On Being Pauly D by DJ Pauly D

September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Over at Are You My Other? AM and I have been having some pretty intense conversations about what it means to become oneself. Needless to say, when I saw this video of DJ Pauly D as DJ Pauly D, I was speechless.

and…


because this is somehow oddly fascinating and YES because we are still watching

want more? here is a recent Snooki tumbl.

Creating Resistance: Using the Arts in Challenging Racial Ideologies

September 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

I am so excited to announce that on November 5th 2010, I will be presenting at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies at DePaul University in Chicago.

Creating Resistance: Using the Arts in Challenging Racial Ideologies
A Roundtable Discussion Moderated by Laura Kina with Alejandro T. Acierto, Maya Escobar, Tina Ramirez, and Jonathan Reinert
DePaul University Student Center |  11/5/2010 |  10:15 am

CONFERENCE IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This roundtable focuses on the use of the arts as a strategy to discuss, challenge, and confront ideologies of race and mixed-heritage identities. The panelists involved – each of whom work in different artistic fields – will present their work either via performance or through a discussion of their current work and the process that helped produce such work. The discussion will highlight how identifications of mixed heritage have integrated, collided, or been negotiated within and through their work while also placing their work within the complex relationship between art, activism, and organizing. Additionally, the panelists will address how their creative projects have been used strategically within specific contexts while also reflecting upon the reception of their work among the public. Likewise, they will address the relevance and necessity of this type of work within the “multiracial/post-racial” framework and how their work speaks to those issues to challenge racial expectations and stereotypes.

As experienced cultural producers of various mediums, the panelists will also open up a forum for discussion about their own experience with specific art forms and how those mediums have presented various challenges, limitations, and problems in addressing ideologies of race. The audience will be encouraged to participate in the discussions by contributing their own experiences of using the arts critically and strategically as well as responding to the panelist’s remarks and performances.


Multiple identities align in Behind The Scenes Acciones Plasticas プリクラ

CREATIVE RESISTANCE ROUNDTABLE BIOS

LAURA KINA
Laura Kina is an artist, independent curator, and scholar whose research focuses on Asian American art and critical mixed race studies. She is an Associate Professor of Art, Media and Design, Vincent de Paul Professor, and Director of Asian American Studies at DePaul University. She is a 2009-2010 DePaul University Humanities Fellow. She earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she studied under noted painters Kerry James Marshall and Phyllis Bramson, and she earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in Riverside, California and raised in Poulsbo, WA, the artist currently lives and works in Chicago, IL with her husband, Mitch, and their daughter, Midori, and her stepdaughter, Ariel. Her work has shown internationally is represented in Miami, FL by Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts.

ALEJANDRO T. ACIERTO
Alejandro T. Acierto is an active collaborative musician, improviser, composer and sound artist whose innovative work in contemporary music and performance has led Time-Out New York to call him a “maverick of new music”. His creative output embraces an ambiguous aesthetic that integrates music, sound, performance art, and installation based on historical narratives and his own experience as a third and fourth generation Mexican Filipino American. He recently won the Sidney and Mary Kleinman Prize in Composition and was granted a composers’ residency fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His work has also been featured by Trifecta Publishing, a curated collection of multimedia works by diverse artists.

Acierto holds a Masters’ degree in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music and received his Bachelors’ degree in clarinet performance and composition with a minor in Asian American Studies from DePaul University. He has performed and presented his work in Germany, Austria, Italy, France, and across the US. He is a founding member of the New York-based ai ensemble and Chicago-based chamber orchestra ensemble dal niente and is currently freelancing in New York City.

MAYA ESCOBAR
Maya Escobar a performance artist, Internet curator, and editor. She uses the web as a platform for engaging in critical community dialogues that concern processes by which identities are socially and culturally constructed. She performs multiple identities, sampling widely from online representations of existing cultural discourses. Her identifications as a Latina-Jewish artist, dyslexic blogger, activist and educator are indexed by the blogs she keeps, the visual and textual links she posts, the books, articles, and blog posts she cites, the public comments she leaves, and the groups she joins.

