Echo Park Lake to host floating performance art on Saturday

Raft with horns to be used for Fiesta Perpetua | Martin Cox

ECHO PARK —   Pedal boats and ducks will be sharing Echo Park Lake on Saturday with a floating stage for a day-long series of performances by experimental vocalist and performance artist Carmina Escobar.

The Mexico City artist has been spotted this week testing the horns placed on a wooden raft in preparation for a free, day-long show called Fiesta Perpetua!  Starting at sunrise, Escobar, who will be will be  accompanied by a pair of 30-member Oaxacan youth brass bands,  will stage hourly, simultaneous performances on land and on water (We assume those bands are going to remain on dry land because that small raft will get crowded quic).

What is all of this about? The folks at Machine Project, the alternative art space presenting the event, explain what to expect:

“Carmina Escobar has re-imagined a ritualized day of performance drawing on her experience growing up with processional ritualistic festivals in Mexico. The historic Echo Park Lake will be the setting of these thirteen interventions, providing an opportunity for communal experience and revealing the cross cultural nature of the space. Escobar merges memory and imagination into a window of possibility, pouring sound and movement in and around the lake to propose a syncretism that reclaims a presence in the space.”

The 13 performances are scheduled to held about every hour, beginning shortly before 6 am and concluding at about 8 pm

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  1. I’ve been seeing and hearing parts of the testing/rehearsals – looking forward to this one!

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