Archive for July, 2014


[Stage] Really Really

(April 15th, 2014)

Scenes from Black Lab Theatre’s  production of “Really Really” by Paul Downs Colaizzo.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/Top-Theater-Photos/20140415-Really-Really/42801172_jRrqgM

 

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(April 14th, 2014)

Scenes from “El Rumor del Incendio”, by Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol. @ MECA . In collaboration with Mitchell Center For The Arts CounterCurrent Festival 2014.

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A scenic documentary on the life of the former guerrilla historian and professor Margarita Urias Hermosillo, Mexico City-based performance collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol goes to the past, to the dozens of guerrilla groups that formed in Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s, to propose “an attempt to recover the idea of utopia and the ability to create new thoughts that allow us to imagine fairer worlds.” El Rumor del Incendio mines the complex history of armed movements in Mexico in the second half of the twentieth century, and places the political actions and stories of the collective’s family members in the 1960s and 1970s in context with that history, all the while questioning the motivation to take arms and abandon comfort in pursuit of a transformation.

 

CounterCurrent Collaboration x MECA.

 

The Performing Americas Program is a partnership between the National Performance Network (NPN) and the Network of Cultural Promoters of Latin America and the Caribbean (La RED) designed to increase artistic exchange in the Western Hemisphere. The Performing Americas Program is supported by the NPN with funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. For further information, visit the NPN website at npnweb.org.

 

Artista: Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol
Título: El Rumor del Incendio
Duración: 90 minutos
Fechas: sábado 12 de abril
Hora: 3:00 p.m. y 7:30 p.m., seguido de un debate sobre el espectáculo después de la interpretación de las 3:00 p.m.
Ubicación: MECA, 1900 Kane Street

 

Una representación documental escénica sobre la vida de la exhistoriadora y profesora guerrillera, Margarita Urias Hermosillo, el colectivo “Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol” con sede en la ciudad de México viaja al pasado, en la época de las decenas de grupos guerrilleros que se formaron en México durante los 1960s y 1970s para proponer “un intento por recuperar la idea de utopía y la habilidad de crear nuevos pensamientos que nos permitan imaginar mundos más justos”. El Rumor del Incendio ahonda en la compleja historia de los movimientos armados en México en la segunda mitad del siglo veinte y coloca las acciones e historias políticas de los miembros de la familia del colectivo en contexto con esa historia y, al mismo tiempo, cuestionando la motivación para ocupar armas y abandonar la comodidad en búsqueda de una transformación.

 

Con la colaboración de CounterCurrent x MECA.

 

Performing Americas Program (Programa de actuación de los EE. UU.) es una sociedad entre la Red Nacional de Interpretación (National Performance Network, NPN) y la Red de Promotores Culturales de América Latina y el Caribe (La RED) diseñada para incrementar el intercambio artístico en el hemisferio occidental. El Performing Americas Program está patrocinado por la NPN con fondos proporcionados por la Fundación Caritativa Doris Duke y la Fundación Robert Sterling Clark. Para obtener mayor información, visite el sitio web de la NPN en npnweb.org.

 

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Founded by Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodriguez, Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol is a celebrated contemporary Mexican theater collective known for its large-scale multimedia performance works that blur the boundaries of theater. The ensemble has performed around the world, including appearances at the Kunstenfestivaldearts in Brussels, Santigo a Mil International Festival in Chile, Festival Transamérique in Montreal, and PICA’s Time Based Art Festival in Portland, OR.

 

(July 4th, 2014)

Some random panoramics taken during that road trip to Dallas. Two walls happened to be in the same area of McKinney, TX. A concrete wall with random writings carved into, and another of music notes printed. If they somehow survive for 50,000 years, would archaeologists think they were writings from a ermerging/decaying culture? Would they be able to recognized the time period they were in?

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(June 30th, 2014)

Working backwards. A quick visit to McKinney, TX. Sweet little town. Revitalized. It is surviving as opposed to dying, as have seen in other towns like Baytown and La Porte.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/A-Time-and-A-Place/42675252_5fgFqV

Part 2 at : https://forestphotography.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/100-images-of-summer-almost-postcards-ii/

 

 


(July 1st, 2014)

A road trip to Dallas.

“Vocation Pictures” are perhaps the most misunderstood and maligned form of photography. Those jokes about relative and friends making you sit through hours of slideshow of their recent holiday trip, are really more about the narcissism of the persons showing rather than about the bad photos.

The pictures taken are about a very specific time/place in your/their history, good or bad. The next time someone else visits the place, its going to look and feel different. There will be different stories.

“Look! This is us at Mount Fuji!”
“Yes. Looks great. Tell me now, what was happening that day where you were when you were there? Tell me about that old man walking behind you?”

In this particular series, images from a visit to Bishop Arts District, Watter Creek, Allen Marriott Courtyard and Buccee’s at Madisonville.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/A-Time-and-A-Place/42675252_5fgFqV 

(June 30th, 2014)

Dragonflies and their relatives are fascinating insects to photography. Caught this Damselfly just hanging out on this one spot on this rope at an artificial nature enclave in Dallas. It actually let me get close. Beautiful creature.

more Summer images at: forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer

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