Touching From A Distance

Two-Channel Video
6:08 minutes
2008

With the participation of Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara
(interpreting Joy Division's 1979 song 'Transmission')

February 01, 2008, Plaza de la Liberación, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

Touching From A Distance focuses on the fragmentation of public space and the varying uninhibited actors simultaneously occupying the space of Plaza de la Liberación in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on a particular day; yet touching from a distance in their constituent interests and concerns. As Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara interprets and performs Joy Division's song, Transmission, a protest against the inefficient use of regional public funds transpires. The work looks to Plaza de la Liberación as a stage and locale for enunciative acts and musical contravention.

 

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Milenio, 2008
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