Archive for September 2010
Please see below photographs from the presentation of the documentary of The Limit by Laureana Toledo at the Roy and Edna Disney/Calarts Theatre in LA. Disguised as a thirty minute fan documentary, Mexico-city based artist Laureana Toledo’sThe Limit investigates how information and pop culture are digested, how colonialism is still activating our fantasies and expectations, and how the secondary role of women around rock bands is funnily reversed. “As a response to the commission of doing a piece of art in Sheffield addressed to an imaginary spectator that hates art, I decided to put together a cover band that would only play covers by bands from Sheffield––Pulp, Def Leppard, Human League, ABC, Joe Cocker and the Arctic Monkeys,” explains Toledo.
Named after the cult Sheffield nightclub which closed in 1992, The Limit was created in Mexico, pulling musicians from four of the most important groups in the Mexican rock scene––Julián Placencia (Discoruido/IMS), Sergio Acosta (Zoe), Quique Rangel (Cafe Tacvba) and Diego Suárez (Bengala). After playing one local concert at The Tandem Pub in Mexico City, The Limit traveled to Sheffield to play two shows before disbanding.
The screening was followed by a Q&A session with Laureana and music critic Josh Kun.
Laureana Toldeo presents The Limit book and documentary at the Imperial nightclub in Mexico City, photographs below: