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Friday, January 4, 2013


This time, Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga, is a post-apocalyptic Happy New Year concerning what I'm going do as a Chicano writer living in Arizona in 2013.

For our video extras, I'm presenting the work of some other Latino artists, with suitable surreal and sci-fi overtones.

First, let me recommend Misterio en las Bermudas, one of the most incredible end-of-the-world movies ever. It also has Mil Máscaras, Santo, Blue Demon, Atlantis, alien forces, and the Bermuda triangle. The plot is so convoluted that I'll have to see it again, and write about it later . . .

Meanwhile, in post-Katrina New Orleans, José Torres-Tama creates performance art out of a new Latino experience that's stanger than a lot of fantasies of disaster-ridden futures:

Here in Arizona, El Moises is creating fantastic murals that appear in a commercial for the state lottery:

And for some brain-slamming reading, here's Guillermo Gómez-Peña On illness, the human body, performance & quantum physics:

People tell me this storyline is no longer science fiction; it’s the way most people relate to the world nowadays.”

Hang onto your somberos, it's gonna be a wild ride!

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