Performance works

BOMBS UBER CALIFORNIA – A SOLO

BOMBS UBER CALIFORNIA – A SOLO

WATTIS CONTEMPORARY ARTS INSTITUTE, SF
CCA The Void California Exhibit
March 11th 2015
The Broad Los Angeles CA July 30 2016
Choreographer: Brontez Purnell

 

BOMBS UBER CALIFORNIA” was originally commissioned for  the Void California exhibit at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. The exhibit was a retrospective about punks zines from California made between 1975-1986. The solo dealing with documentation as survival, the Reagan era, the democratization of media, and the paper trail left behind COUNTER-POISED with the physical and spiritual facts of the terrain of California as both a geographic location but also as a state of mind. From the desert, to the snow-capped mountain majesties, coastal plains, and the wind farms, the California terrain holds a specific and diverse (inner) landspace diversity suited destined for daydreamers who also must deal that the idea of “Western Expansion” as actually a poetic con job of a term/nice way of saying that in order to understand California as a space/place one must understand they have been backed into a wall (i.e. the Pacific Ocean) and that one can go no further without being prepared to swim.

 

Brontez Purnell-Bombs Uber California (*LIVE) MARCH 11th 2016.

 

Brontez Purnell-Bombs Uber California (*LIVE) MARCH 11th 2016.

 

PRESS

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