"After Going Out: Oil Spill Remix" features a poem by Sandra Alland, music by Y Josephine and video footage of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The piece focuses on cultures of resistance to war, occupation and environmental destruction. By referencing Ipperwash in Canada, Zorras question general conceptions about what constitutes occupation. There is also an underlying narrative of how activist subcultures can be silenced or ostracized.
Zorras make poetry-music-video-weirdness fusion. With megaphones.
Scottish-Canadian poet Sandra Alland and Venezuelan musician Y. Josephine formed the multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, in Edinburgh in 2007. They quickly became known for their unique bilingual mixture of text, sound poetry, percussion, singing, guitar, electric bass, megaphones and projected images. Zorras inject passion and humour into both personal experiences and cutting observations of our troubling times. The result is strangely alluring musical stories.
Zorras are dedicated to collaboration and experimentation, and have worked with many artists and collectives in UK, Germany, Spain, Netherlands and Canada. They also founded and curate Edinburgh's queer and trans cabaret, 'Cachín Cachán Cachunga!!' an event which focuses on migrant, racialized, disabled and Deaf LGBTI communities.