Saturday, May 9, 2009
Bazuco (BZC) has been working as an art production unit in between Colombia and the USA, with cells in Venezuela, Argentina, and the Netherlands. Headed by artist Juan Obando in association with interaction designer Juan Ospina and designer/musician Juan Rios, BZC has been featured in different exhibitions and publications, including a selection for “Salon Nacional de Artistas” in Colombia in 2008.
As a performance-based unit, BZC has ventured into fashion, radio, prints, music, and video production, creating a variety of live and web shows and products that speak clearly to and about a new hybrid, deterritorialized generation defined by consumption and commercialism.
BAZUCO MEDIA CORPORATION will be creating a “pop-up” retail experience using the multilingual and heavily commercial visuals of Bazuco.
The exhibition will all so include the Dead Druglords. Dead Druglords is a one-night party/event involving a DJ set, latin mash-up and live performers with a visual and interactive show that includes a narcoaesthetic language, heavily influenced by the imaginary of the latin druglord of the 80s and 90s in the USA.
This performance will include the channeling of Pablo Acosta and Amado Carrillo Fuentes that will dance from the dead while an airplane piñata full of “Colombian candy” waits to be smashed down the by St. Louis crowd. Live video projections of animated sequences and DJ sets of Salsa and Reggaeton-mashups will entertain and engage the public. Additionally, this night will include live performances by Colombo American band Drumkit, and Lafayette-based electro act Analog Zebra.
! Come one Come all !