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El Micro from the Lo Romantico Show 2006

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These are photos of my installation at Columbia College for the ‘Lo Romantico’ show curated by Jesus Macarena Avila

http://www.polvo.org/romantico.htm

The idea of the piece was to fetishize a microwave in an altarpiece. It was a critique on what role ‘success’ and ‘convenience’ play on the destruction of food based cultural traditions.  There were tortillas and cheese available if anyone wanted to make a microwave quesadilla.

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Welcome to Your New Neighborhood

Su Casa
Su Casa

These house shapes are made from manila file folders cut and pasted together. I don’t remember how many were made for a show on gentrification at Polvo http://www.polvo.org/subaltern/tucasa.htm.

Casita
Casita

I think of Victor Jara and the song Casitas del Barrio Alto which I found a video on youtube (of course)