El Naftazteca: Cyber-Aztec TV for 2000 A.D.

1995 | 00:58:00 | United States | English / Spanish | Color | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Future, Indigenous, Latino/Chicano, Performance

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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 complications of American identity. This post-NAFTA Cyber Aztec pirate commandeers the television signal from his underground "Vato bunker", where virtual reality meets Aztec ritual. Gómez-Peña embodies the doubly radical Chicano performance artist, delivering radical ideas through a radical form of entertainment.

With guest performances by Roberto Sifuentes and Ruben Martinez. 

This title is also available on Border Art Clásicos (1990-2005): An Anthology of Collaborative Video Works by Guillermo Gómez-Peña.

Premiere

1994