Rafa Esparza, building: a simulacrum of power, 2014.

Off-Site Program: RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i don’t miss your heat. but here we are again.

This program takes place in Elysian Park. View the coordinates of the performance site. The star marks the closest parking lot, but there is also street parking available closer to the site.

Rafa Esparza’s RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i don’t miss your heat. but here we are again., is a meditation on the year 2015—the bloodiest in the recorded history of police killings in the United States. In a work that takes the form of a durational poem, elapsing over the course of a day from sunrise to sunset, Esparza will enact the ritualistic practices of digging as a way of highlighting the prevailing effects of a local and national militarized police force.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.