Transitio_MX 06: Cambios Compartidos
National Arts Center
Av. Río Churubusco No. 79 (on the corner of Calzada de Tlalpan)
Col. Country Club. Del. Coyoacán
Mexico City, Mexico
Colleen Flaherty and I aka COLL.EO are partecipating in Cambios Compartidos (Shared Changes), the theme of the sixth edition of Transitio, Mexico's largest festival of Electronic Art and Video. We are showing our very first artwork, Framing Gays in the Military (2012) in an exhibition entitled Breaking the rules: the game and the ethical challenge curated by Laura Baigorri.
The show can be seen at the Galería Manuel Felguérez located in CENART, the Centro National de Las Artes in Mexico City, from September 25 until October 11, 2015.
Below is Laura Baigorri's curatorial statement:
"Reason’s blind spots may be identified not only through madness but also through impotence: the inability to act differently from our programmed genetic code, reflex conditioning and prior learning. These uncontrolled and irrational blind spots are represented in this exhibition by means of two questions connected to behavior and identity. One question, on the topic of masculinity is “Do I have a soldier within me?” and the other, on the madness and irrationality of the instincts, through the recurrent but definitive “What is it that a body can do?” There is nothing banal or complacent about these games. Artists who break the rules demonstrate their indomitability and disagreement, throwing out paradoxes and defiance, skirting the ramparts of moral tolerance and posing challenges. Defiant artists no longer attempt to re-establish or reinvent social bonds, they do not search for consensus; they just demonstrate a stubborn intent to point out controversies, establishing themselves within the disagreement."
In addition to Breaking The Rules, the International Exhibition features five additional events:
- Mientras escuchas mi voz… (While you hear my voice) (Experiments for the sleepless mind) curated by Nahum;
- //play ≠ game [play[not]game] //más allá de la caja negra (beyond the black box) curated by Brian Mackern;
- Connected territories: games and collectivity curated by Leonardo Aranda, Eurídice Cabañes, and María Luján Oulton;
- Puntos de Fuga curated by Mónica Bello;
- Resistance at Play curated by Carolyn Jong, Ida Marie Toft, Lynn Hughes, and Skot Deeming.
This is, by far, the most diverse, daring, and intriguing Game Art exhibition of the year.