Informed by Afro-Latinx and Indigenous spiritual practices, the artist Carolina Caycedo and her collaborators reconceptualized several iconic spaces in and around the historic Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles. In the resulting video, brown, Black, and queer bodies move through the grand double staircase of the art gallery, the sweeping sculpture-lined North Vista lawn, and the library’s rare book reading room. In Apariciones/Apparitions the dancers occupy the historic grounds using movements that suggest leisure, labor, and ritual practices.
Carolina Caycedo (b. 1978, London)
HD video, 9:30 min.
With: Marina Magalhães (choreography), Isis Avalos, Samad Guerra, Celeste Tavares, Bianca Medina, Jose Aviles, Natali Miciche
Cinematography: David de Rozas
Courtesy the artist
Commissioned by the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Images: Still from Carolina Caycedo’s Apariciones/Apparitions, 2018. Courtesy the artist
Apariciones/Apparitions is part of the Fine Arts Center’s video series and is organized by Katja Rivera, Curator of Contemporary Art. The series is generously supported by the FAC’s Holaday Fund.
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