Event: Desde Abajo Subimos: From the Bottom We Rise
Desde Abajo Subimos: From the Bottom We Rise
A Youth Advisory Board Final Project
September 15 — December 12, 2008
Opening Reception: December 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On December 12, SoEx’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) presents the screening of Centipeace, a YAB-produced video, alongside a photo and prop installation inspired by the video’s set. Centipeace delves into the mind of youth who re-imagine themselves and their friends as a life-size Centipede video game. Negative stereotypes become written into the body of the centipede, and are destroyed and transformed into more positive and self-affirming words and images. Centipeace is a work that promotes a dialogue around the harmful effects of stereotypes that relate to teenagers and the transformative power that comes from self-definition. The opening celebration will take place in Southern Exposure's back gallery and classroom.
Teaching Artists: Hope Hilton, Jihaari Terry, Tara Foley and Javier Gutierrez
Youth Advisory Board Members: Julie Ainsbury, Essence Alexander, Diego Armando, Alexandra Arnold, Saluzdina Banderas, Constance Castillo, Allyson Cook , Adrienne Dunlap, Nathaniel Galipeau, Luis Gutierrez, Emma Hazen, Pao Chi Kau, Teresa King, Daniel Lemus, Alejandro M., Bryan Marciano, Melissa Mejia, Nina Potepan, Maxine Puorro, Enrique Ramirez, Byron Ramos and Jessica Repas