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Naomi Rincón Gallardo: The Formaldehyde Trip
Apr 2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

Naomi Rincón Gallardo: The Formaldehyde Trip


A cycle of psychedelic songs and videos imagines martyred Mixtec activist Bety Cariño on a journey through the underworld where she encounters women warriors, witches, widows, the dual-gendered goddess of death, and animals that are all preparing her rebirth party. The music is performed live with ornate props and costumes that echo Mexican B-side Sci-Fi films of the 60s and 70s, addressing indigenous women’s struggles and dispossession of their bodies, cultures, and territories. An axolotl, or Mexican salamander, preserved in formaldehyde is the storyteller, with sounds and voices from the past meandering throughout the songs.

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


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