11-10-08 Culture Wars (Chicano Art and U.S Mexican Border)

11-10-08 Culture Wars (Chicano Art and U.S Mexican Border)...

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Chicano Art and U.S Mexican Border ADD – MEXICAN AMERICANS TO CHICANO COLLECTIVE EFFORT Chicago Art and U.S Mexican Border 1. Los Angeles Times, April 2005 1. Visual Rhetoric 1. Think about the Los Angeles times clipping in relation risking taking? What makes this image so striking? How does it relate to content and form. 1. Perspective : The downward perspective of the observer causes the officer to grow larger. 1. The rectangle of the trunk, constricting the woman, seems even smaller with the vertical camera angle. 2. Visual Surprise : When think about objects occupying the trunk, we think about language or groceries, not people. 1. The human cargo surprises the viewer because its violates our expectations 3. Discomfort Immigrants Endure : The crammed bodies in the drunk represents danger and discomfort. The photograph wants us to know how little room the room have. 1
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Chicano Art and U.S Mexican Border 1. Because the people are willing to endanger themselves, the observer gains a sense of the degree of desperation. 4. Immigrants don’t want to be found : Upon discovery, one woman closes her eyes and other covers their face. 1. Like the Jacob Rii’s photographs, these woman are caught in movement when you don’t want to be found or photographed 2. Description of Image 1. Think about what it means to be an immigrant both illegal and legal. 1. Unlike New York City, Los Angles is organized laterally not vertically. 2. The lateral organization creates mini universes of difficult cultures and races often with class and immigrant community marking 3. The upper-class often employs these immigrants for cheap labor 2. When publish in the newspaper, the media used a quarter of the page which help make the image more striking 3. Information Regarding the Quote 2
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Chicano Art and U.S Mexican Border 1. The quote represents the people being smuggled into the borders and the risk their willing to endure for opportunity of employment. 2. Julio Caesar Morales, Undocumented Interventions, 2005 1. Background on the Artist 1. TJ Mexican Arts who lives SF 3
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Chicano Art and U.S Mexican Border 2. Visual Rhetoric 1. What makes undocumented inventions art compared to the Los Angeles times article? 1. Documentary Photograph 1. The Los Angles time article look like a documentary photograph in which the artist captures a slice of reality presenting event as they really happened. 2. The audience is interested more news story then aesthetic aspects of photograph 2. Newspaper don’t print water-color images 1. Newspaper do not present water-color images for describing breaking news 2. Although the photographs represents real people, the physical material used to construct the reality, water color, render the image more artistic. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2009 for the course HIST 11888 taught by Professor Meyer during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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