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Available: Apr 14, 2022 22:00
Until: Apr 29, 2022 03:59

Vick Quezada (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist, exploring hybrid forms in Indigenous-Latinx history and the function of these histories in contested lands, primarily in the U.S.-Mexico Border. They work with a variety of mediums: video, performance, sculpture and ceramics. They incorporate found objects (man-made) and natural elements, like dirt, soil, flora, corn and combine them with found objects like bricks, reclaimed trash, chains, cans, and barbed wire. Works selected for the MMFF include: “Seed/Unseed” (2020, Vick Quezada, United States/Mexico, Video Performance, 15 min), “Destined for Gold” (2019), “High Grind, Low Wage” (2018). Introduction by Virginia McLaurin, UMass Amherst.

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Destined for Gold

Destined for Gold

00:11:52

Quezada returns to their inhabiting a landscape, this time along the Mohawk Trail, not far from their home in Massachusetts.

High Grind, Low Wage

High Grind, Low Wage

00:50:39

“High Grind, Low Wage” weds duration with task, as Quezada cuts grass for fifty minutes uncut.

Seed Unseed

Seed Unseed

00:15:07

In “Seed/Unseed”, Quezada examines Indigenous-Latinx hybridity and how material histories function in contested lands and particularly the Mexico-United States border. (from The Latinx Project)

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