as a site through which viewers channel, refract and transmit their own desires to collaboratively conjure messages and meanings about identity. His work has appeared in spaces including the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentros in São Paulo & Montreal, at Zona 30 in Lima, live streamed from the Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics in Bushwick to El Bunker in La Paz, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, Mount Holyoke College, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Bowery Poetry Club, La MaMa E.T.C., and the Morgan Library & Museum. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at AS220 in Providence. Benjamin is a founding member of the EmergeLAB @ BAX, and is a member of the 2012 EMERGENYC cohort at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics. http://www.jointhebenjam.org/
Top photo credit: Video Still © Jeca Rodríguez Colón 2014