Free with Museum Admission; pre-registration recommended
This event takes its inspiration from “Untitled” (L.A.) by ground-breaking conceptual artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres now on view in Love. Join us as we celebrate the joy, connections, and promise of love across time and generations.
Various community partners offer a safe space and share information, resources, and host fun family activities in CAM’s Reception Hall. At 2 PM we welcome Techmoja for a moving performance of Loud As We Want followed by a thoughtful movement workshop.
“Untitled” (L.A.) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres demonstrates slow depletion of green candies that make up this work serves as a metaphor for absence, transience, and the inevitability of loss, while the potential replenishment of the candy extends the metaphor as an act of remembrance or the potentials of the eternal.
10 AM-1 PM Activities in the Reception Hall led by community partners including:
2-3:30 PM Techmoja: Loud As We Want
At 2pm, Techmoja will present a dance performance of an original work entitled Pulse. The work was created by the company in 2016 as an act of solidarity and statement of belief in the right for LGBTQ community to have public space. The piece creates a club atmosphere with high energy music and fast paced dance reminding us to celebrate our lives and community. The violent attack required a response – this program is both a celebration of individuals and about community love.
Following the performance, Techmoja lead artist Kevin Lee-Y Green and company members will facilitate their Loud As We Want movement workshop. Loud as we want centers the power of dance and movement to act as a catalyst for social change in ourselves and social movements. The workshop uses a story circle process as a point of departure to analyze systems of oppression, a language of resilience and democratic possibilities. The combined program speaks back to the history of homophobia and the power of community love.