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Rubén Ortiz-Torres (February 23, 2000)01:17:45

Rubén Ortiz-Torres begins by showing a video of a lowrider truck called Alien Toy that is immediately followed by a live video performance using puppets accompanied by a live DJ. He is then introduced by Gustavo LeClerc who mentions that Ortiz-Torres was born in Mexico in 1964 and attended both the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City and Cal Arts, and was a Fulbright Scholar. Ortiz-Torres speaks about his work in terms of the dislocation and displacement of immigrants parallels the dislocation and displacement of artists in the art world. His work in photography, video, and various types of appropriated media seeks to capture moments of clashing and mixing cultures and appropriate them to art.

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