Archive for September, 2005

Gringo-thon

gringoton video preview A pretty hilarious take on being a gringo in M?xico (17min).

Windows Media Video
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Quicktime Video
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A Film by Greg Berger. More videos at SalonChingon.com

0v3r104d to screen at Getty Center

Surveying the Border: This 90-minute program presents some of the best short video works made by artists since the mid-1970s that take the relation between the United States and Mexico as their subject matter.

  • Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Admission: Free. Reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or register online.

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Politics, Landscape, Humor

The program screens videos that address the experience of immigration and the subsequent reality of living in the neighboring country, including provocative political works by a number of artist activists. More lyrical pieces focus on urban and rural landscapes, while other works comment on the humorous absurdity of stereotypes. The evening encompasses a number of genres of video, including conceptual and performance art, experimental documentary, short fiction, and music video.

Artists in the Program

“Surveying The Border” features work by artists based in Southern California, Tijuana, New York, Mexico City, Florida, El Paso, and Oaxaca. Artists include Greg Berger, Ira Scheider, Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF), Alan Calpe, Ximena Cuevas, Nathan Gibbs, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Art Jones, Andrew Lampert, Jesse Lerner, Yoshua Okon, Sal V. Ricalde, Alex Rivera, Shannon Spanhake, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Bruno Varela, Willie Varela, and others.

Brinco

Brinco
With Brinco, Judi Wertheinhas created a project that links migrants’ efforts to cross the border illegally with the increasing global corporatization of goods and labor. The project is a uniquely designed sneaker, trademarked Brinco. The design of the shoe is inspired by information and materials that are relevant to, and could provide assistance to, those illegally crossing the border. Underscoring the tensions sparked by the global spread and mobility of the maquiladora, the sneaker will be manufactured in China. In counterpoint to its potential for utilitarian use by Mexican migrants, the sneaker will be sold as a one-of-a-kind art object and will be available in the United States during inSite_05 in Blends, a high end sneaker store located in Down Town San Diego. In a single object Judi reveals the contradictions between fashion, competition in the manufacturing industry, and migratory flows, themes that lie and the heart of the dynamics of labor geography in today���s world.

Deport illegal immigrants

Deport illegal immigrants
…found online here.