CABEZA DEBACLE

at Machine Project

The CABEZA DEBACLE explored the story of 16th century conquistador, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, whose appetite for new world discovery was quickly supplanted by shipwreck, starvation, tribal enslavement, and tactical shamanism.

The event consisted of a communal reading of de Vaca's report to the Monarchy of Spain and a nude screening (hosted by members of a local naturist group) of a film titled CABEZA DE VACA. Machine Project was transformed into a period accurate 16th century salon complete with an entire leg of Jamón Ibérico.