Livin' La Vida Imelda
Since 2004, performance artist and cultural activist CARLOS CELDRAN has been performing his multi-media 1970's Philippine history and disco themed Livin' La Vida Imelda tour/ performance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex. His performance explores issues of Cold-War geopolitics, the global influence of Hollywood, Philippine Post-colonial cultural identity and it's constructs, the ideals of democracy in developing nations, and the creation of what CELDRAN likes to call: "State sanctioned arts & culture".
This gossipy performance is framed by the biography of the Philippine's flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos and set to disco music.
In lieu of the setting provided by Mrs. Imelda Marcos' commissioned architecture, CELDRAN will be using handmade visual guides, multi-media and selected artworks among the Silverlens collection as a jumping point for the Livin' La Vida Imelda narrative. This is the third time CELDRAN has transposed the performance to a gallery setting. "Livin' La Vida Imelda - The Performance" premiered in 2011 at Twist Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
There will be 19 show dates, these are scheduled on:
February 13*, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28
March 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16
All shows start promptly at 7:30 pm