Farmhouse/Whorehouse: an Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor is part artist lecture, part memoir, and part cultural essay conceived by visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra. It considers the lives of Bocanegra’s grandparents on their small farm in La Grange, Texas, located across the road from the Chicken Ranch, better known as “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” Using text, songs, film, and projections, Bocanegra and Taylor tell a rambling story examining the idyllic place the rural world occupies in our urban imagination as well as the invention of the pastoral in art, contemporary homesteading and back to the land movements, and various utopian communities throughout history. Farmhouse/Whorehouse is the third in a series of performances by Bocanegra, following When a Priest Marries a Witch, starring Paul Lazar, and Bodycast, starring Frances McDormand.
This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Please note that performances are not suitable for children under the age of eight.