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BILONGO LILA: Nobodies Dies in a Foretold War

A 40-minute live performance-cum-guided meditation takes the audience as the protagonist through a vision of our planet 1500 years in the future. BILONGO LILA expands upon Córdova’s five-year video, music, and performance series Echoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas al fin de los tiempos) premised on a slow ecological decline of earth that results in destruction of historical time and a cultural rebirth for those who remain. Using science-fiction as her model, Córdova is interested in what this future can mean when used to imagine alternative realities for the marginalized: people of color, women, trans and queer folks. BILONGO LILA is concerned with examining white patriarchy and its creature–late technological capitalism–and how both have advanced the conditions evidenced in climate change. Córdova collaborates with seven musicians and three dancers from Mills MFA programs to create a rendition of the score and movement for music videos included in the work.