Natural Instincts

Ximena Cuevas

1999 | 00:03:00 | Mexico / United States | Spanish | Color | 4:3 | Super 8 film

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Latino/Chicano, Race

This is a video of musical terror where I superficially — this is the beginning of a larger project —l look at one of the Mexican phenomena that horrifies me the most: internalized racism, being ashamed of one's own roots. The fantasy of waking up white.

— Ximena Cuevas

This title is also available on Ximena Cuevas: Dormimundo Vol. 1 (Sleepworld Vol. 1), Ximena Cuevas: El Mundo del Silencio (The Silent World), and Half-Lies: The Videoworks of Ximena Cuevas.

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Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 2000