Special: Performance | Corazón del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow)

4 pm | Fri, January 19, 2018

Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s participation in A Universal History of Infamy is an installation and a performance titled El Corazón del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow), after a play by Guatemalan playwright Hugo Carrillo. The costumes and props in the installation are activated for the performance by five L.A.-based performers working under the direction of the artist. Despite the critical success of the play in the 1960s, a 1975 student production faced brutal repression and censorship, which led to the cancellation of the show and the company’s entire theatrical season. Theater and political resistance continues to be a line of research for Ramírez-Figueroa.

Performers include Nao Bustamante, Sebastian Hernandez, Pedro Jiménez, Nicolette Henry, and Marcus Kuiland-Nazario.

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Presented as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, organized by REDCAT and supported by a major grant from the Getty Foundation. Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Image: Corazón del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow), 2016, credit: Leo Eloy/Estúdio Garagem/Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

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