Francis Almendárez: recalibrate
Featuring performances by Xavier Gilmore, Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, Nick Long , and Anthony Almendárez.
Artpace and International Artist-in-Residence Francis Almendárez present “recalibrate,” a set of performances incorporating sound and writing, that celebrate and commemorate diasporic identities and experiences—in particular the laboring im/migrant body.
Emphasizing the production, preservation, maintenance, and transmission of culture as work, the performances question what bodies are afforded leisure and how the meaning for being productive changes depending on whose body is performing what.
Blurring the line between work and leisure, the works seek to recalibrate how we collectively define and embody those terms today. The event will also serve as the launch for Francis Almendárez’s book titled “Reconciliation in the Search for Home,” a small publication of creative texts in relation to his visual art work.
This performance is free and open to the public.
Photo by Seale Photograph Studios