Video Review:
I am Derek Prado and I have watched, and analyzed the 3 following videos: In Thought, Total Babez and Que Planeta Tan Feroz. In Thought, by Francisco Mojica: The video starts off with a young adult male sitting on the chair with a cigar on his right hand and a spotlight on him. The video then had a computer generated voice that questions why it should feel happy or not, and if it would need to take medication to be happy. The video repeats the same script, yet it feels as though the male is constantly staring at the viewer emotionless instead of it as a loop. It is very ominous the more time passes and yet peaceful till the male then fades away.2. Total Babez, By Jeannette Viveros: This video is all script and the viewer would have to engage with the video by reading what the script says, but it is more effective to read it in the viewers thoughts because once the viewer does the video will impact the viewer. The video starts with a story of a few roommates being introduced, then the story has a change of tone to being about a woman that was visiting the doctor and it did not goes as planned as he thought. While the characters in the story are read to be shocked or concerned so does the viewer as if they were there. Also the viewer would imagine the whole scenario in their mind and see the scenario play out as they read it. It is very interesting how it grabs the viewer and makes the menage with the video rather than just watching it.3. Que Planeta Tan Feroz, By Romana Vera: The video mainly has a woman going through her nightly routine of showering, changing, and going to bed,and the video shows different perspectives of the room while the room has a video projection of nature on the walls and furniture. This has a strong impact due to how the vibe of the woman’s nightly routine is simple juxtaposition of the nature video being played out that shows how powerful and amazing nature is in comparison. The video clearly shows the difference of an indoor vibe and the outdoor vibe that makes the viewer observe the nature of the video than where that nature is being shown in.

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Take a peek at You Are Breathing In It! Alternative Art Practices, curated by Karla Diaz, at the Riverside Art Museum if you didn’t make it out to the opening last week.

 

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Dang, even Reggie the Alligator is at the polls voting Slanguage!

He made sure to bring his CA ID card and his email address to register to vote. Don’t forget yours!


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Now, Mario Ybarra, Jr. talks about Slanguage, our programming,  and a couple of reasons why to vote Slanguage for the Mohn Award.

 

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An important message brought to you by Antonio De Jesus Lopez of Slanguage.

 

Two more days till the opening show for the Más Rudas, “Homegirls” installation!

Slanguage wants to also thanks everyone  who was able to make to the panel discussion with the girls last night it was great way for everyone to get to know Más Rudas and their collective.  Tonight don’t forget to drop by tonight for San Pedro Art walk; there will be a welcoming party for Más Rudas,  and art exhibit thrown by Tree-house Gallery and Boutique.

Next on the interview tip lets get to know Kristin Gamez. She is awesome both involved in art and music check it out…

Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background in the San Antonio art scene?

A: I was a participant of an inner city youth arts non–profit called San Antonio Youth Yes, SAY SI in high school. I began working with digital art and was introduced to digital video and the use of installation pieces. We would have art shows every First Friday of the month and I gained much exposure to the San Antonio art scene then. However, once I left for the University of Texas I have not been involved with the art scene since 2001. It has only been since my work with the collective that I have returned to the San Antonio art scene.

Q:How did you get involved with Más Rudas?


A: I met Mari Hernandez and she asked if I wanted to be in all female art group and have an art show. We had a meeting and then concreted a few items like being a Chicana art collective and being just five.
Q: I know the concept of the show is ” Homegirls”  what is the meaning of this theme to you?
A: Homegirls for me is a friend that is down with who I am and we together are supportive of each other. A friend that due to our experiences together, is very dear to me.

Q: Being it is your first collective show in Los Angeles what is your goal for this show or feelings on it?
A: I am excited to present a show in the LA area because I understand the community is similar to the SA community, which means it will be like home. I love working with my collective because we do work that is representative or ourselves and our culture growing up in San Antonio. I would hope that this resonates with the LA community.
I also hope to get the Más Ruda collective name and mission in the minds of the LA art scene.


Q: Where do you see MAS RUDAS or yourself in the future with projects?

A: I see us completing youth media/art workshops and completing out of state and in state art exhibitions.

Thank You Kristin for that. There are two more girls that were not able to make it because of obligations , but I still wanted to get their voice on the blog in support of the collective. Stay tuned to the blog  for the  next interview with Sarah Castillo.

For more information on tonight’s event at Tree House Gallery and Boutique please check out Swapmeet Chronicles.

Alrato,

DJ

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