(a)eromestiza 2006


Dimension of IS: A Spectacular Future
(a)eromestiza/SpaceSuperStar in association with The Lab & Qcc

June 9 & 10 at 8:00pm
The Lab

Tickets: $10-$20 sliding scale

Photos by alan chun

Dimension of IS: A Spectacular Future, is a hybrid live performance that incorporates science fiction, sound, video, and installations to create an expansive world in which the artists speculate about the (d)evolution of America’s role as a “super” power beyond earth.  The piece educates the public about the history of America’s global domination, starting with the Filipino-American War at the turn of the 20th Century and the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.  At this Fair, 1200 so-called Filipino “savages” along with many other ethnic “specimens” were displayed to the American public to garner support for the war, which propelled America into its new role as an imperial power.  Dimension of IS also provides a critical perspective about America’s Military Industrial Complex by questioning its role in outer space and revealing the Nazi origins of NASA’s Masters of Space Program. The piece meshes past, present and future to illustrate the commonalities of histories of oppression in an effort to unite communities with an enlightened and revolutionary vision for the future.

The co-creators and lead performers of (a)eromestiza’s production Heather Carducci & Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, collaborate with artists Elise Baldwin, and Eliza Barrios to create this historical and science fiction based work in progress. 

Elise Baldwin has been active in the Bay Area experimental music scene as a sound designer, recording engineer and composer for theater, film, live performance, and audio installations. 

Eliza Barrios is one of the founders of the Mail Order Brides (MOB), whose work ranges from performance, to installation, and video/film. 

Heather Cox Carducci is a designer and performer who is currently establishing SpaceSuperStar, a company that creates art and clothing for individuals and their journeys. 

Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist whose work has been presented around the world.  Awards include the Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, the San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Grant…more information and work samples can be found on her website at www.devilbunny.org.

Other collaborators include Valentin Aguirre, Alan Chun, emael, Gary Gregerson, Kendall Li Al Lujan, Tony Otalvaro, Saun-Toy Trotter, and Marilyn Yu.

(a)eromestiza’s funders for this project include: San Francisco Art Commission, Horizons Foundation, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Social Justice, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and individual donors.