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BïTCH, Welcome to America!

  • Location:
    San Francisco


Installation by Ytaelena Lopez and Carlos Bueno

Reception with artists Friday January 11 7pm-10pm

Woman, immigrants, latinos… many groups at many times carry the weight of the system on their shoulders. The are promised rewards (for them, or perhaps their children) as long as they conform. What is the promise? Assimilation, acceptance and wealth.

This video-installation explores the mundane horror of a human being reduced to an "animal" through behavioral conditioning. There has been a lot of (in our opinion, not enough) resistance to it. Just as the current fashion holds that everything is "information", or the older philosophic fashion of "utility", Skinner's behaviorist regime only works if you throw away much of what makes us human.

Artists' Television Access (ATA
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Friday, January 11, 2007. 7:00 PM Free

About Ytaelena López:
Yta is a Venezuelan writer who has been doing poetic performances since
1998. Her first projects were with GrupoGrama, a multimedia art collective
in Caracas that promotes new artistic talent and cultural events in
alternative public spaces. She is the author of two books: Voces Nuevas of
Celarg-Monteavila (1998) and Pliegues (2007)

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