Carlos Lara, “Pulque de Ciudad”, performance

14 October 2022, 19:00


"Pulque de ciudad" is an edible installation, a performance of eating, a mantra that devours and an intervention the activates the senses of smell and our taste buds.

During "Pulque de ciudad" three ephemeral sculptures are activated: through a grill that will cut a mantra, an agave of beer cartons from which natural pulque will sprout and a series of tortillas stamped with black sauce, history is approached from the ashes of the present.

A menu questions how we shape our identities and where our rituals come from, the relationship between the processes of industrialization to the processes of mestizaje, the community as a survival strategy and the decision to transmit or subvert traditions.

The work explores the various ways in which identity is constructed through symbolic networks related to processes related to industrial modernization and how the culture of work has been used under the framework of a "civilizing process" as a vehicle for progress, the capitalization of leisure time and forced displacement at the mercy of modernization. Furthermore, the works questions the promises and failures of modernity in Latin America.
Free admission
Language: English

Carlos Lara, is a multidisciplinary artist born in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico, 1994. He has a degree in Arts from the University of Monterrey (UDEM), as well as diplomas in photography, engraving, sculpture and painting.