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<nettime-ann> Sat in LA: VARIEDADES: ANARCHY! featuring A performance Salon hosted by Ruben Martinez

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Saturday, July 9 · 5:00pm - 9:00pm


1822 West Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

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The third installment of VARIEDADES, a regular performance salon at
the Echo in Echo Park, will focus on&hellip;ANARCHY!

The bill features the legendary Exene Cervenka of X and The Knitters
fame, and founders of East L.A. punk Los Illegals&hellip; and on the
other end of the generational spectrum, Chicano Son, a collective of
young Eastside musicians fusing traditional music and radical
politics. The evening also includes Richard Montoya of Culture Clash,
interdisciplinary artist Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and the radical
poet-techie of Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0 and b.a.n.g.lab,
creators of the Transborder Immigrant Tool, which helps migrants find
their way to water in the desert. In addition, Iranian-American
multimedia artist Amitis Motevalli will present and discuss an
original short film.

VARIEDADES is co-hosted by writer and performer Rubén Martínez and
playwright and cultural activist Raquel Gutiérrez, and directed by
Colin Campbell. Each edition is focused on a different theme and
brings together artists across generations and disciplines.

Background on the &ldquo;anarchy&rdquo; theme:

100 years ago, Mexican journalist and revolutionary Ricard
Flores-Magón lived in Los Angeles at a time of tremendous political
ferment&mdash;on both sides of the border. The term
&ldquo;anarchy&rdquo; had widely divergent meanings depending upon who
uttered and who heard it and it was often linked in the popular
imagination with violent radicalism&mdash;the &ldquo;terrorism&rdquo;
of the day.

VARIEDADES is inspired by the Mexican vaudeville shows in 1920s Los
Angeles in which Martínez&rsquo;s grandparents were regular

The series is made possible by a generous grant from the Material
World Foundation (http://www.georgeharrison.com/mwf/main.html) and Liz
Garo and The Echo

micha cárdenas
PhD Student, Interdivisional Media Arts and Practice, iMAP, USC
Provost Fellow, USC
Co-Author, Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs, Atropos Press, http://is.gd/daO00

blog: http://transreal.org

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