OG of the Undocumented Children (intro), Performance, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2018
This performance by Guadalupe Maravilla is part 1 of the trilogy that focuses on his autobiography.
New Mythologies are developed out of his ongoing investigation of his own displacement and the displacement of Central American people. The artist himself crossed the US border when he was eight years old, escorted by a Coyote, and a dog. To share his personal story, he enlisted a cast of characters, including a troupe of mourning Quinceañeras, La Momia Songstress, an immigrant vampire family who drink the blood of Americans and the Mexican gothic electro-drama band La Rubia te Besa. Drawing from personal and current events, Maravilla pursues a new visual language for border crossing stories.