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.

For Distribution

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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