Guillermo Gómez Peña: INSTANT IDENTITY RITUAL, Gustavo Vasquez: video


The Couple in the Cage: Guatianaui Odyssey (1993) –  Trailer
“In a series of 1992 performances, Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña decked themselves out in primitive costumes and appeared before the public as “undiscovered AmerIndians” locked in a golden cage—an exercise in faux anthropology based on racist images of natives. Presented eight times in four different countries, these simple performances evoked various responses, the most startling being the huge numbers of people who didn’t find the idea of “natives” locked in a cage objectionable. This provocative video suggests that the “primitive” is nothing more than a construction of the West and uses comic fiction to address historical truths and tragedies.”


Man On the Moon by R.E.M. video directed by Peter Care

Collaboration between artist/animator Miwa Matreyek and musician Steven Ellison (Flying Lotus)

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