Updated: Jan 31, 2019
A psychological and physiological investigation of identity, intimacy and isolation. The work delves in the masculine/feminine dichotomy to expose, examine and undermine its binary construction as it simultaneously manipulates the concept and construction of the self that exists in the virtual realm.
It was made possible with support from Movement Research Artist-in-Residence program and with additional support from CPR with support from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.
"“Look at this!” Antonio Ramos demands, in his naked, lewd, and extravagantly danced “Mira El!” Ramos’s work trains the spotlight on his – and others’ – bodies. An artist whose facebook page has been removed more than once for its resemblance to a porn page, his offering with the Gang Bangers wasn’t surprising, and it certainly commanded attention." READ MORE
"Antonio Ramos and the Gang Bangers presented Mira El! last week at the Abrons Arts Center Underground Theater as part of the 2016 American Realness Festival. Mira El! commands the audience’s attention and prompts an investigation of identity, intimacy, and isolation. The dancers boldly display their naked bodies in the face of moral codes and social norms, questioning our virtual existences that are often constructed by false or contrived circumstances and appearances." READ MORE