Armando de la Torre • Cecilia Vicuña
April 20, 2023, at MCASD

700 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
5:00 - 7:00 pm in Jacobs Hall
FREE for MCASD’s Third Thursday

Our ongoing partnership with MCASD responds to works on display, presenting rare artist videos and live performances. April's collaboration will respond to Griselda Rosas:Yo te cuido, featuring local artist Armando De La Torre (La Inocente) and renowned poet Cecilia Vicuña (Paracas).

La Inocente
Armando de la Torre

La Inocente
features projections, musicians, and other performers interacting with an movable set resembling a house in the Sherman Heights neighborhood of San Diego, where de la Torre’s mother lived. With Earth Day approching, the performative installation connects ideas of mother & child to our relationship with nature and home, highlighting the immediacy of caring for another and caring for mother nature.

La Inocente
is a site-specific work commissioned for Space Time and MCASD.
Cecilia Vicuña
(1983, 18:31 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video)

Conceived as a visual and sound poem in seven scenes, this animation of a two- thousand-year-old textile in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum invites entrance into a different visual and sonic space: the universe of the pre-Columbian weavers who created the portrait of a ritual procession using a unique three-dimensional looping technique developed in the Paracas/Nazca region. Vicuña interprets the textile as a celebration of the harvest and the Thread of Life on the desert coast of Peru.

Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York, NY.