Diego Ramirez: Postcard eXotica - Art Collector

Diego Ramirez, Postcard eXotica, 2016. HD Video, 30mins duration. Courtesy: the artist and MARS Gallery, Melbourne

Postcard eXotica is a 30min cinematic re-enactment in HD Video of a collection of found photographs. More specifically, vintage American postcards produced circa 1900-1930s that depict Mexican stereotypes. The work seeks to think through the Western gaze by approaching the pictures as movie scenes and revealing the condition of their making – particularly the way they are scripted, staged, lit and filmed. In a broader manner, the video pastiches early cinema, contemporary pop and horror to trace the ways in which these ideas manifest today.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 29 September 2016
Exhibition closes: 15 October 2016
Location: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Contact: 03 9521 7517
Email: andy@marsgallery.com.au

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