Escobar received her MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited work in Spain, Guatemala, United States, Germany, Venezuela and Chile.

TINA RAMIREZ
Tina Ramirez is a Filipino Colombian writer, educator and youth organizer, claiming roots as a country mouse and a city mouse (Kansas-born, Chicago-bred). She has co-developed curriculum with youth spaces such as YAWP! (Young Asians With Power!) and MCYP (Multi-Cultural Youth Project), using creative self-expression as a vehicle to explore identity politics and community-based issues. She was a core organizer with Kitchen Poems, an Asian Pacific American writing workshop, and currently serves on the board for the Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans. She has self-published two chapbooks and performed at various venues, including Free Street Theater, Judson Memorial Church, and Insight Arts.

Tina received a B.A. in Literary Studies and Creative Writing from Beloit College and an A.M. from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration with a focus on youth development, nonprofit administration and education policy. She currently works with community schools in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

JONATHAN REINERT
Jonathan Reinert was born in Tuguegarao, Philippines. At three and half years of age, he was adopted into a German American family in 1987. Jonathan lived in Kirkwood, Missouri for 15 years before leaving to attend college in Chicago where he graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Art and Art History and a concentration in painting and drawing. Inspired by the work of Vito Acconci and Chris Burden, Jonathan began experimenting with video performance art toward the end of his college career. His debut performance, “Twenty Twinkies,” was a surprising success and compelled him to pursue a career in video production and documentary filmmaking.

Jonathan has recently finished his studies as graduate student in Asian American Studies at UCLA. His master’s thesis film, Left on Lockett Lane, is an autobiographical work which examines his experiences growing up in the Midwest as an Asian adoptee and was awarded official selection in 2010 Los Angeles Visual Communications Asian Pacific Film Festival. Jonathan will spend the remainder of the year submitting Left on Lockett Lane to various film festivals across the country and is in the process of applying to film schools for the fall of 2011.

Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies

September 26, 2010 § 2 Comments

Come join me at the 1st annual Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies, at DePaul University in Chicago, November 5-6, 2010.

The CMRS conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines nationwide. Recognizing that the diverse disciplines that have nurtured Mixed Race Studies have reached a watershed moment, the 2010 CMRS conference is devoted to the general theme “Emerging Paradigms in Critical Mixed Race Studies.”

Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the institutionalization of social, cultural, and political orders based on dominant conceptions of race. CMRS emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries in order to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. CMRS addresses local and global systemic injustices rooted in systems of racialization.

I will be presenting at the conference on November 5th in a roundtable discussion moderated by Laura Kina, on the use of arts in challenging racial ideologies. My next post will include more information on the roundtable and on my fellow panelists: Alejandro T. Acierto, Tina Ramirez, and Jonathan Reinert.

II VVVIENAL DE VIDEO ARTE VALPARAÍSO

September 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

I really need to get to Chile…  The incredibly talented curator and artist Menru Silva Avila, just informed me that my work is featured in II VVVienal de Video Arte Valparaíso 2010!
II VVVIENAL DE VIDEO ARTE VALPARAÍSO 2010

II VVVIENAL DE VIDEO ARTE VALPARAÍSO 2010

29 DE SEPTIEMBRE AL 2 DE OCTUBRE

INAUGURACIÓN Y SORTEO GRAN RIFA GRAN
“AUTOGESTIÓN ARTESANAL”

29 DE SEPTIEMBRE 20:00 HRS.
CINE CONDELL / CALLE CONDELL 1585
NOS TOMAMOS EL EX CINE PORNO!!!!

PROGRAMA GENERAL
MIÉRCOLES 29 DE SEPTIEMBRE
20:00 Hrs. INAUGURACIÓN.
VIDEO INSTALACIONES

21:30 Hrs a 23:00 Hrs.
DATURA STRAMONIUM
ESTILO EXPERIMENTAL LIBRE + VISUALES
INSTALACIÓN PERFORMÁTICA COLECTIVO COMBI-NATION / PA QUE TE PIQUE

JUEVES 30 DE SEPTIEMBRE

12:00Hrs a 13.00 hRS
CONVERSACIÓN CON RITA FERRER / MODERA GUISELA MUNITA

15:30 Hrs a 22:00 Hrs.
EXHIBICIÓN DE VIDEOS E INSTALACIONES.

