Sept 28 to Oct 2, 2016: The Formaldehyde Trip (work in Progress)
October 2, 2016
San Francisco
SF MOMA. 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Naomi Rincón Gallardo: The Formaldehyde Trip (work in Progress)
Thursday, FRiday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2, 2016

SF MOMA. 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Full info and times at:

I spent 2 weeks working on this soundtrack with the amazing composer Fede Schmucler, who works with John Zorn and Klezmerson! We will be in residency all weekend at the MOMA for the preview of Naomi’s Ricon Gallardo’s Formaldehyde Trip. We will be performing excerpts with a full band. Saturday and Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

Performance in Progress presents a behind-the-scenes look at The Formaldehyde Trip, Mexico City-based artist Naomi Rincón Gallardo’s new performance and video work that weaves together Mesoamerican cosmologies, feminist activism and theory, and indigenous women’s struggles for their territories. This new commission imagines the murdered Mixtec activist Alberta “Bety” Cariño in her journey through the underworld where she encounters warriors, witches, and the dual-gendered goddess of death. Rincón Gallardo’s The Formaldehyde Trip is co-curated with Galería de la Raza.

About the Artist:
With an interest in radical histories and speculative fictions, Naomi Rincón Gallardo works across performance and video to investigate utopian possibilities and belief. Her often music-based narratives draw on counter-cultural forms like punk, DIY aesthetics, and queer identities to reframe touchstones in Mexican and Mesoamerican politics. As both an artist and an educator, she foregrounds research tools from feminist theory and radical theater to imagine new types of social engagement, encounter, and play. Rincón Gallardo lives and works in Mexico City. The Formaldehyde Trip forms part of her PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Here is a sample of her previous work Odisea Ocotepec (2014), with it’s B Movie Si-Fi vibes!