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.
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 GÃ³mez-PeÃ±a, Art Jones, Andrew Lampert, Jesse Lerner, Yoshua Okon, Sal V. Ricalde, Alex Rivera, Shannon Spanhake, RubÃ©n Ortiz Torres, Bruno Varela, Willie Varela, and others.