The Bodies That Were Not Ours: And Other Writings / Edition 1

The Bodies That Were Not Ours: And Other Writings / Edition 1

by Coco Fusco, Fusco Coco
     
 

Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco is one of North America's leading interpreters of intercultural theory and practice. This volume gathers together her finest writings since 1995 and includes critical essays by Jean Fisher and Caroline Vercoe that interpret her work.
Engaging and provocative, these essays, interviews, performance scripts and

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Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco is one of North America's leading interpreters of intercultural theory and practice. This volume gathers together her finest writings since 1995 and includes critical essays by Jean Fisher and Caroline Vercoe that interpret her work.
Engaging and provocative, these essays, interviews, performance scripts and fotonovelas take readers on a tour of our current multicultural landscape. Fusco explores such issues as sex tourism in Cuba as a barometer of the island's entry into the global economy, Frantz Fanon's theorization of metropolitan blackness, and artistic and net activist responses to the effects of free trade on the Mexican populace. She interviews such postcolonial personnae as Isaac Julien, Hilton Als and Tracey Moffatt. Approaching the dynamics of cultural fusion from many angles, Fusco's satires, commentaries, and sociological inquiries collapse boundaries, and form a sustained meditation on how the forces of globalization impact upon the making of art.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415251747
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Sect. 1Borne in Captivity
The bodies that were not ours8
Mexarcane International: ethnic talent for export18
Better Yet When Dead22
The man and the myth: Roger Guenveur Smith as Huey P. Newton, an interview26
Captain Shit and other allegories of black stardom: the work of Chris Ofili37
Wreaking havoc on the signified: the art of David Hammons43
My kind of conversation: the artwork of Daniel J. Martinez49
The unbearable weightiness of beings: art in Mexico after NAFTA61
Votos (vows): a performance78
Sect. 2Fotonovelas
Paquita [gamma] Chata Se Arrebatan: a collaboration with Nao Bustamante85
Pochonovela: pilot for a Chicano soap opera89
Sect. 3Suspended in Transit
Blacks in the metropolis: Isaac Julien on Frantz Fanon, an interview99
Rights of Pasage: a performance for South Africa105
Stuff co-written with Nao Bustamante111
Bad grrl bravado: a conversation with Tracey Moffatt128
Hustling for dollars: jineteras in Cuba137
Bridge over troubled waters: and view from the bridge four years on154
El Ultimo Deseo (the last wish): a performance for Cuba163
El Evento Suspendido (the postponed event): a performance for Cuba165
Mamas, sistahs and auntie men: Hilton Als and The Women, an interview167
Sudaca Enterprises: a collaboration with Juan Pablo Ballester and Maria Elena Escalona176
Modernity deferred: the work of Luis Molina-Pantin180
At your service: Latin women in the global information network186
The Incredible Disappearing Woman: a play in one act202
Sect. 4Other Perspectives
Witness for the prosecution: the writings for Coco Fusco223
Agency and ambivalence: a reading of works by Coco Fusco231
Index247

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