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Shapeshifters Cinema presents Sofía Córdova with Matthew Gonzalez Kirkland still from Echoes of A Tumbling Throne (Odas al fin de los tiempos) by Sofía Córdova

Sofía Córdova presents a live, semi-improvised collaborative sound performance and video screening from her ongoing series, Echoes of A Tumbling Throne (Odas al fin de los tiempos). The score of the piece, co-written by Córdova with Matthew Gonzalez Kirkland as part of their musical collaboration, XUXA SANTAMARIA, will be played live by the duo alongside the video. Echoes of A Tumbling Throne (Odas al fin de los tiempos) is a live sound and video performance suite that imagines our world 1,500 years in the future. The landscape of this future world provides a site for considering new realities unfettered by the current social order while serving as a distorted lens aimed at our present in keeping with the tradition of dystopian science fiction. This work is concerned with lending visibility to marginalized bodies both as the subjects performing in the work itself, and as the focus of the storylines that make up the narrative of this work. While Córdova treads close to ambivalence and ambiguity in terms of revealing whether or not she believes humankind can reorganize for the better in that timespan, her work focuses on fleshing out queer, colored and feminist realities suggesting that the ecological doom and imbalance that permeates her world can ultimately serve as a catalyst for a rebirth that frees those in the margins from contemporary subjugation and racial and gender focused organization, segregation and violence.