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Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival : La Pocha Nostra

Last Friday, Bicycle Utopia  and Get Up and Ride set out to prove that bikes and art can totally coexist in harmony.

To be honest, we weren’t really expecting an argument.

We are relatively certain that cycling is the best way to explore just about anywhere, and to tap into interesting arts and culture in NYC and beyond.

First, we had fine belgian beer, salads, wings, and made friends with an astoundingly disproportionate number of Dutch people at 983 – Bushwick’s living room. Then, we took a brief ride up Broadway to the elegant and truly graceful Grace Exhibition Space where Corpo Insurrecto: Psycho-Magic Actions for  a World Gone Wrong (“La Pocha Nostra’s newest experiment in ‘corporeal transformations.“)  was just starting.

The self-described ‘bizarre experiment’ sampled classic performance art tropes deployed via a ritualistic baroque aesthetic in which the extremely good-natured audience participated, or not, throughout the course of a cheapest generic cialis three-hour shifting installation involving multiple mise-en-scène, magnificent costumes, multiple naked people, a dead animal and multi-national branded acupuncture.

The performance was part of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, which continues through July 28 at venues around Brooklyn. Conceived as a mass performance, the festival brings together artists, curators, critics, gallery directors and cultural organizers working together to ‘perform’ a festival as festival and commentary on the “festival.”

We loved it, and we think Mr. Artaud would have loved it, too. The art was amazing, and the great company made it all the better.

In fact, it was such a hit we plan to do it all again this week.

Join us next Friday for more food, drinks, bikes, and art!

We’ll meet at7:30pm at Skytown in Bushwick, then at 9pm we’ll cycle over to Grace Exhibition Space for more performance with the BIPAF!

RSVP here

 

 

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