with Carmina Escobar, Oguri, Banda Filarmónica Grandeza Oaxaqueña and Banda Filarmónica Maqueos Music
Date & Time
May 20, 2017, 5:48am–7:52pm
Echo Park Lake

Machine Project presents Fiesta Perpetua! A communitas ritual of manifestation at Echo Park Lake, by experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar

Carmina Escobar will be joined by the Banda Filarmónica Grandeza Oaxaqueña and Banda Filarmónica Maqueos Music (each 30-member Oaxacan youth brass bands, both conducted by Yulissa Maqueos), and the international recognized Japanese Butoh dancer, Oguri.

Performances will take place simultaneously on and around the lake, aboard floating rafts and parkspace, from sunrise to sundown, following a mystical algorithmic schedule at hourly intervals.

Carmina Escobar has re-imagined a ritualized day of performance drawing on her experience growing up with processional ritualistic festivals in Mexico. The historic Echo Park Lake will be the setting of these thirteen interventions, providing an opportunity for communal experience and revealing the cross cultural nature of the space. Escobar merges memory and imagination into a window of possibility, pouring sound and movement in and around the lake to propose a syncretism that reclaims a presence in the space.

This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.