Exhibit Opening: "Filmformance and Hacktivism: New Directions in Latin@ Performance"
Thu, April 12, 2012 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1
You are cordially invited to the tenth annual ¡A Viva Voz! celebration, Filmformance and Hacktivism: New Directions in Latin@ Performance, featuring performance artist Nao Bustamante, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and new media activist artist Ricardo Dominguez, University of California San Diego, at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.
Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater, a group who developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in 1998 in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. His recent projects include the Transborder Immigrant Tool, a GPS cellphone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S. border and “Drones at Home,” an exhibition on drones, drone economies, and art.
Naomi Bustamante's work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing. Popularly known for her appearance in the Bravo Network television show A Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, she has also exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the New York Museum of Modern Arts, Sundance, and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki.
The evening will include comments by Associate Director Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, Center for Mexican American Studies. A reception with light refreshments will follow.