Dangerous Border Crossers: The Artist Talks Back

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This anthology of G¿mez-Pe¿a's performance chronicles, diary entries, poems, essays, and texts, sheds an extraordinary light on the life and work of this migrant provocateur.

 

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Awarded a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1991, G"mez-Pe$a is known for shocking audiences with such performances as "Couple in a Cage" (1994), a critique of the historical practice of ... Read full review

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Awarded a prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1991, G"mez-Pe$a is known for shocking audiences with such performances as "Couple in a Cage" (1994), a critique of the historical practice of ... Read full review

Contents

Performances
3
Love Poem
5
La Migrant Life
7
Returning to America 1997
18
Criminal Identity Profile
21
Performance Documents
23
SuperNintendo Ranchero
29
Mexican Beasts and Living Santos
35
The Activist Commandments of the New Millennium
93
The Selfdeportation Project 1995
97
PART II
99
From Chiapas to Wales
101
The Mexican Community Center in Fort Collings
116
From Montana to Helsinki
117
An Untranslatable Memory 1999
135
Deported to the North
137

A Selection of Audience Confessions
41
Ethnocyborgs and Genetically Engineered Mexicans
45
A Selection of Internet Confessions
58
On Fear of the Other
61
When Our Performance Personas Walk out of the Museum
62
Performance Memory
73
My Third Tattoo
77
Performing in extremely unusual contexts
79
Performance Radio Interview
91
One Nude Woman Thirteen Roaches and No Arrests
143
On Censorship
145
Communities in Despair
147
PART III
149
Conversations Across the Border Fence
165
Strategies for Collaboration and Community Activisim A conversation between Guillermo GomezPena Roberto Sifuentes and Lisa Wolford
167
Notes on Multiculturalism without People of Color A conversation between Guillermo GomezPena and Josh
188
Postcards from the Border Zone
278
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