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June 4-11-18-25



In collaboration with University of Arizona, LAPSOS / Universidad de Chile, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara / ITESO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Université de Montréal and Éditorial Heredad


As part of the international colloquium Inclemency: The Politics of Will and the Poetics of Care [Intemperie: políticas de la voluntad y poéticas del cobijo] and in collaboration with University of Arizona, LAPSOS / Universidad de Chile, Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara / ITESO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Université de Montréal and Éditorial Heredad, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present the work of three artists: Lukas Avendano, Violeta Luna, and L.A.S. (Sabina Aldadna and Laura Uribe). 



The management of the pandemic has exposed us to a production of harm and inclemency which we seek to analyze from our particular geographies. Our intention is not to provide a comparative exegesis but rather to account for a larger continuum of the disaster that this health emergency allows us to see as a cross-section of time. 


We seek to be a living and defiant gesture in the face of the paralysis of the imagination that today expands outward from the accelerated production of deaths. In this seminar, we propose thinking about inclemency in relation to governmentality (the unequal distribution of life and death) and interrogate it from what we are calling the imposition of a politics of will (that ‘every person for themselves’ that so well captures the individuation of subjects). Finally, and from our respective locations, we call for a poetics of shelter and care (cobijo) as tactics in tension that make everyday life possible amidst the shock and growing precarity.


The discussion will be organized around 4 thematic axes:


  1. Technologies of individual management and financial machines

  2. Politics of vulnerability and harm

  3. Polarizations in the social landscape and disinformation in techno-digital networks

  4. Everyday practices, corporal meanderings and the poetics of shelter.


The colloquium will be held online on June 4, 11, 18 and 25. The complete program is available here (Spanish only).


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June 4, 2021


L.A.S. (Laura Uribe + Sabina Aldana)


L.A.S. [Laboratorio de Artistas Sostenibles] Laura Uribe + Sabina Aldana, Indumentarias para no desaparecer (Costumes to Avoid Disappearance) (2020) installation.

L.A.S. [Laboratorio de Artistas Sostenibles] is a space for research-creation, within the performing arts. Founded by Sabina Aldana (Colombo-Mexicana) and Laura Uribe (Mexico), in 2018. Sabina Aldana is an art director and stage designer. Laura Uribe is a stage director, playwright and professor. L.A.S. [Laboratorio de Artistas Sostenibles], appropriates the concept of sustainability to generate an inexhaustible and fertile thinking system, generator of diverse experiences, proposing the participation and exchange between artists, researchers, scientists and social agents, seeking the symbiosis between disciplines, languages and media, experimenting in the contemporary performing arts, with a transdisciplinary, political and documentary approach.

Watch Indumentarias para no desaparecer (Costumes to Avoid Disappearance) (2020) now on FB and Instagram.

June 11, 2021



Lukas Avendaño

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Lukas Avendaño, Justicia para Bruno (Justice for Bruno) (2019) performance. Photo: Edith Morales.

Lukas Avendaño (Oaxaca, b. 1977) is a performance artist, dancer, and anthropologist. Lukas identifies as Muxe, a third gender identity in southern Mexico’s Indigenous Zapotec cultures. Their work explores sexual, ethnic, and gender identities as well as human rights issues. A member of the National System of Art Creators, they have performed across their home country as well as Argentina, Colombia, Poland, Canada, Germany, Spain, Guatemala, Switzerland, the USA and Ecuador.

You can view Justicia para Bruno (2019) now on our FB and Instagram.

June 25, 2021



Violeta Luna


Violeta Luna, Transient Corporalities (2016). Photo: Zen Cohen.

Luna is a San Francisco-based performance artist. Her works reflect and inquire upon the relationship between theatre, performance art and community engagement. Working in a multidisciplinary space that allows for the crossing of aesthetic and conceptual borders, Luna uses her body as a territory to question and comment on social and political phenomena. She has performed and taught workshops in the U.S. and abroad in places ranging from the Bay Area to most of Latin America, as well as in countries such as Rwanda, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Japan, and Canada to name a few. Luna’s work has also been featured in several recent and forthcoming books like “Performing Ground: Space, Camouflage and the arts of Blending In,” and “Freak Performance: dissidence in Latin America Theater.” Her collaborations include work with the Bay Area-based immigrant women’s rights organization Mujeres Unidas y Activas, as well as the performance collective Secos & Mojados. Luna is a Creative Capital and National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fellow and artistic member of The Magdalena Project: International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre.

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