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Performance of “The Golden Circle” at 8 pm

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Human Resources is pleased to present WW\, a new exhibitio n and performance by artists Gustavo Herrera and S pencer Douglass.

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Including video\, sculptural installation\, an d performance\, the work in this exhibition loosely draws on the life of Wi lliam Walker (1824-1860)\, a US lawyer who organized private military exped itions into Latin America with the intention of establishing English-speaki ng colonies under his personal control. Regarded by some as a pirate and by others as a general\, Walker invaded Nicaragua in 1855 and installed himse lf President\, marking the first portion of his never realized geopolitical territory “The Golden Circle.” The video WW is a fictional account of Walk er’s last days in exile in Honduras\, before he was executed by the British and Honduran governments.

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WW is a direct and inward look into the darker depravity of human nature when entrenched in power. It is about the American idealization of remembered history and the self-imposed amnesi a that ensues in the wake of that which falls out of the historical cannon. WW deals with how colonialism has been used in western thought to pardon t he exploitation of human and natural resources. WW is not a historical or b iographical reflection of William Walker\, but more a meditation on what it means to be consumed with the lure of absolute power. WW reveals a world of repressed desires\, which take the form of psycho sexual schisms of sleazy Babylonian kitsch\, at once depraved and gaudy\, yet all too hum an.

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