PERFORMANCE NIGHT: Keith Lafuente and ray ferreira
in conjunction with Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. followed by a conversation with Emmy Catedral
Thursday, August 2nd, 7:00 PM
Free and open to the public
205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Entrance on south side of Canal Street between Hudson and Watts
Performances by ray ferreira and Keith Lafuente, followed by a brief conversation moderated by Emmy Catedral.
Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz and was organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and is organized as a traveling exhibition by Independent Curators International (ICI). The presentation at the Hunter College Art Galleries has been organized in collaboration with Chief Curator Sarah Watson and Exhibitions Manager Jenn Bratovich.
Programming organized by Hunter College Axis Mundo fellows Mathew Galindo, Khari Johnson Ricks, and Joseph Shaikewitz.
EMMY CATEDRAL is an artist working in performance and installation with things made with paper, including books. She also makes work as The Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees and The Explorers Club of Enrique de Malacca. Emmy was born in Butuan, and raised in Iloilo City and Queens, NY. She is the Coordinator of Fairs & Editions for Printed Matter, Inc.
RAY FERREIRA w h e n a m i blaqlatinx from occupied Lenape lands called New York, N Y: the illegitimate EEUU. An o t the r Corona, Queens a spacetimemattering a materialdiscusive (dis) continuity: [the Caribbean, the Greater Antilles, Hispañola, the Dominican Republic —> Corona, Queens] : history.
w h e n a m i a performer of sorts aka multidisciplinary artist aka polymath. She stays playin : the dance between materiality<->language through her body w h e n a m i where histories are made and remade. She plays with iridescence, text, rhythms (aka systems), to cruise a quantum poetics. Englishes, Spanishes, and other body languages spiral, dance, and twirl to create a banj criticality: that turnup w/the grls; that swerve past white cishet patriarchy. wh e n ami
She can be located museum educating at the Studio Museum in Harlem, as well as floating through other museum education departments. In addition, she lead teaches at the Octavia Project (a summer institute for teen girls and nonbinary youth), and freelances for various artists. w h e nam i Other intersections of space|time|matter include residencies at the Institute for Electronic Arts and EmergeNYC, performances at the Segue reading series, Dixon Place, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and slightly different performances in Femmescapes: Vol 2 and The Felt: Issue 4. whenami She engaged in a durational performance to obtain an expensive piece of paper (an MFA in Studio Art) from Hunter College.
KEITH LAFUENTE (b.1992) is a multidisciplinary artist, often working with the body to unravel identity and articulate desire. Straddling the mundane and the theatrical, Lafuente's work reenacts dominant tropes and reconfigures them into something more intimate and possibly more absurd. He also performs under the stage name Mahal Kita, which translates to "I love you" in Tagalog. Lafuente currently lives and works in NY.