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Body art is radical performance art that uses the artist’s own body to comment visually, sensually and viscerally on identity and to enact the body’s social meanings and expressive possibilities.


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BODY/BAG
Gavin Krastin is a choreographer and performance artist. He describes himself as “a gay, white, South African of a certain privilege and class in relation to other bodies.” He suggests that BODY/BAG deals with race and is intended to “expose and speak to the larger politics that affect us all.”
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GGP Ethno-Techno - Trimming Ones Identity - Asset Thumbail Image
This 1994 clip documents performance activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work with his organisation, the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
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GGP Ethno-Techno - White on White - Asset Thumbnail Image
This 1994 clip documents performance activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work with his organisation, the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
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GGP Ethno-Techno - Censurado - Asset Thumbnail Image
This 1994 clip documents performance activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work with his organisation, the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
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GGP Ethno-Techno - Ethnic Profiling - Asset Thumbnail Image
This 1994 clip documents performance activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work with his organisation, the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
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GGP Ethno-Techno - Sing-along Geography Lesson - Asset Thumbnail Image
This 1994 clip documents performance activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work with his organisation, the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
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GGP Ethno-Techno - El Designer Warrior - Asset Thumbail Image
This 1994 clip documents performance activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work with his organisation, the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
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GGP Ethno-Techno - El Hombre Cucaracha - Asset Thumbnail Image
This 1994 clip documents performance activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work with his organisation, the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.
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GGP Ethno-Techno - Chicano Virtual Reality - Asset Thumbnail Image
This 1994 clip documents performance activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s work with his organisation, the international performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.


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Guillermo Gómez-Peña is an artist, writer, activist, radical pedagogue and director of the performance troupe La Pocha Nostra. His work has contributed to debates on diversity and border culture.
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