Friday, January 04, 2008

BÏTCH, Welcome to America!

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BÏTCH, Welcome to America!

Woman, immigrants, latinos... many groups at many times carry the
weight of the system on their shoulders. The are promised rewards (for them, or perhaps their children) as long as they conform. What is the promise? Assimilation, acceptance and wealth.

This video-installation explores the mundane horror of a human being reduced to an "animal" through behavioral conditioning. There has been a lot of (in our opinion, not enough) resistance to it. Just as the current fashion holds that everything is "information", or the older philosophic fashion of "utility", Skinner's behaviorist regime only works if you throw away much of what makes us human.

Artists' Television Access (ATA
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Friday, January 11, 2007. 7:00 PM Free

Window Installation of YTAELENA LOPEZ & CARLOS BUENO


luis said...

chama, como me gustaria estar alla para ir a la instalacion, se ve muy buena. y ciertamente ese proceso de domesticacion, se da. Aunque nos duela en la mayoria de los casos.
Tienes que poner el video.

Don Juan de Bouchard said...

Muy interesante tu blog y tus dibujos, pasé de visita de curioso y me quedé con ganas de más así qu quizás regreso.