Window-Installation by Ytaelena Lopez and Carlos Bueno
(January 6, 2008 - January 31, 2008)
Reception with artists Friday January 11 7pm-10pm FREE
Woman, immigrants, latinos... many groups at many times carry the
weight of the system on their shoulders. The are promised rewards (for them, or perhaps their children) as long as they conform. What is the promise? Assimilation, acceptance and wealth.
This video-installation explores the mundane horror of a human being reduced to an "animal" through behavioral conditioning. There has been a lot of (in our opinion, not enough) resistance to it. Just as the current fashion holds that everything is "information", or the older philosophic fashion of "utility", Skinner's behaviorist regime only works if you throw away much of what makes us human.
Official Website: http://www.atasite.org/calendar/?x=2761
Added by Yta on January 7, 2008