digitalculturesnews Fwd: Performance: Glich Body & Nostalgia 1454-2015* Saturday, April 18th at 8:00 PM


The Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures invites you to the following performance directed by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and John Zibell. Please share widely with your networks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Glitch Body &



a migranTech.NO.Art live performance

Directed by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and John Zibell

with Caro Novella, Larry Bogad, Saul Garcia-Lopez & and an ephemeral ensemble of performance artists and dancers

Saturday, April 18th 8:00 PM at the Art Annex at UC Davis

This work confronts post-western nomadic bodies with mobile technologies of surveillance and self-curation from moveable type to genetic code and from the grid patterns of stone-age flax-fiber death shrouds from Çatalhöyük to the ubiquitous pixel of Silicon Valley. Join us in Glitchtopia where there’s never a full presence; there’s only auto-voyeurismo and the selfie. Feel your nostalgia for the present, an impossible present. Let’s put on Google Glass and stalk through the streets of glitchtopia. Freedom lies in the glitch. The glitch is not what you think it is; you are what the glitch thinks you are. Let the glitch think you.

Mexican Performance Artist and Writer Guillermo Gómez-Peña will be in residence at UC Davis to work with theater media maker John Zibell and a group of California-based performance artists on a new performance piece dealing with the effect of new social technologies on the human body, interpersonal relations and fictional memories.

The final performance will be presented at UC Davis’s Art Annex on Saturday April, 18th at 8:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the UC Davis Humanities Innovation Lab, and the Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures. John Zibell is a fellow of the Interdisciplinary Frontiers in the Humanities and Arts (IFHA) program. For directions to the Art Annex click this link:

GomezPenaPoster (1).pdf