Sarah Jones on TED 2 loves combined

My friend Jamie Aguirre  who you can visit here and here posted this wonderful  Sarah Jones video for TED on my facebook page. Jones asks to what extent do we self construct? I feel like a little kid in a candy store, really, I do. Here is another Sarah Jones video. Have I mentioned how…

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Fritz and Carianne: Litter and Paper Airplanes

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Ga Bless you Ma

From the Vanessa Hidary the Hebrew Mamita UPDATE: this post generated these responses RIO YANEZ: El Rio’s got The Hebrew Mamita’s back in the Bay Area, f’sho! Hidary’s ability to discuss her Jewish identity and experiences while talkin’ hella mad shit is amazing. She’s a kindred spirit to my Ghetto Frida project. After watching the…

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ongoing intertextual exchange

The other day I posted a link on facebook to an article by Kevin Kelly on vizual literacy. Both Eric Repice and Eliyahu Enriquez responded to this post, and Eliyahu wrote a post about this exchange on his blog…. The following is a repost of Eliyahu’s post Vizual Literacy RT/Hat Tip @mayaescobar Tools for Vizuality Excerpt…

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Artista disléxica del Internet

Por David Sperber en Ma’arav Israeli Arts and Culture Magazine Traducción de Gonzalo Escobar (de Traducción de Shlomit Nehorai) Maya Escobar es sin ninguna duda una de las personas más de moda en el desarrollo del arte judío-estadounidense. Escobar se define como “artista disléxica del Internet”. Y para ver su trabajo uno no necesita ir muy lejos.…

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Berlin’s Eruv at the 2009 Conney Conference on Jewish Art

I will be presenting Berlin’s Eruv at the 2009 Conney Conference: Performing Histories, Inscribing Jewishness at University of Wisconsin Madison. Berlin’s Eruv is a conceptual project that addresses the assumed non-presence of Jews in Germany. Berlin does not actually have an eruv. There is however, an active Jewish community, one that is frequently overshadowed by…

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Frida Kahlo at the synagogue: Maya Escobar

Frida Kahlo at the synagogue: Maya Escobar and the young Jewish-American Creation by David Sperber in Ma’arav Israeli Arts and Culture Magazine. translation by Shlomit Nehorai ARTICLE IN SPANISH & HEBREW Maya Escobar is no doubt one of the ‘hottest’ things developing in the Jewish-American art scene. Escobar defines herself “dyslexic internet artist”. And in…

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breaking down the elephant

Ruth at the writing center (who somehow amazingly manages my artistic craziness and dyslexia) helped me come up with this metaphor for my work, based on the story of the elephant and the blind men. I think it might become my artist statement. ******************************************** Some people think that I am the true representation of the…

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