CalArts Center for New Performance and Duende CalArts welcome back celebrated Mexican performance group, Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol, for their second residency. Their latest project, El Camino Donde Nosotros Lloramos, seeks to investigate the migration of the people from the Mixtec Region in Oaxaca to the state of California. We want to know the stories of Mixtec migrants that live in the US, and we want to narrate what happens in the communities with boys and girls that grow up knowing that somewhere North there is a place, which they do not know, but where a few of their family and neighbors live; a place where they themselves may live. As a starting point we ask ourselves: Why and since when do certain human beings have the right to cross certain borders while others cannot?
Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol are artists Luisa Pardo and Gabino Rodríguez. In 2003 they began to develop projects as a mechanism to link work and life, to erase borders. Their work seeks to provide meaning, to articulate, dislocate and unravel what is generally overlooked.