Justin Favela - Family Fiesta: Double Negative
Justin Favela
Family Fiesta: Double Negative
  • May 9, 2015.

    Given its art-historical and institutional significance, Michael Heizer's Double Negative was the perfect location for Family Fiesta. It is a man-made outdoor location, with plenty of shade, places to sit, and great acoustics for banda music that begged for a party.

    Family Fiesta consists of the artist’s family, food, drinks, and music. In this performance, the public is encouraged to participate in the celebration firsthand by engaging in games, dances, music, cuisine, and piñata time—all put on by Justin and his family.

    In Family Fiesta the event is taken out of its traditional context (a cookout in a backyard or a park) to unconventional locations, seeking to highlight people’s expectations of a fiesta and, at the same time, dismantling notions of location and institutional inclusion.

    photos: Mikayla Whitmore
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