21:00 Hrs a 23:00 Hrs
TETONES
MÚSICA ELECTROACÚSTICA EXPERIMENTAL + VISUALES
DJ FRACASO + VISUALES
ELECTRO PY

VIERNES 1 DE OCTUBRE

12:00Hrs a 13.00 hRS
CONVERSACIÓN CON FRANCISCO HUICHAQUEO “EL DISCURSO POLÍTICO EN LA ESTÉTICA AUDIOVISUAL” / MODERA GUISELA MUNITA

15:30 Hrs a 22:00 Hrs.
EXHIBICIÓN DE VIDEOS E INSTALACIONES.

20:00 Hrs a 21:00 Hrs
TERAPIA GRUPAL / MÚSICA EXPERIMENTAL + VISUALES ANÁLOGAS

21:00 Hrs a 22:00 Hrs
REINOSO SANTANA SMITH (ELECTRÒNICA Y CACHIVACHES VARIOS)

ESTARÁN PRESENTANDO UN HOMENAJE AUDIOVISUAL DEDICADO A LA MEMORIA DEL DR. JORGE KAPLAN MEYER Y SU EQUIPO, QUIENES REALIZARON EL PRIMER TRANSPLANTE DE CORAZÓN EN CHILE. PARA ELLO SE HARÀN VALER DE UNA SERIE DE IMAGENES PERTENECIENTES A LOS REGISTROS DEL DOCTOR KAPLAN Y QUE LLEVA POR NOMBRE “CUIDADANO DE BUEN CORAZÒN”
DURACIÒN: 21 MIN.

ALE PEREZ: WWW.ELPUEBLODECHINA.ORG

SÁBADO 2 DE OCTUBRE

12:00Hrs a 13.00 hRS
PREM SARJO y ROCÍO CASAS BULNES, DIÁLOGO ENTORNO A SU PERFORMANCE RAVOTRIL / MODERA GUISELA MUNITA

15:30 Hrs a 22:00 Hrs.
EXHIBICIÓN DE VIDEOS E INSTALACIONES.

21:00 Hrs a 22:00 Hrs
CEREMONIA DE CLAUSURA.
EDIFICA & PORTALUPPI / VJ DJ

EXPOSITORES II VVVIENAL VIDEO ARTE VALPARAÍSO

CHILE

CECILIA VICUÑA / GIOVANNI LONGO / FERNANDA BARROS / KLAUDIA KEMPER / PAULO FERNÁNDEZ / SENORITAUGARTE / MELANIA LYNCH / CYNTHIA JACKSON / ZAIDA GONZALES / CARLOS SILVA / JUVENAL BARRÍA / JESSICA BRUNA / PREM SARJO / FRANCISCO HUICHAQUEO / MATIAS BIGGS / VICTOR URZÚA / MARIANA GUZMÁN / FRANCISCA VILLELA/ GIANFRANCO FOSCHINO / PABLO VERGARA / MARÍA JOSÉ ROJAS BOLLO / PABLO ULLOA/ MYRÉN URIARTE / N.A.R / ALVARO HERZ / GABRIELA RIVER A/ FELIPE ROJAS / ELECTRO PY / DJ FRACASO / COME PERRO FUMA GATO/ TETONES / ANTONIA CRUZ / ROSARIO ATEAGA / MISS3SENORITAS / COLECTIVO LEPIDÓPTERO ACCIÓN DE ARTE AUDIOVISUAL

