(a)eromestiza
Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa
Friday, May 25; 8 pm (Program 1)
Saturday, May 26; 7pm (Program 2) & 9pm (Program 1)
Sunday, May 27; 8pm (Program 2)
Location: SomArts, 934 Brannan Street
Tickets: $12, Program 1, $15, Program 2
Reservations: Asian American Theater Company, 415.440.5545, eMail: info@asianamericantheater.org. Information: www.asianamericantheater.org or www.apiculturalcenter.org

Asian American Theatre Company announces its production of (a)eromestiza in collaboration with the National Queer Arts Festival and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center. (a)eromestiza features live performance, video, and installation by queer, Pinay, API, and mixed heritage women. The exciting works that will be showcased in this event challenge stereotypical representations of identity, community, and eroticism via the aerodynamic filter of a new “mestizaje.” (a)eromestiza offers experimental, text-based, visual, video-based, movement, and theoretical perspectives on race, gender, sexuality, and the endurance of the mind and body of the queer API woman as she exists and moves through the world.

Program 1 includes performances by Lorraine Bautista and Iraya Robles, installation by Eliza Barrios and video by the event’s curator, Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa. Program 1 shows on Friday, May 25 at 8pm and Saturday, May 26 at 9pm (tickets: $12).

Program 2 includes performances by Michelle Bolong and New York-based club scene legend and performance artist Julie Tolentino with Julie Fowells, video by San Francisco filmmaker Madeleine Lim with Purple Moon Dance Company’s Jill Togawa and New York-based filmmaker Barbara Malaran. Program 2 shows on Saturday, May 26 at 7pm and Sunday, May 27 at 8pm (tickets: $15).

Curated by Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa. Participating artists: Julie Tolentino, Lorraine Bautista, Eliza O. Barrios, Barbara Malaran, Patty Chang. Asian American Theater Company presents (a)eromatiza in association with Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center and Queer Cultural Center. Special thanks to Consortium of Cultural Centers, SomArts Cultural Center and Luna Sea Women’s Performance Project.

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa
Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, also known as the Devil Bunny in Bondage, is a Filipina Colombian interdisciplinary performance artist, cultural activist, and percussionist. She is originally from Miami, Florida and received her B.A. from Brown University where she created an independent concentration titled Hybridity and Performance. She has been living and working in San Francisco for nonprofit arts organizations and HIV prevention service agencies such as Proyecto ContraSIDA Por Vida, New Langton Arts, and currently at Galería de la Raza. She has performed in London, Providence, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and the Philippines and has presented her writing and performance work at conferences throughout California. Her writing has been published by Social Justice Journal, shellac, artistmanifesto.com, and is forthcoming in an anthology titled Postcolonial and Queer Theories: Intersections and Essays (Greenwood Press, CT) and Bloodlust, an anthology of mixed race queer writers. She is a recipient of one of the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art 2000-2001 grants. Gigi also drums for Las Cucas, an all-girl punk mariachi ranchera electric band.