Created by Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN and presented in collaboration with the Dance Department at UC Riverside.
The project is a multidisciplinary event pursuing a deeper investigation of the cultural, aesthetic and social complexities embeded in the word “Alterity,” which in itself defies a simple definition: it equally defines both difference and otherness.
The invited participants are directly or indirectly working with this subject matter and experimenting with different forms of performance art, installations, video and dance. The artists themselves, as well as guest lecturers and scholars will be in charge of lectures, workshops and discussions to widen the scope of this unique meeting. The specific dates for this event are February 24th to March 3rd, 2018.
The event will be presented under the umbrella of the The Institute of Global Longing, and it will embrace: the strange, the unconventional, the unaccountable and the unfamiliar. For many years - and even more so today - conservative groups and societies have discriminated against individuals that in many ways are seen as part of, or belonging to, these groups. At first glance, it includes immigrants, queers, people of color, and artists living and working on the margins of society. However, the interdisciplinary offerings will move beyond issues of gender, identity, and sexuality to deal with a larger range of social and aesthetic concerns.
The idea is to create an 8-day event, to offer a dynamic platform and to have an outreach to the larger community of Riverside and the nearby cities.