FRANCIA
JEAN MARC LAMOURE / CAROLINE DELAPORTE / GEE-JUNG JUN / MOIRA TIERNEY

ALEMANIA
DAVID BUOB

POLONIA
MARCIN POLAK
ARKADIUSZ SYLWERSTROWICZ

INGLATERRA
MMMMM

CUBA
ANALÍA AMAYA

GUATEMALA
MAYA ESCOBAR

SELECCIÓN DE VIDEOS CULTORES POPULARES
CENTRO DE LA DIVERSIDAD CULTURAL DE VENEZUELA

SELECCIÓN GENERAL DE VIDEOS REALIZADA POR:
VICTOR HUGO BRAVO
FRANCISCO HUICHAQUEO
CONSUELO ARRIAGADA
MENRU SILVA AVILA

ITINERANCIA II VVVIENAL DE VIDEO ARTE VALPARAÍSO 2010
COMPILACIÓN DE VIDEOS

PIA MICHELLE 30 SEPTIEMBRE AL 02 DE OCTUBRE
CASA BLANCA 13 Octubre
QUILPUE 8- 9 Octubre
VILLA ALEMANA 8- 9 Octubre
QUINTERO 15-16 Octubre
QUILLOTA 22-23 Octubre
LOS ANDES 22- 23 Octubre
VALPARAÍSO / ANIBAL PINTO
29 – 30 Octubre / LANZAMIENTO PÁGINA WEB
WWW.VALPOV.ORG

PATROCINAN
ILUSTRE MUNICIPALIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO
ARTENLINEA
ARTEK
ESCANER CULTURAL
PLATAFORMA CULTURA DIGITAL
PIA MICHELLE
SABORIZANTE

PRODUCE CRUCE

Taking it to Tumblr

September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Prompted by a Google Alert and a recommendation from my friend Carrie Ferguson Weir, I decided it was time for me to set up shop on Tumblr.

below are some of my favorite Tumbls:

Beauty Girls via www.andriabibiloni.com
Andria Morales

In addition to my own Tumblr blog, I also started a Frida Kahlo FANATIC blog Obsessed with Frida Kahlo*.

some of my Frida Tumbls:
Reflex Art Gallery - Yasumasa Morimura
Yasumasa Morimura
ldiggity:  frida. (graphite matchbook drawing) jason d’aquino on view now @ the last rites gallery 
Jason D’Aquino

*Obsessed with Frida Kahlo, is a project I initiated in 2007 with Mexican artist Brenda Hernandez. Watch the video below to find out more:

gracias a la vida

September 7, 2010 § 3 Comments

Recently, I’ve been feeling pretty blue. My papi, being the wise man that he is, tells me to think about all the wonderful things I have going in my life- a family that loves me, a husband that adores me, a wonderful group friends that support me, and a drive and determination to make art at whatever means possible.

He is right- I am a VERY lucky girl.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto.
Me dio dos luceros que, cuando los abro,
perfecto distingo lo negro del blanco,
y en el alto cielo su fondo estrellado
y en las multitudes el hombre que yo amo.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto.
Me ha dado el oído que, en todo su ancho,
graba noche y día grillos y canarios;
martillos, turbinas, ladridos, chubascos,
y la voz tan tierna de mi bien amado.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto.
Me ha dado el sonido y el abecedario,
con él las palabras que pienso y declaro:
madre, amigo, hermano, y luz alumbrando
la ruta del alma del que estoy amando.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto.
Me ha dado la marcha de mis pies cansados;
con ellos anduve ciudades y charcos,
playas y desiertos, montañas y llanos,
y la casa tuya, tu calle y tu patio.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto.
Me dio el corazón que agita su marco
cuando miro el fruto del cerebro humano;
cuando miro el bueno tan lejos del malo,
cuando miro el fondo de tus ojos claros.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto.
Me ha dado la risa y me ha dado el llanto.
Así yo distingo dicha de quebranto,
los dos materiales que forman mi canto,
y el canto de ustedes que es el mismo canto
y el canto de todos, que es mi propio canto.

Gracias a la vida que me ha dado tanto.

gallery of gifs

September 7, 2010 § 1 Comment

Maya Escobar When Metanarratives Collide
When Metanarratives Collide

Maya Escobar Getting Ready
Getting Ready

Maya Rio Animated Gif
Rio Prayed for La Virgen

el es frida kahlo Maya Escobar
el es frida kahlo

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