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Rinpoche Luk & Coco Rico @ dOCUMENTA(13)

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Dear Friends,

Rinpoche Luk and Coco Rico have been collaborating with Sin Kabeza Productions across the infinite void to produce a new series of works that explore (r)Evolutionary Consciousness!

If you visit dOCUMENTA(13) make sure to see our contribution to The Worldly House: An Archive Inspired by Donna Haraway’s Writings on Multispecies Co-Evolution!

If you are there in September, you might even see an apparition…

Luk Kahlo was (re) born in Mexico City in 2544 of the Buddhist calendar, 5119 in the Mayan Great Cycle. He claims to have lived and worked with Frida Kahlo in a past life. In 2003 he crossed the US-Mexico border and led a nomadic life between the US, Latin America and Europe. In 2009, he joined Coco Rico as a co-presidential  candidate in a transpecies anarchist platform that articulates the basis for a just society. Luk is remembered by his students as a rinpoche, a being of love. His teachings continue in a not so distant galaxy.

Coco Rico is a cyborg interventionist that trespasses across the tissue of space and time to promote feminist, anarchist, and multispecies approaches to consciousness. Her name embodies the cry of the rooster and its call for awakening. She is committed to the elaboration of alternate political imaginaries through speculative feminism and fiction. Since 2002 she has been running for president even though she doesn’t want to win. In 2008 her companion species toy poodle, Luk Kahlo, joined her as a co-presidential candidate. Their transpecies anarchist political platform seeks to develop a transpecies, transhistorical, transnational, transborder worlding that articulates the basis for a just society. Her most recent performances are inspired by naturalcultural rituals performed by indigenous healers and shamans throughout the universe.

Rememering Art Farm’s Pigs

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Pig Love

Pig Love

Between 2004 and 2005 my colleague and friend  Cheto Castellano invited me to observe his participation on Wim Delvoye’s Art Farm project, where live pigs were tattooed. The project was supposed to save the pigs from the slaughterhouse by transforming them into “art.” Tragically, the ethical and aesthetic proposal of the project changed drastically at the end of the year when Wim Delvoye, Inc. decided to slaughter many of the pigs in order to sell them on the art market and exhibit them worldwide.  In June of 2005, before the pigs were harvested, I got a chance to play with them, and got down and dirty.  Our modest bestiality was a joyous occasion of trans-animal passion and play.

Cheto’s new experimental documentary and trailer, My Art Farm Diary, highlights behind the scenes footage which emphasizes the social life of Art Farm and focuses on the relationships built amongst the workers and the pigs. In support of his critical activism and in the hopes of finding more allies across species, I am posting my video with the pigs for a limited time on youtube: Coco Rico’s Art Farm Intervention.

Coco Rico’s Art Farm Intervention was selected by Extreme Narcissist to appear in Turn *On, an event organized by the Artivistic Collective in Montreal, and which explores alternative approaches to sexuality, activism and pleasure.

And for those of you who LOVE Coco’s distinctive approach to porn, make sure to vote for her symbiotic trans-species love making on XVideos and PornoNY!

As of January 1 2011 Coco Rico has

5,932 hits on XVideos

379,380 clicks on PornoNY

Manifest your cyborg porn citizenship, Vote Coco Rico!

In memory of Art Farm’s pigs…

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