Pedro Gómez-Egaña Object to be Destroyed

Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St MAP

Pedro Gómez-Egaña has created a ceremonial performance built around the careful process of placing two magnetised pendulums in balance. His Object to be Destroyed sets the audience, guided carefully by the performers, on a journey that brings together symbolic and historical time, mystical fantasies, the magical experience of science and the point where bearing witness meets spectacle.


ObjectToBeDestroyed.Trailer from pedro gomez-egana on Vimeo

Performances will repeat every half hour 6-8pm Nov 22 and 5-9pm Nov 23rd.

Concept and Direction: Pedro Gómez-Egaña
Performers: Mina Nishimura, Ximena Garnica, Matthew Davis, Carlos Maria Romero, Elaine Kwon
Dramaturgical Advisor: Bojana Bauer
Off-Site Technical Assistance: Stefan Törner

Co-produced with Entrée. A Performa Project presented as part of the Norwegian Pavilion Without Walls.


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Event Title
Date & Time
  • Tue. Nov 19, 1:00 pm
Pedro Gómez-Egaña’s talk will make an associative exploration of Man Ray’s seminal work Object to be Destroyed and will discuss how the immobility with which the piece is generally exhibited relates to cultural notions of suspension.
Free with RSVP
  • Fri. Nov 22, 6:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 23, 5:00 pm
In a performative response to Man Ray's iconic Object to be Destroyed, Gómez-Egaña considers cultural notions of motion and temporality.