behind the scenes acciones plásticas purikura

Here are some behind the scenes images from the many Acciones Plásticas プリクラ photo shoots. The Latina Hipster The Homegirl The Homegirl putting on fake nails (lovin’ the shabbos candlesticks and theory books in the background) The Avodah Girl The 612er ——————————————————— Check out this inspiring write-up on Acciones Plásticas プリクラ on Truth and Healing…

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Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity

I met Ben Schachter at the 2009 Conney Conference on Jewish Art: Performing Histories, Inscribing Jewishness, where coincidentally, we both presented Eruv themed works. In addition to making humorous Jewish themed conceptual art, Ben is a curator and is the man behind Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity. I have a few pieces from…

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rio prayed for la virgen de guadalupe and instead got…

If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am quite the fan of awful horrible animated gifs.  As I continue to work with seeNoga and Rio Yañez on the Jewish characters from Acciones Plásticas プリクラ: The Jewess Blogging Queen, The Avodah Girl and The 612er; I thought I would share this terrible image created early on…

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acciones plásticas goes プリクラ chicano style

Acciones Plásticas プリクラ Acciones Plásticas プリクラ is a collaboration between artists Maya Escobar and Rio Yañez. The Latina Hipster a bad-ass Morrissey-lovin’, tuff-girl sexy chica The Latina Role Model a diploma totin’ intellectual, sexy, social media goddess The Homegirl a hybridized version of Escobar’s Midwestern Chach and Yañez’s West Coast Chola. In Acciones Plásticas Escobar created…

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Talking About Orchard Street

photo by Julian Voloj Maya and Gonzalo Escobar create Talking about Orchard Street, a multi-sensory interactive installation that explores the generational transmission of Jewish life through dialog.  The father-daughter duo traveled from Chicago to New Haven to conduct interviews with former members and friends of Orchard Street Shul and to record locals’ stories of growing…

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SHOMER NEGIAH PANTIES ON ESTY

Shomer Negiah Panties have finally arrived!!  Get a them on ShomerNegiahPanties.com and Etsy Shomer Negiah is a concept in Jewish law halacha that prohibits any degree of physical contact with, or touching of, a member of the opposite sex, except for one’s spouse and immediate family. Shomer means “guards”, but due to its common use…

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Nuevos Compañeros: Rio Yañez

My newest partner in crime is the talented, witty, godzilla and pikapika lovin’ Chicano artist and curator Rio Yañez. I first came across his Ghetto Frida two years ago, while working on the project Obsessed With Frida Kahlo. Immediately I felt some sort of cosmic connection-not to Ghetto Frida- but to her creator. And then to…

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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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Dancing with Matisyahu

a little comedic relief in the middle of thesis writing. you too can dance with matis, other choices involve: jumping out of a plane, becoming a super hero, staring in a fairy tale, or being the hottest toy. I give him mad props for being such a skilled promoter check him out on twitter @matisyahu

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