Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Freedom, Give It To Me!

This performance is about gay identity and the way capitalism plays a big part of the new stereotype. The music was Freedom from George Michael, one of the hymns for the gay community and Give it to me, one of the latest single of Madonna, who is also consider to be a gay icon. So the dancer, Antonio Blanco, wearing a mariachi outfit danced on a cow carpet painted as if it was from a zebra, so what you see is not `real´. At the end of the performance Antonio ended on the carpet without the possibility of escaping, as today´s gays are unable to
run away from the cliches and the demands from a capitalist system that has found a new and rich target in this community. The UK is one of the countries that has a large gay community who is very wealthy and there is also a pink gay UK flag, which was used in the performance.

Friday, 8 August 2008

@ Art Notes

The Changarrito appeared in the Spanish art magazine called Art Notes, with an article about the last edition of FEMACO, Mexico City, showing work of young Latin American artist, such as Alan Favero, Rafael López, me, between others.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Protege Moi

After some time away from the cameras I acted for this video-art piece created and directed by Irish artist Michael Gurhy. It is about lost of innocence and sexuality. In this short film also participate English actor-model Jonny Kight and Japanese visual artist Ari Shiratori. ¨Protege Moi¨ was shown in Central Saint Martins in June 2008 and will be show in different film festivals. 
Working with Michael was such a good experience because he helped me to unfocused on acting and focus in the moment -presence- so the result was complete fresh.
I took these stills and soon I will post the video.