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Live Performance: Molecular Love (Mestizo) Act 3 by Mercedes Azpilicueta

  • Sunday
    Dec 19, 2021
    5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Performers: Deva Schubert & Nagao Akemi

On the occasion of the finissage of Más Allá, el Mar Canta (Beyond, the Sea Sings) – Diasporic Intimacies and Labor, Times Art Center Berlin presents the live performance video of Molecular Love (Mestizo) Act 3 by the artist Mercedes Azpilicueta on December 19, 2021, at 5PM.

Please note that the performance event has limited spots and is RSVP only (email to: berlin@timesartcenter.org), and requires 2G+ (proof of vaccination or recovery plus current day negative (PoC) antigen test).

Trailer: “Molecular Love (Mestizo) Act 3” by Mercedes Azpilicueta, performers: Deva Schubert, Nagao Akemi. Courtesy of the artist and performers. Video: Tom Janson.

Molecular Love is a long-term project by the Argentinian artist that began in 2016 at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. It traces an evolving score written by the artist and materialized into a performative installation. Since the beginning (Act 1), the score has been fed by several shifting collaborations and rehearsals with dancers and singers. The third act of Molecular Love (a Mestizo act) continues to define and shape its multiple body fed by migrating organic matter, taking the work of Argentinian philosopher Maria Lugones (1944-2020) on multiplicity and mestizaje as a starting point.

Más Allá, el Mar Canta aims to explore narratives of migration from China to Central America and the Caribbean as a starting point to consider systems of kinship and ontologies of intimacy. The artists’ work in the exhibition speaks from the conundrum of diasporic subjectivities, powered by either personal explorations or by collective motifs whose common ground is the always poignant reminder that there is no political imagination without community. The artworks in the exhibition are a unique testimony of an alchemic procedure that invokes agency from within the ruins of coloniality.