May 2014: Linda Adele Goodine
MADE IN MEXICO, HER PLACE, ALMOST HER PLACE, NOT HER PLACE.
HECHO EN MEXICO, SU LUGAR, CASI SU LUGAR, NO SU LUGAR.
Please join us for an Artist Talk and Closing Reception this Thursday, May 29 from 5 - 7pm.
The Mexican and U.S. populations are indelibly bound through shared heritages, popular holidays, and entertainment, as well as through business. The war on drugs defines roles for production and roles for consumption, similar to the Disney Corporation indoctrinating Mexican children into American princess fantasies. This installation made of sound, image and text is dedicated to the true heroes. The journalists and photojournalist who lost their lives while exposing the covert activities of the drug cartels. It is our intent to show solidarity with these Mexican families who seem condemned to live their lives in fear of violence. We would also like to challenge the concept of borders that artificially separate and distinguish the entities and identities we are supposed to translate between. This is not only because Mexico’s war on drugs is humanity’s war, but also because the United States, since its conception, has always been composed of a great number of Mexicans. In today’s world, global events are no longer foreign. We make this work to champion tolerance and celebration of differences, stress the importance of multicultural and educational exchange programs between the U.S. and Mexico, and finally, address a history of inattention towards Mexico.
This bilingual, multi-sensory installation, includes audio, video, textiles, and photography.
Supplemental video interviews with the artist are available on our PiggyBack App Tour. The app is a free download for your Android or iPhone. Learn more at www.piggyback-app.com