As part of AC Institute’s Performance Series for the month of February, Camilo Godoy presents Lecture Demonstration: A Short Account of the Destruction. This performance brings together the artist’s research on writings by Europeans who describe the dance and sexual practices of non-European people in the colonial period. Through this performance, Godoy addresses the representation of sexual desire in dance to celebrate sexual freedom, and challenge the normative and structured sexual politics of our conservative moment.
Camilo Godoy is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the construction of political meanings and histories. His work engages with conceptual, photographic, and choreographic strategies to negotiate questions that confront the politics of citizenship, imperialism and sexuality. Godoy’s work analyzes and challenges past and present historical moments to imagine different subversive ways of being. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia and is based in New York, United States. He is a graduate of The New School with a BFA from Parsons School of Design, 2012; and a BA from Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, 2013. Godoy was recently a resident at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and was a 2015-2017 Artist-in-Residence, Movement Research; 2014 Keyholder Resident, Lower East Side Printshop; 2014 EMERGENYC Fellow, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, NYU; and 2012 Fellow, Queer Art Mentorship. His work has been presented in public space as a billboard in New York and at venues such as Center for Performance Research, New York; Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York; La MaMa Galleria, New York; Donaufestival, Krems; and Mousonturm, Frankfurt, among others.