Heroic Procession: live performance art at Monarch | Arredon Contemporary
Heroic Procession is made up of an unlikely trio, Tijuana visual artist Hugo Crosthwaite, violinist Marilu Salinas and New York based Japanese Butoh dancer Theresa Magario. The three artists have set out to explore the intersection of performance art and social justice. The improvised production lasts 30 minutes and seeks to trace the emotional and physical journey of America’s immigrants, particularly the procession between leaving home and setting foot on American soil. The production takes place in this interstitial space, between man and nation, between nation and nation, and between graphite, dance and sound.
Crosthwaite, known for his large scale graphite drawings, will continuously draw faces and bodies of migrants, one after the other, growing the crowd. Salinas, with a pre-recorded collection of electronic ambient audio, fills the space with sound, interjecting this, softening, and at times aggravating, with her delicate live violin performance. Finally, Magario, adds movement in the intuitive and conceptual style of Japanese Butoh. The artists perform in threeway symbiosis, together seeking to present a universal humanistic side to a very real, very political and local issue. Monarch | Arredon Contemporary is honored to host Heroic Procession and present such avant-garde and meaningful work. Admission is free, but seating is limited, please RSVP through Eventbrite.
About the Artists:
Theresa Magario tm (Worcester, Massachusetts, United States) is a poet- artist- performer- model. She began her performance career in New York with Michael Alan’s Draw-a-Thons. Then expanded her stage craft knowledge over three years of intensive training at CAVE with international teacher-performers including: Ko Murobushi, DaijiMeguro.
Hugo Crosthwaite (born 1971 in Tijuana, Mexico) is a contemporary figurative artist best known for his black and white graphite and charcoal drawings. He is represented by Luis De Jesus gallery in Los Angeles and Pierogi Gallery in New York. His work is held in museum collections including that of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Latin American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and The San Diego Museum of Art.
Marilu Salinas (Tijuana, Mexico) youth orchestra conductor and a performer . She has created, managed and developed many orchestras programs in San Diego.