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

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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




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Included Titles

Isaac Artenstein + 1 other

Border Brujo

1990| 00:52:00

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…

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Tags: Latino/Chicano, Performance

Isaac Artenstein + 1 other

Son of Border Crisis

1990| 00:16:00

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…

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Tags: Latino/Chicano, Performance, Poetry, Post-colonialism

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…

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Tags: Future, Indigenous, Latino/Chicano, Performance

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-…

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Tags: Found Footage, Humor, Latino/Chicano, Race

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…

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Tags: Documentation, Latino/Chicano, Performance, Religion/Spirituality

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…

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Tags: Autobiography, Diary, Family, Language, Latino/Chicano, Performance

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…

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Tags: Documentary, Latino/Chicano, Performance, Poetry

Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Gustavo Vazquez, Daniel Salazar, Patrick Litchy, Jethro Rothe-Kushel "Guillermo Gómez-Peña has invited film and video-maker colleagues from around the world to re-envision his…

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Tags: Language, Latino/Chicano

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…

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Tags: Body, Documentary, Latino/Chicano, Performance

Guillermo Gómez-Peña + 1 other

No homeland/no fear

2004| 00:13:00

In 2002 PBS commissioned several Latino filmmakers to create a three-hour documentary on Latino arts in the U.S. The segment for San Francisco was commissioned to Gustavo Vazquez, who in turn invited…

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Tags: Latino/Chicano, Performance, Politics