Video Archive | DJs (1)

Rubén Ortiz-Torres
Rub?n Ortiz-Torres begins by showing a video of a lowrider truck called Alien Toy that is immediately followed by a live...

Rubén Ortiz-Torres

February 23, 2000 | Video Lecturer:
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Rub?n Ortiz-Torres begins by showing a video of a lowrider truck called Alien Toy that is immediately followed by a live video performance using puppets accompanied by a live DJ. He is then introduced by Gustavo LeClerc who mentions that Ortiz-Torres was born in Mexico in 1964 and attended both the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City and Cal Arts, and was a Fulbright Scholar. Ortiz-Torres speaks about his work in terms of the dislocation and displacement of immigrants parallels the dislocation and displacement of artists in the art world. His work in photography, video, and various types of appropriated media seeks to capture moments of clashing and mixing cultures and appropriate them to art.

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SCI-Arc faculty member Gustavo LeClerc introduces Rub?n Ortiz-Torres and talks about his personal history. Born in Mexico City in...
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Rub?n Ortiz-Torres explains that he has no bias against staging photos, but he finds that reality is often much stranger than...
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