For the second intervention of their three-month residency as part of MOCA’s Engagement Party program, Slanguage will present Dislexicon: A Word Performance. The term “Dislexicon” combines “dyslexia,” a learning disorder marked by an impaired capacity to interpret spatial relationships, often resulting in severe reading disabilities, with “lexicon,” an inventory of meaningful units in a language. True to its name, Slanguage, a portmanteau itself, will explore the idea of a visual lexicon and its poetics in relationship to text, spoken-word performances, music, and video, turning away from written word in favor of spoken (s)language. Through humor, poetry, text, video, and music, Dislexicon: A Word Performance will examine the many facets of growing up in Los Angeles, metaphorically traversing the urban landscape to mine both its comedic and tragic elements. The performance will feature poetic works by Slanguage members Karla Diaz and Raul “Spew” Vasquez.

4 Responses to “Dislexicon: A Word Performance”

  1. [...] The latest works include painting, set building, and costume designing/making for the upcoming Dislexicon performance. Here is a sneak peek at some members at [...]

  2. MER789 says:

    Bravo! Slanguage hits home!

  3. [...] telling the difference between a face that looks fearful versus surprised, disgusted versus …Dislexicon: A Word Performance Slanguage… intervention of their three-month residency as part of MOCA's Engagement Party program, [...]

  4. Karla Diaz says:

    thank you

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