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Sofía Córdova Reception

with Performance by XUXA SANTAMARIA

About the Event


Sep 15, 2022, 6 – 8pm



Join us for the opening reception of Sofía Córdova: Backed Up Into Dawnwith musical group XUXA SANTAMARIA at 7:00 PM. No advance registration required.

XUXA SANTAMARIA is artist Sofía Córdova’s collaborative experimental music project with partner and fellow artist Matthew Gonzalez Kirkland. Their conceptual dance music channels feminist sci-fi, the Final Fantasy 7 OST, So So Def Bass All-Stars Volumes 1–3, Garbage, Kid Creole, Celia Cruz y La Sonora Matancera, and The Stooges variously or all at once. In March 2015, the duo released a mixtape, Billionair Rainbow —a 6-track, bilingual meditation on societal alliances and entanglements with money, desire, power, debt, and revulsion. Their first album, Chucha Santamaria y Usted, was released in 2011 to cult acclaim. In addition to these song-based projects, they have created a series of one-off, semi-improvisational, long-form experimental performances, including Song4Sanctuary at San Francisco City Hall (commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission) and WALL at the Internet Archive (as part of the Soundwave Biennial). They also score all of Cordova’s video art and installations. (Ratskin Records) More on SoundCloud