Rehearsal of Poncili Creación, No gods only flowers (2022) at MoMA PS1. Photo: Marissa Alper
Poncili Creación will perform No gods only flowers, a visual poem enacted by larger-than-life puppets suspended by 80-foot-boom cranes high above MoMA PS1’s Courtyard, with live musical accompaniment. This free, family-friendly event will take place in the MoMA PS1 Courtyard on July 29th at 7 p.m. and July 30th at 3 p.m.
No gods only flowers vigorously interrupts the urban hardscape of Long Island City with the strength of a flower bursting through pavement to bloom in the summer sun. Liberating the boom crane from its typical activity of heavy lifting in redevelopment, Poncili Creación fantastically animate, in real time, another kind of growth process: photosynthesis. Since 2012, the collective––brothers Pablo and Efrain Del Hierro, and their collaborators––have made spontaneous processions and performances informed by their prior work in dance and experimental theater, and articulated through colorful and manipulable sculptural forms handmade from salvaged polyurethane foam and fabric. Their practice of radical puppetry is an energetic celebration of life, imagination, and absurdity amidst and against dire everyday circumstances. The puppets will remain on view in PS1’s galleries following the performances, as part of Life Between Buildings.