Gabriel G Torres
Still is a performance ritual and installation created to explore our identity in a world where we are constantly bombarded by information. Gabriel G Torres will deconstruct his identity in 7 concepts that have gone through the eye of Nat Cors in the shape of videos. For four hours each day, Gabriel will lay down in the center of the space, in fetal position, as the audience is invited to come and explore:
Love, Rage, Sadness, Compassion, Faith, Queerness and Violence.
The audience is also invited to lay down and be still with Gabriel, or simply explore their identities throughout the space.
After four hours, at 8pm every day, Gabriel will make a performance ritual co/directed by Camila Campos Katz to reconstruct his identity, and the identity of those who are willing to stay and embark the journey with him.
Schedule, Wednesday – Sunday
4 – 8pm: Installation open to the public; Torres is meditating in the space.
8 – 9pm: Performance by Torres.
9 – 10pm: Q&A/talkback session with Torres.
To attend a performance, RVSP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, including date and number of guests. Tickets are free, but limited. Donations are highly encouraged: 50% of donations will be given to a non-profit organization that helps Latino LGBTQI community members. 50% will be given to the artists involved.
About the Artists
Gabriel G Torres (Creator) is a multidisciplinary artist from Colombia. Recent Directing Credits include The Bearded Woman by Jei Osorio, The Tank, 2018; (Assistant Dir) La Pola by Oscar Cabreira, Serials, The Flea Theater, 2018; (Artistic Director Assistant) LES Festival For the Arts, Theater for The New City, 2018. As a Teaching Artist, Gabriel’s credit include Cue Drama, Hong Kong, 2018-2019; Jamaica Center for The Arts – 2018. He is a candidate at the New School for a Dual Master/Bachelors Degree in Media Studies and Liberal Social Sciences, and is a student at Riggio’s Honors Democracy and Writing Program.
Camila Campos Katz (Director) is constantly in search of her being/essence. Through the arts she has been able to explore different aspects of herself. Camila has a history with acting for the past 13 years; she began her explorations at Nancy Tunon in Barcelona, followed by an intense study at Augusto Fernandes in Buenos Aires, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City, as well as a two year program at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. She has performed in various independent films as well as in Off Broadway shows. She has recently discovered her love for directing and coaching actors.
For more about Camila, follow her on Instagram.
Natalia “Nat” Cors (Visuals) discovered her passion for art and crafts at an early age through her father (a fashion designer) and during her elementary education with her step-father (a photographer). After graduating from high school in 2010, Natalia moved to NYC. It was during a trip back to her country, she realized she needed to study photography and make it a career instead of a hobby. Her first professional opportunity came in 2013, working as street-style photographer for a fashion magazine. She continued to sharpen her skills covering NYFW as street-style photographer. Natalia is focusing her energies and talent in fashion photography, where she continues to navigate each event with distinguished success. “Photography chose me.”
For more about Natalia, follow her on Instagram.
Manuela Hurtado (Videography Assistant) was born on December 2, 1995 in Medellín, Colombia. She is the second daughter of separated parents. Since she was a girl, she has stood out for her creativity and aptitude for the arts and photography. She studied Audiovisual Communication at the University of Medellín and graduated in May of 2019. In 2017, she was part of the Medellín Film Festival for the video clip “King of the Night.”