Sunday, April 07, 2013

Mextasy and Tex[t]-Mex on the Road @ School of Visual Arts, NY | "Bandit, Succubus, Gigolo, Maid, & Fiend: 20th and 21st Century Latina/o Bodies in the Imagination of the Americas" | William Nericcio

Here's the promo:

Bandit, Succubus, Gigolo, Maid, & Fiend
20th and 21st Century Latina/o Bodies in the Imagination of the Americas

William A. Nericcio
University of Guelph, October 27, 2011 | Thursday

A brief multimedia presentation examining dominant trends in the representation of Latinas and Latinos in American popular culture. From Hollywood to Madison Avenue, specific and damaging visions of Latina/o subjectivity have infected the synapses of Americans, and Mexicans alike--these "ethnic mannequins" (Speedy Gonzales, Charo, the Frito Bandito, etc) come to dominate consciousness, leading to a renaissance on racialized hatred currently en vogue in the U.S. from New York to California, from Arizona to Georgia. If Lou Dobbs says that Mexicans are "diseased" and John McCain contends (with a straight) face the illegal immigrants are starting forest fires, and Rush Limbaugh tells his listeners to tell "Mexicans" to go back to their country, what is the result? Research would seem to suggest these collective efforts have led to a resurgence of anti-Latino hate and hate crimes at the very moment demographically that the lands of Uncle Sam are more decidedly Latino/a. 

The presentation will feature excerpts from Tex[t]-Mex, Eyegiene, the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog and art from Mextasy.

an early version of this presentation was delivered at the
University of Guelph a couple of years back...

Here are some image notes for the SVA presentation...

more here

eyegiene piece on cristina rivera garza


izel vargas piece


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