The Formaldehyde Trip oratory performance and screening.
The Formaldehyde Trip (2017) is a twisted mythical speculative fiction aspiring to materialize and activate the ghost/spirit/body/ of the murdered Mixtec activist Bety Cariño. It imagines the journey of Bety through the underworld, where the seed of her struggle against dispossession is to be nourished and multiplied. Throughout this trans-temporal journey, she finds companions in widows, witches, both sexed animals and deities, who escort her towards a gut-awakening, dirty, re-birth ceremony.
Naomi Ricón Gallardo (US/Mexico) is an artist and researcher currently based in Vienna studying for her PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts. Ricón Gallardo’s work addresses initiatives related to the creation of counter-worlds in neo-colonial settings and integrates her interest in DIY aesthetics, intersectional feminisms, speculative fictions, queer theory and critical pedagogy. Recent exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; X Bienal de Nicaragua; Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln, Germany; and MUMOK, Vienna. http://naomirincongallardo.org
Part of our Queer Futures public programme and exhibition.
Queer Futures is a public programme of events and exhibition exploring narratives for queer resistance, from mythology and folklore to speculative science fiction. The programme will include performances, screenings, discussions and workshops and each event will leave a contribution in the space to form a gradually expanding archive.