Ex-Mex

digital video, 5:17 minutes, 2004

“Ex-Mex” combines poster art from the “golden age” of Mexican cinema (1930s-‘50s) and original animations with footage from a decidedly ethnocentric and exoticizing 1930 American travelogue movie about Mexico and my own super-8 film that I shot on a  trip to Mexico to visit an ex-boyfriend. The film investigates the nostalgic, exotic, pathetic, and romantic bent of these images.

2004 Picante, curated by Cecilia Reynolds, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA), Athens, GA.
2004 Media Frames: Video, Installation, & Electronic Media, curated by Sean Regan, Foster Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI.

 

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