The Penitential Tyrant: Dolores Is Pain2019

Site-specific performance in three acts. 22'.

The work is a meditation on the history of production, consumption and expansion of popcorn in modern colonial history. It reflects on the historical and socioeconomic intricacies of the global corn industry, its relationship to Mexican culture, and the popularization of popcorn in the United States after the Great Depression. The performance was first presented at Los Angeles Historic State Park—a site that was formerly a cornfield. In 2021 the performance was presented at Centre d'Art la Panera in Lleida and at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge in Barcelona.

Images from the work performed by Jabez Zuniga at Current:LA, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles, USA, 2019. Photographs: Panic Studio LA

For more information: Current:LA, Los Angeles, USA, 2019

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