Sunday is supposedly the Day of Rest…


La Pocha Nostra

Yet, I had to write a little something about the next piece I’m working on – La Pocha Nostra.

Yesterday, I attended the Corpo Illicito: The Post Human Society #69 performance piece at the SOMArts Cultural Center. There’s a lot of processing going on but I wanted to forewarn you of any photos I may post of the event (yes, it was one of those performance art pieces, photos will be for the extremely open-minded and for a more mature audience only).

For now, I’ll just say this, I’ve never experienced performance art like that. I’ve been to experimental/performance art pieces but this was intense. I’ll definitely be posting something a bit more polished in the next couple of weeks.


Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

5 thoughts on “Sunday is supposedly the Day of Rest…”

    1. Hopefully, I can provide a write up that does the show justice. Of course, it being performance art, you will never get the same show twice. Then again, that’s like anything, everything is in flux (especially our perceptions) and your observation is pretty spot on, the troupe does do surreal acts that are pretty out of the ordinary. I will definitely be reporting sometime later this week or early next week. Thanks so much for the comment!

  1. Ooo, tantalizing! it seems i have no choice but to keep following your blog now, i’m too curious about all the intense NSFW stuff on its way (and since I have little W i am in the clear). by the way, your post-a-day project is inspiring me to actually post-at-all. soon!

    1. Thanks (yet again) for reading. As I mentioned to another blogger friend, I will be posting a write about about the Corpo Ilicito show later this week or early next week! Also, I’m glad my postaday challenge has sparked some kinda of inspiration. You’re, certainly, a great poet/writer. Hoping to see more of your stuff very soon. Again, thanks for reading!

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