Border Art Clásicos (1990-2005): An Anthology of Collaborative Video Works by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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Collection: Box Sets

Tags: Activism, Body, Consumer culture, Documentation, Future, Latino/Chicano, Media Analysis, Performance

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Border Art Clásicos (1990-2005): An Anthology of Collaborative Video Works by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

An Anthology of Collaborative Works by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

This "conceptual package" of collaborative videos and writings by leading theorists is a unique opportunity for students, artists and educators to explore the psyche, experimental aesthetics, activist ethos and spiritual cosmology of legendary rebel artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña.

With filmmakers:

Isaac Artenstein, Adriene Jenik, Patrick Litchy, Jethro Rothe-Kushel, Daniel Salazar, Henry Sayre & Sandy Brooke, Roberto Sifuentes, Liz Singer, Gustavo Vazquez

The box set is accompanied by a booklet with the following essays:

  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña: Sophisticated Seduction -- Carol Becker 
  • Notes on the fluid borders between performance and video -- Guillermo Gómez-Peña
  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña and the 'Reversal of the Anthropological Gaze' -- Amelia Jones
  • Theatricalizations of Postcolonial Theory -- Eduardo Mendieta
  • Chicalango Border Crossings:  How I Met Gómez-Peña and Became Involved with His Border-Crossing Cartography -- Antonio Prieto-Stambaugh
  • Border Teachings -- Henry Sayre 
  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña, INTERCULTURAL WARRIOR -- Richard Schechner




Included Titles

Isaac Artenstein + 1 other
1990 | 52:00
Border Brujo
Sitting at an altar decorated with a kitsch collection of cultural fetish items, and wearing a border patrolman’s jacket decorated with buttons, bananas, beads, and shells, Gómez-Peña delivers a sly and bitter indictment of U.S. colonial attitudes...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: latino/chicano, performance

Isaac Artenstein + 1 other
1990 | 16:00
Son of Border Crisis
In these seven short video performances directed by Isaac Artenstein, Gómez-Peña confronts Mexican-American culture clashes, stereotypes, and the Fourth World (immigrants). Speaking through a bullhorn or on the airwaves of mock-station Radio Latino...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: latino/chicano, performance, poetry, post-colonialism

Guillermo Gómez... + 2 others
1995 | 58:00
El Naftazteca: Cyber-Aztec TV for 2000 A.D.
Interrupting the nightly news in an act of guerrilla television, Gómez-Peña returns to the persona of a Chicano-Aztec veejay—"The Mexican who talks back, the illegal Mexican performance artist with state of the art technology"—to elaborate the...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: future, indigenous, latino/chicano, performance

Gustavo Vazquez + 1 other
2001 | 26:30
The Great Mojado Invasion, Part 2 (The Second U.S.-Mexico War)
In The Great Mojado Invasion (The Second US - Mexico War), writer/performer Guillermo Gómez-Peña and filmmaker Gustavo Vazquez combine Chicano wit and political vision to create an ironic, post-millennial and postmodern look at the future of U.S./...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: found footage, humor, latino/chicano, race

Temple of Confessions
A documentation of a performance/installation. Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes created a fictional religion based on inter-cultural confessions. Exhibiting themselves in Plexiglas boxes as "end-of-the-century saints", the two performers...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: documentation, latino/chicano, performance, religion/spirituality

Borderstasis: A Video Diary
This strange, lyrical performance video diary is a millennial reflection on the impossibility to "reveal" one’s self in stormy times such as ours. The piece is also about the intricate connections between performance and everyday life; about...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: autobiography, diary, family, language, latino/chicano, performance

A Declaration of Poetic Disobediance
As a "Post-Mexican” performance artist operating out of the US for over 20 years, one of my conceptual obsessions has been to constantly reposition myself within the hegemonic maps. Whether this map is the Americas, the larger cartography of art, or...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: documentary, latino/chicano, performance, poetry

Los Videograffitis (A Selection from Ethno-techno)
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gustavo Vazquez, Daniel Salazar, Patrick Litchy, Jethro Rothe-Kushel


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: language, latino/chicano

The Brown Sheep Project
In 2002, my troupe, La Pocha Nostra and I were invited to conduct a workshop at Columbia College in Chicago with 15 students and faculty from different departments. At the end of the two-week workshop, we created a large-scale performance-...


Collection: Single Titles

Tags: body, documentary, latino/chicano, performance