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GRUPO ANAN // JOES CANTINA AT CUDAYH  AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2015

Joes Cantina was a two week active installation at Cudayh outdoor gallery space, Los Angeles created by artist duo Grupo Anan. Investigating the multiple mythologies and written histories surrounding the ownership of land and colonization inside inside the Los Angeles basin. Joes Cantina created a temporary mythological place that could exist outside of linear and historical time, meanwhile facilitating a social space fueled by Tamales and Pulque.

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At the top of of Locke Avenue, an old dirt track in Los Angeles that leads us to the top of a hill, there are two old foundations.

These foundations would have held the houses of some people in the early 20th century. We have no idea who they were, but we do know that both them and their houses are now gone. As of course we will be some day soon.

They had a lovely view, we have been working on the top of this hill each day lately wondering about it. Wondering about the invisible line that transcends our matrix, the one that connects the image that embedded itself into their eye as they glanced out east from the hill to the image which is now so embedded into ours.

Joes Cantina is a scenario on a hill. A kind of imaginary excavation, or a mining of something that might appear in the future. It is something we imagined might once have been here, or will be here, and that is now actually here, perhaps for the second time, maybe the third. Soon it will be gone again and then, again, it will have once been here. This kind of regurgitation of matter, of energy, of ideas, to us seems so realistic. I mean it's actually happening isn't it? . We are not pretending.

We are pushing toward fantasy as a mission toward realism.

Huge leaps in human evolution have been made over the course of human kind, some of them very unexplained and mysterious. All kinds of conclusions have been made, some theorized alien interventions, Arthur C. Clarke envisioned his own interpretation with the monolith.

We attempted to push linear time out of the cantina window as we embody the circular, we were breathing in and out, deeply now, and acknowledging the rhythm that will be inside our body, the fractal rhythm that is embodied inside human time, inside human evolution.

So what happens when some group of humans get the idea into their minds that it is up to them to disrupt that rhythm? To push toward a belief of how things ought to go - toward an idea of destiny.

How is it ever more than simply a fantasy? That too often has very tragic consequences.

Grupo Anan presents Joes Cantina at Cudayh 3926 Locke Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Joes Cantina, Columbia heading west, 2015

Joes Cantina, Monolith, 2015

Joes Cantina, Monolith, 2015

Joes Cantina, 2015

Joes Cantina, sign, 2015

Joes Cantina, 2015

Joes Cantina, setting up, 2015

Joes Cantina, Mural by Orion Shepard, 2015

Joes Cantina, 2015

Joes Cantina, Monolith, 2015

Joes Cantina, 2015

Joes Cantina, 2015

Joes Cantina, 2015

Joes Cantina, 2015

Joes Cantina, 2015

Joes Cantina, Marcel Alcala reading, 2015

Joes Cantina, Marcel Alcala reading, 2015

Joes Cantina, Sarah Gail reading, 2015

Joes Cantina, Marcel Alcala reading, 2015

Grup show at Joes Cantina

Joes Cantina, Grup Show installation, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show installation, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show installation, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show installation, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show installation, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show installation, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show BBQ, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show, 2015

Joes Cantina, Grup Show, 2015